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.
Men: 8:00 a.m.
Women: 8:00 a.m.
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.
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.
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).