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Posted: June 23, 2020:  

Athletics: 2020 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to be Held Virtually Due to COVID-19

No In-Person Events for Organization’s Remaining 2020 Calendar

St. Paul, Minn. - June 23, 2020: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Twin Cities In Motion will conduct the 39th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend and its other remaining 2020 events virtually. The decision to forgo in-person events was guided by public health officials and made in consultation with the Twin Cities In Motion medical directors. It was made with the safety of participants, volunteers, spectators, and the community at large foremost in mind.

The 39th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend was originally scheduled for October 2-4. The event regularly draws 30,000 participants and 300,000 spectators.

Twin Cities In Motion made this decision based on current Minnesota Department of Health restrictions that do not allow for public gatherings larger than either 25 or 250 persons (depending on venue), and which are not expected to be loosened substantially between now and October.

"In the early months of the COVID-19 crisis, we hoped to hold an in-person Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend in a manner that was safe for runners, spectators, volunteers, and the community at large,” Twin Cities In Motion president Mike Logan said. “Based on guidance from public health authorities and our medical directors, however, we have determined that is not possible. We make the decision with a heavy heart, but we know it’s the right thing to do for our runners and our community."

The following 2020 Twin Cities In Motion events will now be held virtually:

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, Relay & 5K, 
presented by Summit Brewing Company
Saturday, July 4 - Saturday, July 18

Medtronic TC 1 Mile
Thursday, August 13 - Thursday, August 20

Twin Cities Orthopedics' Women Run the Cities,
presented by PNC Bank
Thursday, September 10 - Sunday, September 20

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend
Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 31
which includes:
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • Medtronic TC 10 Mile
  • TC 10K
  • TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron P. A.
  • Medtronic TC Family Events

Twin Cities In Motion is currently transitioning its events into robust virtual offerings where runners have an extended period of time to run their race in a safe, socially distanced manner, submit results, earn participant gear and finisher medals and participate in app-based and social media-centered activities. Virtual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon activities will last the entire month of October.

Twin Cities In Motion is able to provide a partial credit to participants who signed up for in-person races. Registration is also open for the now-virtual events, and registration for the virtual Medtronic TC 10 Mile, which had not yet launched, will open on Thursday, July 9 at 10 a.m. with first-come first-served rush registration.

Find more information at TCMEevents.org.

Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) is the region’s premier running event company. Its mission is simple - ignite everyone’s inner athlete. TCM is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that organizes 27 races throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. marathon, to provide opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and experiences to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Collectively, TCM and its charity partners that fundraise at TCM events give back more than $1.1 million annually to a variety of causes. For more information, visit us at Facebook and Twitter @ @tcmarathon


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