TC Ultra Loony Challenge - 2020

The Medtronic Twin Cities Weekend of Events is still scheduled to take place October 2-4.

TC Ultra Loony Challenge

Reasons to Run

Runner Bling

Participants completing all 35.5 miles a special TC Ultra Loony Challenge medal!

Special Recognition

Wear an "Ultra Loony" backtag to rep your series and spot fellow challengers.

Epic Achievement

Push your training, test your endurance, and reach your new potential.

Fun Weekend

Gather your friends and run the Twin Cities' most popular running weekend.

Just like the Minnesota state bird, the common loon, a TC Ultra 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 Ultra Loony Challenge includes the three events during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - totaling 35.5 miles.

Series Celebration

As a TC Ultra 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 2020 series swag! Show your bib for tent access.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible 2020 TC Ultra Loony Challenge finisher medal.


When should I register?

2020 registration will open Tuesday, March 3 for Rewards In Motion (RIM) Members and open to all Non RIM Members on Thursday, March 5. 

Event prices increase when blocks of entries are filled, not by a date on the calendar. Register early; we expect demand for the early block prices to be strong and blocks can fill without notice. Registration will close on September 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. or once race capacity has been reached.

A great way to make sure you never miss the best price on an event is to enroll in our free Rewards In Motion program. Rewards In Motion members will ALWAYS receive access to the lowest price block prior to public registration opening.

How can I see if I'm registered?

Once registration is open: Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2020 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend.

What is included with entry?

The TC Ultra Loony Challenge includes individual entry for each event in the series, an additional piece of swag which is a bag, and an extra finisher medal at the conclusion of the series. The 5K and 10K entries include an assigned race number for two events, participant gift (same shirt and medal gifted at 5K and 10K events), and all general participant amenities. The marathon entry will include a unique race bib, additional participant shirt and finisher medal. 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 after the final finish line.

Will there be prizes and awards?

The top 3 men and women who complete the TC Ultra 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 series celebration! Participants are given special access to an exclusive, heated tent at the end of their final race during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. The party includes catered food 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 2019 and prior.

Can I transfer my Ultra Loony Challenge races to another distance or to someone else?

Distance transfer: You may transfer one of your TC Ultra Loony Challenge distances to another distance at this time. The deadline for all transfers is September, 18, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

One race transfer: You may also transfer ONE of your races to another runner, but they will not then qualify for any of the TC Loony Challenge gifts and standings.

Full race series transfer: You may your entire TC Loony Challenge race series until  August, TBD, 2020.