Race for a Cause

Looking for the courage to sign up for a race or the motivation to make it to the finish line? We have you covered! Whether you're looking for a group to train with or a cause to add depth to your experience, Twin Cities In Motion has a variety of options to ignite your fitness journey.

Training Teams

If you're looking for a group to train with, we have you covered. Runners who train with a training team are more likely to make it to the start line AND more likely to get closer to their goal time! Click here to check out our list of training team options  -- many of which have a long history of preparing runners for our races.

Charity Program

Marathon and 10 Mile Entries Available!

Better yourself AND your community. Add meaning to your miles by participating in our community and charity programs! Nearly 30 charities are signed up with official programs for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile; check them out below and make your race part of something bigger. To benefit a charity, please contact an organization below BEFORE you register.

Have another cause in mind?

Let us know if you're raising funds for a cause on your own! Click here to set up a new fundraising page or email us if you have one already started! Contact Kelli Bartholow, Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager, [email protected] to share your cause or to learn how you can maximize fundraising efforts through TCM's Official Charity Program!

Preferred Charities - TCM Community Partners

Bolder Options

Bolder Options is an innovative program focused on healthy youth development. Uniting one-on-one mentoring with goal setting, physical activity, tutoring, and leadership opportunities the program builds confidence, maximizes potential, and encourages healthy life skills. 

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Rob Lyons, [email protected] 612.379.2653 ext. 221

Girls on the Run Twin Cities

Girls on the Run Twin Cities, Inc. inspires girls in the 3rd to 5th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident by combining training for a 3.1 mile race with important lessons about body image, healthy living, friendship and more. It takes an entire community to empower young girls to live to their potential.

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Mary Uran, [email protected] 202-631-2840

MIGIZI Communications

MIGIZI Communications advances a message of success, well-being and justice for the American Indian community. This mission is carried out through program elements in media and telecommunications via First Person Productions and education activities including academic, cultural, and health and wellness education through our Native Academy program.

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Graham Hartley, [email protected] 612-721-6631 x208

YWCA of Minneapolis

YWCA of Minneapolis works to fulfill their mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. YWCA of Minneapolis girls and youth programs focus on the strengths of young people and challenge them to expect and create great things in their lives.

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Nicole Hessels, [email protected] 612-215-4215

Team USA Minnesota

Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Distance Training Center is a coordinated effort to bring local resources together to improve post-collegiate American distance running and develop Olympians. It was formed in January 2001 and began selecting athletes - primarily from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest - in April of that year. The Team USA Minnesota Distance Training Center builds on the state's long and proud history of producing talented runners and Olympians.

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Pat Goodwin, [email protected] 952-454-8876

Premier Charity

Team World Vision

Team World Vision is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Sinead Barry-Lukas, [email protected] 651-263-9904

Partnering Charities

Children's Minnesota
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Brady Gervais, [email protected] 952-992-5512
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Upper Midwest Chapter
  • 9 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • 5 Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Erik Hyland, [email protected] 612-335-7924

Commit to $750 fundraising minimum with $150 self-pledge to get your Invitation Code to help us see a world free of MS. Receive t-shirt, fundraising tools, and cheer zone festivities at our 27th Mile Charity Partner Tent! For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Participating Charities

Center for Spirituality & Healing
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Dianne Lev, [email protected] 612-624-1121
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Devin Smith Scholarship Foundation
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Robert King, [email protected] 646-741-1378
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Dress for Success Twin Cities
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Lily Lamb, [email protected] 773-953-2996
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Mile in My Shoes
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Dina Carpenter, [email protected] 612-889-9147
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Project Purple
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Dino Verrelli, [email protected] 203-714-6052
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Still Kickin
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Lindsay Wenner, [email protected]
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Team Red, White & Blue
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Emily Seddon, [email protected]
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

USTA Northern
  • TEAM FULL -Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • TEAM FULL -Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Christine Nickels, [email protected] 952-358-3290
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Contributing Charities

Achieving Cures Together
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Peter Westerhaus, [email protected] 952-688-3760
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Alzheimer's Association
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Maura Studer, [email protected] 952-767-7564
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Association for India's Development
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Saurav Talukdar, [email protected], 612-545-8960
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Children's Cancer Research Fund
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Bethany Stavran, [email protected] 952-224-4150
For more information, please click here to visit the website.

Crescent Cove
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Tara Anderson, [email protected] 952-426-4711
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

CureSearch For Children's Cancer
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Erin Richey, [email protected] 240-235-2272
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Folds of Honor
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Megan Cron, [email protected], 763-245-6279
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Jamie Young, [email protected] 484-879-6160
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Laurencia's Victory
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Katrina Witschen, [email protected], 612-702-6691
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Lee Sisters Foundation
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Sanna Lee, [email protected], 763-300-5751
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Miles with Maeve
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Garrett McAlister, [email protected] 502-609-5613
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Minnesota Stroke Association
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Jarett Klein, [email protected] 612-238-3234
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Move For Hunger
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Emily Cebulski, [email protected] 732-832-5025
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

National Kidney Foundation
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Cate Taylor, [email protected], 215.923.8611 ext 742
For more information, please click here for more information.

National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Angela Schlesinger, [email protected] 763-545-1272
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Open Your Heart to the Hungry & Homeless
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Jessica Mathias, [email protected] 612-338-5577
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Special Olympics Minnesota
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile entries available

Maureen Gruys, [email protected] 763-270-7146
For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Susan G. Komen Minnesota
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon entries available
  • TEAM FULL - Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Megan Spaulding, [email protected] 952-746-1760
For more information, please click here to visit their website.