Contact: Dan Finanger Jackie Liu
Executive Director Media & Public Relations Manager
612-925-3500, Ext. 12 612-925-3500, Ext. 13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOTTERY REGISTRATION INTRODUCED TO THE TC 10 MILE RUN
Kick-off Registration Party at the Uptown Running Room
Saturday June 29, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - June 12, 2002 - Registration for the 4th annual
TC 10 Mile Run (TC10), presented by Seagate, scheduled for Sunday,
September 29, moves to a lottery system this year. Last year the field of
3,000 runners filled in 24 hours. For this year's race, the field of
4,000 runners will be accepted June 30 through July 10, and selected by
lottery. Pre-registration for the TC10 is available at the inaugural
registration kick-off party at the Uptown Running Room, 2801 Hennepin
Avenue in Minneapolis Saturday June 29, 2002 9:00 AM-6:00 PM.
The TC10, presented by Seagate, is such a popular race that we wanted to
give more runners the opportunity to register. "The lottery system will
increase opportunities for more runners to put their name in the hat,"
says Dan Finanger, TCM Executive Director. "By hosting a kick-off party,
the local community will have the first opportunity to submit entries
while maintaining the integrity of this community based event."
The inaugural kick-off registration party for the TC10 will feature
special guest Jeff Galloway. Author of a best-selling running book,
Runners World columnist, Olympian and motivational speaker, Jeff
Galloway will conduct two runs, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and will also
be available for book signing and autographs. Random door prizes will be
awarded during the day. The Running Room will have a sidewalk sale with
deals on shoes and apparel. Isle Buns & Coffee and Sweetwater Bar &
Grille will also have items available for sale with proceeds going to the
Twin Cities Marathon Charity Partners. Throughout the kick-off party, 25
guaranteed entries will be drawn each hour. Entries not selected at this
event will be added to the general lottery pool. Runners must be present
to register and to be selected.
"This registration event is the place to be on Saturday, June 29," said
Brian Kelly, Manager of the Uptown Running Room. "What more can you ask
for... increase your chances of getting into the 10 mile, meet and run
with marathon legend, Jeff Galloway, enjoy food with donations going to
charity, win door prizes, save money with our side-walk sale, and much,
Registration is available on-line at www.twincitiesmarathon.org, or by
U.S. mail June 30. Entries for both on-line and mail-in will be accepted
through July 10 for a randomly selected lottery drawing. Payment will be
processed only for entries selected. Those entries not accepted, will be
returned and not charged. Registration will be confirmed by postcard.
Each individual can enter only once.
For an entry form, please send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to
the following address:
TC 10 Mile Run
c/o Twin Cities Marathon
2925 Dean Parkway, Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Completed paper registrations must be mailed to the address listed on the
entry form and postmarked between June 30 and July 10, 2002. Walk-ins,
faxes, special delivery services, or phone calls will NOT be accepted.
All 2000 and 2001 registered participants will be mailed an entry form.
The 2002 TCM weekend is September 27-29. TCM will host the 2002 USA
Men's, Women's and Masters Marathon Championships. The three-day weekend
celebration of fitness includes a 5K Fun Run/Walk, children's fun runs,
pasta dinner, two-day health and fitness expo and a 10 mile race in
addition to the marathon. Major corporate sponsors for the marathon are
Cub Foods, Calhoun Beach Club and Seagate. The major media sponsors are
KARE 11 and Cities 97. Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is a non-profit
organization that directs the TCM weekend as a community service for the
Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Visit us at www.twincitiesmarathon.org.