Race for a Cause

Registration through charity partners for the marathon and 10 mile is now closed

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

Charity Program

Better yourself AND your community. Add meaning to your miles by participating in our community and charity programs! Sign up with official programs for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile; official charity teams to be posted soon. Please check back or email volunteer@tcmevents.org with questions.

Process to officially register for a Charity Team

To benefit a charity, please contact the organization listed below BEFORE you register. You will not be able to transfer onto a charity team after you register.

  1. If you have been recruited by a Charity Partner, use the password/code provided to you from your Charity Partner captain to place yourself on the team during registration.
  2. Selecting the charity interest dropdown within the marathon registration form will not place you with a charity.
  3. You must register with the code to officially join and be counted as a team member.

TCM Community Partners

Girls on the Run Minnesota

Girls on the Run Minnesota 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.


Minnesota Distance Elite

Minnesota Distance Elite 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 Minnesota Distance Elite Training Center builds on the state's long and proud history of producing talented runners and Olympians.

Dave Smisek, djsmisek@msn.com 651-208-5453

Premier Charity Level

World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the cause of poverty and injustice.  

Nicholas Muroki, nmuroki@worldvision.org, 724-882-1382 

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Major Charity Level

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers, we are now The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

Abby Breyfogle, abby.breyfogle@lls.org, 515-664-6264

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Associate Charity Level

Achieving Cures Together

Christie Lansdowne, info@achievingcures.com, 651-208-5408 

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Firefly Sisterhood 

Melissa Gruber, melissa@fireflysisterhood.org, 651-210-3627 

Click here to learn more 


Partnering Charity Level

American Cancer Society 

Jessica Bloodgood, jessica.bloodgood@cancer.org, 312-279-7229 

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Be The Match Foundation

Angie Larson, alarson2@NMDP.ORG, 507-318-9315 

Click here to learn more 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Katie Million, katie.million@nmss.org, 651-353-1251 

Click here to learn more 

Rare Disease Renegades

Megan O'Keefe, admin@rarediseaserenegades.org, 612-990-7351 

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SAVE. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Linda Mars, lmars@save.org, 612-670-6439 

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Candace Hurckman, candace@venture.org, 612-704-1394 

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Participating Charity Level

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Christine Ward, cward@bcrf.org, 646-497-2638

Click here to learn more 

George Floyd Global Memorial

Jeanelle Austin, jeanelle@gfgmemorial.org, 612-750-4731

Click here to learn more 

Jack's Basket

Carissa Carroll, info@jacksbasket.org, 651-456-8321

Click here to learn more 

Team RWB

Jason Virkus, Jason.Virkus@teamrwb.org, 612-799-7160 

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Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Bjorn Erickson, bjorn.erickson@tchabitat.org, 612-305-7187

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Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

Lucia Webb, marathon@u2fp.org, 503-729-7751 

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YWCA Minneapolis

Hayley Mueller, hmueller@ywcampls.org, 612-215-4137

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Contributing Charity Level

ALS Association MN

John Cronin, john@alsmn.org, 612-767-6264 

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Children's Minnesota

Lisa Masterson, lisa.masterson@childrensmn.org, 952-992-5526

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Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's

Rebecca Reifel, rreifel@dpf.org, 401-524-1140 

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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Mike Linnemann, mike@friends-bwca.org, 612-446-4677

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Gilda's Club Twin Cities

Brianna Garcia-Meyers, brianna.garcia-meyers@gildasclubtwincities.org, 603-966-8662 

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Lymphoma Research Foundation

Soo Karber, skarber@lymphoma.org, 347-920-6572

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Make-A-Wish Foundation Minnesota

Brekka Nessler, bnessler@mn.wish.org, 612-767-2755

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Mental Health MN

Shannah Mulvihill, shannahm@mentalhealthmn.org, 651-261-5986 

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Move For Hunger

Margo Cianchetta, margo@moveforhunger.org, 732-778-3315 

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National Brain Tumor Society

Nikki Margeson, nmargeson@braintumor.org, 617-237-1744 

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Open Arms of Minnesota

Megan White, megan@openarmsmn.org, 734-395-7285 

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Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

Jessica Mathias, jmathias@oyh.org, 612-338-5577 

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Parkinson's Foundation

Zach Orner, zorner@parkinson.org, 763-317-1308 

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Project Purple

Dino Verrelli, dino@projectpurple.org, 203-414-2716 

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Beth Olson, elizabeth@queerspacecollective.org, 612-669-5623 

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Reach Out and Read MN

Liam Mackin, liam@reachoutandreadmn.org, 651-239-3248 

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Ruff Start Rescue

Brittany Murnan, brittany.murnan@ruffstartrescue.org, 920-360-9892

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Run for Tomorrow

Hannah Wagner, hannahmwegner@gmail.com, 952-826-9004 

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SG United Foundation

Lani Silversides, lani@sgunitedfoundation.org, 207-337-0884 

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Special Olympics Minnesota

Heather Fleetwood, heather.fleetwood@somn.org, 763-270-7143

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USTA Northern

Josh Hansen-Connell, josh@northern.usta.com, 952-358-3286 

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Why I Am

Mario Gonzalez-Mitchell, whyiamproject@gmail.com, 651-528-0681 

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Wildflyer Coffee

Carley Kammerer, contact@wildflyercoffee.com, 612-440-2342

Click here to learn more

Are you a non-profit organization looking for support? 

Twin Cities In Motion is proud to support non-profit organizations by providing a donation of race entries, apparel or event paraphernalia. The TCM donation program exists to aid in raising funds through the sale of donated items at a fundraising event. Non-profit organizations must be seeking donations for fundraising purposes only – a raffle or live or silent auction. If you wish to receive a donation for your event, please review and submit a donation request form.