TC Loony Challenge - 2019

TC Loony Challenge

Reasons to Run

Runner Bling

Participants completing all 19.3 miles earn four finisher medals in two days!

Special Recognition

Wear an extra race bib with your series to encourage fellow challengers.

Unique Experience

Running back-to-back races is a bold accomplishment to tackle!

Automatic 10 Mile

Bypass the drawing and guarantee entry into Minnesota's most popular fall race.

Just like the Minnesota state bird, the common loon, a TC Loony runner is strong, active, agile and distinctive! These runners are hardly common, though - they challenge themselves to run three races in one weekend. The TC Loony Challenge includes the three Twin Cities In Motion events during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - totaling 19.3 miles.

Series Celebration

As a TC Loony Challenge participant, you'll receive access into an exclusive, heated tent on Sunday to celebrate your weekend. Meet fellow series participants, fill up on hot coffee, a catered meal and dessert, and pick up your 2019 series swag! Show your bib for tent access.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible 2019 TC Loony Challenge finisher medal.


When should I register?

Minnesota's favorite running series is back! The 2019 TC Loony Challenge, including the TC 10K and TC 5K on Saturday, October 5 and Medtronic TC 10 Mile on Sunday, October 6 will open in the spring. Check back for details!

How can I confirm my registration?

Registration confirmation for the TC Loony Challenge is online. A search function will be available when registration opens.

What is included with entry?

The TC Loony Challenge includes individual entry for each event in the series, an additional piece of swag (TBD), and an extra finisher medal at the conclusion of the series. Each individual entry includes an assigned race number, participant gift, and all general participant amenities. Some races include the option to upgrade the general entry for an additional cost. Registrants will receive communication via email with the details for each individual event the week of the event. Finisher medals for each race are available to finishers at the event, and for the series at the final finish line.

Will there be prizes and awards?

The top 3 men and women who complete the TC Loony Challenge will be awarded a finisher certificate with his or her place and time! Due to the complexity of the series, age group awards will not be awarded.

When will I receive my gear?

Participants will receive series gear at our NEW series celebration! Participants are given special access to a heated tent at the end of their final race during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. The party includes catered food, coffee and Summit beer! Gear and series finisher medals will be distributed in the tent!

Where can I find results?

Results will be accumulated and posted online. Click here to see results from 2018 and prior.