Eight TCM Association Divisions
Marketing & Public Relations (Year Round)
Youth Programs (Year Round)
Office Support (Year Round)
Race Operations (Fall)
Events & Services (Fall)
Medtronic TC 1 Mile (Spring)
Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon (Spring)
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 (i.e. Spectator’s Guide, Marathon Weekend Results Book, etc.), 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.
MPR Committees Include: Marketing, Communications & PR, and Merchandise.
Kari Leif, 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
Kay Christianson, Community Partners Committee Chair
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.
Catherine Bishop, Committee Chair
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.
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.
Andy Henderson, 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.
Ed Whetham, Division Director
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.