Twin Cities in Motion

TCM Association

What does it mean to be a year round volunteer?

As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the efforts of volunteers to make our events a success.


The Twin Cities In Motion Association is made up of more than 300 dedicated volunteers 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 for each event, and celebrate in style at the Association Banquet in October. To be notified when positions become available on the Twin Cities In Motion Association, or if you have any questions regarding the divisions listed below, contact Kelli Bartholow, Operations & Volunteer Manager at 651-289-7707 or


Remember, we're always looking for race day volunteers, register now


Current Openings:

Race Operations Division:

Twin Cities In Motion is looking for a Fluid Station Captain to help manage a station along the course of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon course. We are looking for leaders who are organized, problem-solvers, independent, energetic and cheerleaders.  If this sounds like you then come and join us!


Fluid Station Captain - Experience the event up close on race day!


  • Supervise fluid station operations on race day during the first weekend of October in 2015. This consists of:

    • set up of fluid station

    • managing 100 volunteers at your station

    • closing and clean-up of fluid station

    • monitoring supplies during the race

    • Attend training/walk through session of fluid station 

    • Attend an All Captains meeting in September

    • Attend the All Association meeting in September


Skill Set:

  • Above average communication skills, and ability to provide direction

  • A positive attitude!

  • Comfortable lifting heavy objects



Marketing & Public Relations Division:


Mascot / Marketing Committee Member - 1 position available

The marketing committee is a year round committee that is intended to help distinguish our events above and beyond any other running event as well as carrying out the vision and mission of Twin Cities in Motion.  As a member of the Marketing committee, you will help successfully plan and execute projects, act as a marketing liaison to other committees, help brainstorm ideas for future projects and assist in strategic marketing for our Twin Cities in Motion brand. Projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Determining goals, strategies and timeline for successful completion of projects

  • Promoting creativity and development of new ideas

  • Liaison position to other committees

  • Project Lead for 1 or 2 projects throughout the year

  • Attend race and events throughout the year


Key Job Responsibility: Serve as Harry and/or Shelly, TCM’s mascots, acting as an ambassador for TCM for kids and adults alike  


Skill Set:

  • Ability and desire to be a community ambassador for TCM – including having a general working knowledge of our mission and events

  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude!

  • Interact with kids and adults

  • Maintain rules of being a mascot: no talking, interact with kids and help them have fun, be professional.

  • Ability to work early in the morning on event days

  • Height of volunteer for Harry between 5’8” and 6’1”

  • Height of volunteer for Shelly between 5’2” and 5’7”

  • CANNOT BE CLAUSTROPHOBIC, can handle the heat of wearing a costume

  • Responsible and time efficient

  • Adept in using exaggerated gestures and body language


Communications and Public Relations Committee Member - 2 committee positions available

The Twin Cities in Motion Communications and Public Relations committee supports communications initiatives that help drive TCM’s identity and mission for the organization’s various communities: local cities, the national running scene, and our social media networks. The committee is responsible for assisting with communications, social media and public relations activities for the year-round TCM event schedule. The committee meets monthly. Outside of the monthly meeting structure, committee members may provide communications support at TCM events or take on individual writing, social media or media relations projects.


Responsibilities include:

  • Work with committee members, committee chair and TCM staff to develop and execute communications, media relations, and social media projects that advance the Twin Cities in Motion mission.

  • Assisting with communications coverage at events (producing social media content, assisting with interviews, gathering video footage, generating content for a blog post, etc.).

  • Assist with periodic projects outside event schedule as needed. Contribute to press releases, blog posts and articles as needed.


Qualifications include:

  • Experience in communications and public relations

  • Effective oral and writing skills

  • Social media experience preferred; video editing skills a plus

  • Enthusiasm for the Twin Cities in Motion mission


Time requirements:

Committee volunteers should plan to attend one monthly meeting and one to two of TCM’s year-round events. Committee members are required to assist on-site on marathon weekend in early October.



Merchandise Committee Member - 3 committee positions available

Key Job Responsibility:

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Expo


Key Job Requirements: 

Providing superior guest experience during Marathon weekend – Health & Fitness 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

    • Floor security

  • Time commitment – Must work 3 of the 4 days during Marathon weekend – 5 hour increments each for a total of at least 15 hours


We're always looking for race day volunteers, register now!


Are you interested in one of the positions above or hoping a different position will open? Please complete the TCM Association Interest form below.


* Field is required.


Please review the division descriptions listed on the Association Page of our website and indicate the division(s) you are interested in:*