TC Ultra Loony Challenge Reasons to Run
Participants completing all 35.5 miles will receive a special TC Ultra Loony Challenge medal and custom gym bag! Plus, all your individual event gear and participant gift!
October Virtual Fun
We will have fun activities, tips and tutorials to celebrate all month long, including how to bring a piece of the classic 27th Mile experience to your own home!
Submit you Results (x3)
Submit your results Oct 1-31 via Race Roster or RunKeeper. Don’t forget to use our app to snap your finish line picture and race time! NOTE: no time limits will be enforced.
Cheer. Record. Listen.
Have your friends and family pre-record an encouraging message and then play it back over the length of your race-day course. Find out how via Motigo.
Virtual Goodies and Expo
Find exclusive offers from our partners in the virtual goodie bag in our app! Also get to experience your favorite running brands via the virtual Expo.
Push your training, test your endurance, and reach your new potential.
Join our private first-timer Facebook group and receive exclusive emails with tips on training, virtual course planning, runner stories and more!
The virtual events will be available for completion October 1 - October 31, 2020.
For the future sustainability of our organization, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, it is not feasible to refund or offer deferments to 2021 events or beyond. We will be offering a partial credit towards a future event with Twin Cities In Motion.
We understand and sympathize how the pandemic has impacted runners and your investment in events. We have looked at all possible options for 2020 event registration reimbursements. As an organization we are careful stewards of our budgets and will continue to be to ensure we can host community-based running events into the future.
As part of the race planning process, certain fixed costs (e.g., shirts, medals, fulfillment, vendor deposits) all of which are made months, and up to a year ahead of the following race are unrecoverable. The compounding impact of the pandemic crisis has been deeply felt financially at TCM. We appreciate your understanding of the position we are in regarding our refund and deferral policy.
TC Loony Challenge: $55
TC Ultra Loony Challenge: $75
* Applies only to those registered prior to 6/22 with an access code
Participants registered by September 1, 2020 gear will be mailed out no later than the week of October 5. If you registered after September 1, your participant gear will be mailed after the completion of the virtual event starting the week of November 16.
IMPORTANT: In the context of COVID-19 shipping is proving unpredictable. All dates are subject to change due to vendor or supply chain limitations.
*Gear will be mailed once; returned packages will not be re-mailed.
The TC Loony Challenge includes individual entry for each event in the series, an additional piece of swag which will be a bag, and an extra finisher medal at the conclusion of the series. The 5K and 10K entries include a participant gift (same shirt and medal gifted at 5K and 10K events), and all general participant amenities. The 10 Mile entry will include an additional participant shirt and finisher medal. Registrants will receive communication via email with the details for each individual event the week of the event.
You will be able to submit your virtual results here, starting October 1, 2020. *Note, there will be no time limits enforced.
All TCM 2020 virtual events involve self-reported times for the distance and events you registered. You choose a date and time to run your event and submit your time during the event’s virtual dates.
Participants will enjoy (exact activations vary by event):
Participant gear including medal, shirt and gift
Twin Cities In Motion app, presented by Medtronic for details like event information, selfie filters, virtual goodies, and much more
Interactive social media challenges, giveaways and games
Motigo expereince for personal cheers and fun “course” entertainment
For more information, visit specific event page or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @twincitiesinmotion.
TOP COVID RELATED SAFETY TIPS
Don’t run if you feel sick
Follow all public health guidelines, including social distancing guidelines of staying 6ft from people not in your household
Don’t gather in large groups and avoid congregating in common areas - Do not run the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, TC 10 Mile, TC 10K or TC 5K race course at the original start times
We discourage runners from unnecessary travel, especially those who are considered an at-risk group
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth
Wear a mask in public settings before and after your run
Prepare for limited access to public restrooms and water fountains
Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass
Alter your route or time of day you run if you find it too crowded to ensure appropriate social distancing
TOP GENERAL SAFETY TIPS
Follow all traffic and pedestrian laws at all times—roads aren’t closed, so you must be responsible for your own safety and maintain situational awareness
If wearing headphones, keep volume down and only wear one ear bud. Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you
Drink when you feel thirsty, bring plenty of fluids
Run before it gets too hot or on a less humid day
If you’re feeling hot, lightheaded, or dizzy during the run slow your pace to prevent overheating
Look and listen both ways before crossing
Write down or tell someone of your running route and when you plan to run
Wear reflective material if you must run before dawn or after dark
Carry identification or write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe. Include any medical information.
Run against traffic so you can see approaching automobiles
Participants should NOT run the marathon weekend courses at the start time on the original scheduled date of the event. We encourage all participants to complete their race via a route that starts from your home and to follow proper social distancing guidelines as outlined above.
Make sure to follow Twin Cities In Motion on Facebook and Instagram @twincitiesinmotion for the release of contests and activities starting Thursday, October 1, 2020.
If you'd like to submit your picture for a contest, please tag @twincitiesinmotion on either Facebook or Instagram. This way we will be able to see all the submissions. The last day to accept submissions is October, 31, 2020.
We will reach out via either Instagram or Facebook messenger to gather your contact information to deliver the prize to you. Winners will be contacted after October 31, 2020 to ensure everyone can participate in the time frame of the virtual Medtronic Twin Cities Weekend of Events.
If a winner is contacted and we do not hear back within 3 days, the prize will be provided to the next randomly drawn winner.