TC Unprecedented Loony Challenge - 2020

TC Unprecedented Loony Challenge

Once in a Lifetime

For the first time ever in TCM history, take on the challenge of running every distance! This includes the KARE 11 Family Mile, TC 5K presented by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., TC 10K, Medtronic TC 10 Mile and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. 

So. Much. Gear!

Participants completing all 46.5 miles will receive a bag full of participant shirts, medals, gifts and special TC Unprecedented Loony medal and gym bag.

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 Your Results (x5)

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. 

Twin Cities In Motion App, presented by Medtronic

Download your one-stop resource for event information on Google Play and iTunes, including FAQs, virtual goodie bag, social media activities and more.

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.

Epic Achievement

Push your training, test your endurance, and reach your new potential in this new unprecedented challenge over the full month of October.

First-Timer Friendly

Join our private first-timer Facebook group and receive exclusive emails with tips on training, virtual course planning, runner stories and more!

Mystery Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible 2020 TC Unprecedented Loony Challenge finisher medal.
Unprecedented Loony Challenge gym bag 2020

Exclusive Gym Bag

This year's additional challenge gift is this gym bag to hold all of your running needs!


When will I receive my gear?

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.

What all gear is included in this challenge?

For taking on the Unprecedented Loony Challenge you will receive:

  • KARE 11 Family Mile shirt and medal
  • TC 5K/10K shirt and medal
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile shirt and medal
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon shirt and medal
  • Unprecedented Loony Challenge medal
  • Gym Bag
Where can I submit virtual results?

You will be able to submit your virtual results here, starting October 1, 2020. *Note, there will be no time limits enforced.

When will this virtual challenge be available?

This challenge, and all other Medtronic Twin Cities Weekend of Events, will be virtually available October 1 - October 31, 2020. 

How can I confirm my registration?

You may confirm your registration here.

What guidelines are there for safe social distance running?


  • 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 



  • 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