What does it mean to be a year-round volunteer?
As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the efforts of our volunteers to make our events a success.
The Twin Cities In Motion Association is made up of more than 350 dedicated volunteers split into 9 divisions working year-round to plan all of the events and activities including spring events, marathon race weekend, and many others.
As leaders within the organization, association members are eligible to nominate for the Board of Directors, receive great gear, and celebrate in style at the Association Banquet in October. If you are interested in joining the TCM Association, please complete the TCM Association Interest form at the bottom of this page. You can also review a list of our current openings below. If you have any questions regarding the divisions listed below, contact Kelli Bartholow, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager at 651-289-7707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Twin Cities In Motion is beginning its process for selecting new board members. Directors serve four-year terms (1/17 through 12/20) and are eligible for reappointment up to a maximum of two additional terms.
The Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) Board of Directors directs the affairs of TCM, particularly its strategic direction. The Board provides governance to TCM, represents TCM in the community, and accepts ultimate legal authority and fiduciary responsibility for TCM and its mission. TCM is seeking diverse candidates with professional and leadership experience who ideally also have significant volunteer and/or nonprofit experience.
Qualifications and expectations include the following:
Extensive professional and leadership experience in nonprofits, business, philanthropy, or government.
Ability to contribute to strategic and major policy-making decisions.
Ability to attend regularly in person (1) Board meetings (typically nine per year and, in some years, annual full-day Board retreats), (2) applicable committee meetings (directors are expected to serve on at least one committee), and (3) periodic functions and events, including Marathon Weekend.
While not a traditional fund-raising Board, because of TCM’s non-profit status directors are required to make a nominal annual donation to TCM’s charitable fund, Friends of the Marathon.
Personal qualities of integrity, honesty, and ability to work collaboratively.
Passion for TCM, its mission, and its programs.
Experience as a participant or volunteer in TCM events a plus.
A director may not be a paid employee or an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, spouse, or co-habitant) of a paid employee of TCM.
Service on the TCM Board is without compensation.
Please submit the application AND your current resume to Lindsey Altermatt. Applications must be submitted by close of business September 16 to be considered. If you have questions about board positions or the selection process, please email Barry Gisser.
Marketing & Public Relations Division
Merchandise Committee Member – 2 positions available
Key Job Responsibility – Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Health & Fitness Expo
Key Job Requirements:
Providing superior guest experience during Marathon weekend – Expo and Finish Line
Responsibilities include:Attend committee meetings
Thursday Expo Store Setup – hanging, wrapping cups, moving racks etc.
Guest Check Out Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Floor Support Friday and Saturday – replenishing, re-hanging, folding and interacting with guests
Time commitment – Must work 3 of the 4 days during Marathon weekend – 5 hour increments each for a total of at least 15 hours
Communication skills & management of other volunteers
Self-starter, driven and committed to ongoing change and continued improvement
A positive attitude!
Volunteer Recruitment (Primarily fall)
Youth Programs (Year-round)
Office Support (Year-round)
Race Operations (Summer-fall)
Events & Services (Primarily fall)
Medtronic TC 1 Mile (May)
Red, White & Boom! (July 4)
Spring Events (February and March)
Marketing & Public Relations (Year-round)
Volunteer Recruitment Committee
Kari Wynnemer, Division Director
The Volunteers Division is responsible for helping to recruit volunteers for all TCM events and to manage volunteers from check-in until they leave their assigned area. More than 6,000 volunteers are needed for TCM events throughout the year. It is the goal of the Volunteer 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
Mary Ross, Youth Programs Division Director
The Youth Programs Division is responsible for providing a venue for schools, youth organizations and families to participate in year-round events. The events include a fall 10K, 5K Run/Walk, mile, half mile, Toddler Trot, Diaper Dash, and Family Activities Tent on Saturday of marathon weekend. In addition, the committee is responsible for the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon which includes a spring cross-country run with distances of two mile/mile/half-mile and a winter indoor track run to promote healthy lifestyles in families and youth. Youth Programs is also responsible for the Community Partners committee who oversees the Youth fitness Partners, College Scholarship and Global Heroes selections.
Office Support (Technology, Registration, Office)
The Office Support Division is made up of three separate committees: The Registration Committee, Technology Committee and Office Committee. The Registration Committee is responsible for working at the Help Desk, Chip Assembly and Packet Pickup for all TCM events. The Technology Committee is responsible for looking at how technology can be used to improve TCM’s internal process as well as to provide a better experience for runners, spectators, volunteers and sponsors. The Office Committee is responsible for general office duties as needed, such as mailings or fulfillments, and provides support in the Temporary Office on Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend.
Paul Hajduk, Division Director
The Race Operations Division is responsible for the organization and management of the marathon and 10 mile races. These committees are focused on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the races. Race Operations has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization and management of the events, literally from the start to the finish. Committees include: Aid Stations, Course, Equipment, Finish Line (secured), Logistics (Capitol Grounds), Logistics (Course), Medical, Rules & Officiating, Start Line, Sweats and Transportation.
Events & Services
Kris Luneau, Division Director
The Events & Services Division organizes and plans all additional events for the participants and community outreach. The division responsibilities include: kick-off parties, sponsor events, packet stuffing party, Pasta Party, Health & Fitness Expo, special VIP receptions, Sunday worship service, Corporate Team Challenge, Charter Club, course entertainment, Expo seminars, hospitality Expo suite, packet pick-up, information booths, family meeting area, VIP tent, 27th Mile, and massage tent.
The Professional Athlete Recruiting committee enhances the stature of the event in the racing community by recruiting pro athletes to compete for National Championships and substantial prize purses.
Medtronic TC 1 Mile
Brent Reykdal, Division Director
The TC 1 Mile Division is responsible for the management of the one-mile event, literally from the start to the finish. These committees are focused on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the race. The Division is made up of two groups, Race Operations and Elite Recruiting. Race Operations (start, course, finish) has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization and management of the race.
Red, White & Boom!
The Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon division is responsible for executing the half marathon from registration to post race clean up and everything in between. This division brings a great community of participants and volunteers to celebrate July 4th with a great run around Northeast Minneapolis.
The Spring Events division is responsible for executing Twin Cities In Motion's newest race, the Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile as well as the Valentine's Day TC 5K. This division has the responsibility for all aspects of managing the events, literally from the start to the finish.
Marketing & Public Relations Division
Kathy Petron, Division Director
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, mascot appearances, special promotions, social media, communications pieces, market research and more. This division is an integral part of maintaining the image and brand of the organization. The TCM/marathon branding is also conveyed through the selection and design of merchandise made available for purchase throughout the year.