St. Paul, Minn. – June 17, 2013 – Registration for the 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is nearing completion with 90% of the 12,200 runner field already registered for the event. Twin Cities In Motion officials expect the 32nd annual event, scheduled for October 6, to close before the end of the month.
“We typically fill the marathon in June, and it looks like that will be the case this year,” Twin Cities In Motion Executive Director Virginia Brophy Achman said. "If there are runners sitting on the fence about whether to run, now’s the time to register. You’ll get yourself in the race and have time to train well for it.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon runs from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul along the river, lakes and parkways that make the race "The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®. Further information and registration details can be found at tcmevents.org.
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend kicks off on Friday, October 4 with the Health & Fitness Expo at Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Expo, which runs through Saturday, features more than 100 exhibitors, a full schedule of presentations and packet pick-up for the weekend’s races.
30,000 people are expected to compete in running events held Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Saturday events at the Capitol grounds in St. Paul include the TC 10K and TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron, and the Medtronic TC Family Events. The Medtronic TC 10 Mile, which starts in downtown Minneapolis and finishes at the Capitol, kicks off Sunday racing which is followed by the signature event of the weekend, the 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is the non-profit organization that provides nationally recognized, high quality running events throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM and its charity partners contribute over $750,000 to related causes annually. For more information, visit www.tcmevents.org, www.facebook.com/TwinCitiesInMotion, and follow us on Twitter @tcmarathon.