Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

The Twin Cities Marathon is a running event in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. The TCM was first run in 1982, and typically takes place during the first weekend in October. It is one of the top 10 largest marathons in the US. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is called “The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®” for 26.2 good reasons. With mile after mile of parkways, lakes, rivers and tree-lined boulevards, the scenery can’t be beat.

Add 300,000 screaming fans, 10 Cheer Zones, over a dozen course entertainment acts, and you’ve got an experience that you’ll never forget. Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is fun for the whole family. The 2013 race will be limited to 12,200 participants.

Race Date
Oct 9, 2016
Race Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Event Type
Start Times

Men: 8:00 a.m.
Women: 8:00 a.m.

No. Runners
Race Website
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Social Media
Race Registration

Entry fee is US $100 per person plus processing fee for the marathon. To participate in Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon you can register in the official website.

Course / Route Map

The point-to-point course begins near Mall of America Field in downtown Minneapolis and finishes at the State Capitol in Saint Paul. The course winds around four beautiful lakes and both sides of the Mississippi River. While it does have some rolling hills, with a starting and finishing elevation of approximately 840 feet and no climbs over 100 feet long, they aren’t anything you can’t handle. Run past the clanging bells of the St. Paul Cathedral. From there you’ll get a spectacular view of the State Capitol with a nice downhill to the finish line!

Race Profile / Elevation Map

The course contains a few rolling hills; but with a starting and finishing elevation of approximately 840 feet and no climbs over 100 feet long, it’s nothing you can’t handle.

Race Tags

Not available.

Time Limits & Cutoffs

City permits limit the race time to a 6 hour time limit. TCM uses a computerized ChampionChip timing device to score the race.

Course Records

Men: Phil Coppess (USA) 2:10:05 (1985)
Women: Zinaida Semenova (RUS) 2:26:51 (2001)

Prize Money & Awards

1st Place M/F – $25,000
2nd Place M/F – $15,000
3rd Place M/F – $10,000

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

Brooks® long-sleeve men’s or women’s technical shirt and race medal will be given to finishers

Water Stops & Refreshments

Water, Mountain Berry Blast flavored POWERADE® ION4® sports drink, toilets and medical aid are available at the following locations: miles 2.5, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13.1, 15, 17, 19.1, 20.6, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

Expected Race Day Weather

The temperature typically varies from 46°F to 61°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 75°F. The relative humidity typically ranges from 54% (mildly humid) to 80% (humid).

2 thoughts on “Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Kit Bielenberg

Hi –

My husband is running in the marathon this weekend and I am wondering if you have suggestions of places my family and I could go along the route to cheer him on?!

I am thinking
Mile 7 because I have a friend who lives there
mile 21 or 22 where the incline begins (Summit)
The finish line, of course

I would love to have 1-2 more sites if you could suggest any please.

It might be cool to have this kind of thing available on your website so it is available to (countless) others like me.

Thank you !

vance gerkovich

Does the TC Marathon allow disabled handcyclers and wheeler to race? Do you have divisions for these wheelers. Many are opening their doors to both divisions or just combinining.
I am moving home and hope my state has become aware that many of us have had to adapt to handcycles. NY, chicago and others are now having divisions for each. I really want to come home and compete in the 10 mile or the full if my conditioning is where it should be by then 🙂
Thanks. Please say yes. I am so looking forward to this

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