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TCM Association

Dedicated volunteers working year-round to plan all of TCM's events and activities.

Association Members

The Twin Cities In Motion Association is made up of nearly 400 dedicated volunteers working year-round to plan all TCM's events and activities.

 

Association members serve on divisions and committees that support all aspects of our races, from Marketing to Registration to Fluid Stations and Finish Line Logistics.

 

Divisions and committees meet multiple times a year and have significant responsibilities on race day. Each division is led by a Division Director who is the volunteer counterpart of a staff member. 

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How to Join

If you are interested in joining a TCM Association, please fill out an application form linked below. 

Association Division Descriptions

  • The Hot Dash Division is responsible for the management of the event, registration all the way to post-race clean-up. The division focuses on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the race. The division has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization, and management of the races, literally from the start to the finish.  

  • The Get in Gear Division is responsible for the management of the event, registration all the way to post-race clean-up. The division focuses on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the race. The division has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization, and management of the races, literally from the start to the finish. 

  • The Women Run the Cities Division is responsible for the management of this woman’s focused event, registration all the way to post-race clean-up. The division focuses on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the race. The division has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization, and management of the races, literally from the start to the finish.  

  • The Turkey Day Division is responsible for the management of the event, registration all the way to post-race clean-up. The division focuses on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the race. The division has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization, and management of the races, literally from the start to the finish. 

  • The Events & Services Division (E-Team) organizes and plans all supplementary events for marathon week. The division is responsible for the following events during marathon weekend: Health & Fitness Expo, Corporate Team Challenge, Race Series, Charter Club, Information Booth, Technology, VIP Tent, and Beer Garden (Brew Crew), committees work to enhance the runner and spectator experience. Additionally, E-Team manages aspects (Beer Gardens, Corporate Team Challenge, and Festival Activities) at applicable events throughout the year.  

  • The Marketing and Public Relations (MPR) Division is responsible for helping promote Twin Cities In Motion, Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, and other events throughout the year. It does so through media relations, content creation, race enhancement promotions, social media, and more. The TCM/marathon branding is also conveyed through the selection and design of merchandise made available for purchase throughout the year. This division is an integral part of the promotion of the organization. MPR Committees Include: Social Media, Media Relations and Content Creation, and Merchandise.  

  • The Registration Division is responsible for prepping and managing all aspects of Pre-Race Packet Pick Up  and Race Day Packet Pickup operations at TCM events. It is the goal of the Registration Division to make sure that each participant feels welcomed and appreciated at all TCM events. 

  • The Volunteer Management Division is responsible for recruiting volunteers for all TCM events and managing volunteers from check-in until they leave their assigned area. Nearly 5,000 volunteers are needed for TCM events throughout the year. It is the goal of the Volunteer Management Division to not only help ensure that all areas are fully staffed with volunteers as needed, but also to make sure that each volunteer feels welcomed and appreciated at all TCM events.  

  • The Youth Programs Division is responsible for providing opportunities for schools, youth organizations and families to participate in year-round events. Events include TC Kids Tater Trot at Hot Dash, Sprocket Scamper at Get in Gear, TC Kids Run The Cities at Women Run the Cities. As well as Saturday Events during Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, which includes the TC 10K, TC 5K, One Mile, Half Mile, Toddler Trot, Diaper Dash, and the Family Activity Area. In addition, the committee has input and interacts with the Kids Run Free Program. 

  • The Marathon Weekend Race Operations Division includes committees that operate the events start area, course, finish area, logistics function, event safety function and professional athletes program It is focused on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during marathon weekend. Race Operations has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization, and management of the races, from the start to the finish.  

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Meet Our Association Members

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"I volunteered at first doing data entry, and 20 years later I’m still at it. Some of my closest friends are people I’ve come to know through TCM, and that feel good feeling of giving back to the running community...you just can’t put a price on that"

Mary Ross
Youth Programs
Division Director

"I love volunteering because I am a runner myself and I love giving my back to my community. I also love seeing the smiles on the runners and kids' faces at the finish line."

Hassan Obeid
Youth Programs Committee Member

"My favorite part of Marathon Weekend is working at the Merchandise Tent; welcoming all the runners in and helping them commemorate their accomplishments."

Kathy Petron
Marketing & Public Relations Division Director

"I love getting engaged with runners and keeping them motivated throughout the year."

Jeff Johnson
Innovations Committee and Get in Gear Committee Member
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