Reasons to Run
Participants completing all 19.3 miles a special TC Ultra Loony Challenge medal!
Wear an "Ultra Loony" backtag to rep your series and spot fellow challengers.
Push your training, test your endurance, and reach your new potential.
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.
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 2019 series swag! Show your bib for tent access.
The 2020 TC Ultra Loony Challenge, including the TC 10K and TC 5K on Saturday, October 3 and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, October 4 opens in early March 2020.
Once registration is open: Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2020 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend.
The TC Ultra 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. 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.
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.
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!