12,200 Participants Entered in 33rd Annual Event Set for October 5
St. Paul, MN (July 9, 2014) - Registration closed this afternoon for the 33rd running of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Participants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and 21 other countries will run from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul on October 5.
The filling of the race marks the 28th straight year the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has reached its capacity.
"We're pleased to have filled the once race again and we are looking forward to another great event," Twin Cities In Motion Executive Director Virginia Brophy Achman said. "We're glad that runners continue to feel the call of the marathon distance and we're honored that they choose to undertake such an important endeavor with us. Each and every participant can expect tremendous organizational and community support for their efforts."
Runners still wishing to take part in the race can reserve a spot at the start line through the Twin Cities In Motion Community Partners Fundraiser Entry Program benefiting the organization's youth fitness partners, including Bolder Options, Migizi Communications, YWCA of Minneapolis and Girls on the Run Twin Cities. The annual fundraiser offers 175 additional online marathon entries with donations used to support these partners.
Interested participants can go online to tcmevents.org to take part in the Fundraiser Entry Program. For the price of registration ($130), plus a $100 tax-deductible donation, the first 175 entries received will gain entry into the 33rd running of The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®.
Twin Cities In Motion focuses its fundraising efforts on kids' fitness and wellness through its youth fitness partners. The money raised through the Fundraiser Entry Program helps these organizations focus on their mission to benefit youth and to combat childhood obesity in the Twin Cities area.
To learn more about our youth fitness partners and our community outreach efforts visit us online at TCMEvents.org.
About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion 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 TCMEvents.org, Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @tcmarathon.