FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristine Smith
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
(763) 287-3888 x 13
2007 Medtronic TC 1 Mile Launches Online Registration March 1st at
12:01 a.m. Race officials anticipate a swift start to registration
due to this year's increased prize purse and opportunities for
guaranteed entry into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.
MINNEAPOLIS - Feb. 28, 2007 - The 2007 running season opens in the Twin
Cities with the kick-off of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile online registration
tonight at 12:01 a.m. (March 1st). The Medtronic TC 1 Mile will take place
Thursday, May 3rd along the Nicollet Mall in downtown, Minneapolis.
Registration for the TC 1 Mile is online only at www.MTCMarathon.org.
The first 600 to register will gain an automatic entry into the Medtronic
TC 10 Mile on Sunday, October 7. For a $15.00 registration fee, one-mile
runners receive a Brooks Podium technical t-shirt, bib and chip.
The 2007 total prize purse is $5,700. "The increased prize purse is the
first step to making the championship portion of this race one of the most
competitive road miles in the country," Race Operations Manager Brian
Mastel said. In the spirit of attracting the regular runner, the race has
also added new age-group awards for 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & over in addition
to the regular five year increments. "This is an opportunity for anyone to
run a unique distance through the gorgeous backdrop of downtown
Minneapolis," added Mastel.
Again this year, the run will feature wave starts, with the first wave
beginning at 6:50 p.m. Runners have the option to participate in an age
group wave or in the mass wave that includes all ages and abilities.
Participants must be able to finish a 12-minute mile.
Friends and families are encouraged to come downtown to watch the race at
one of the Official Cheers Zones along the route. Brits Pub, The Dakota,
McCormick & Schmick, and the News Room will feature outdoor seating along
the Nicollet Mall and special spectator awards throughout the race.
The Medtronic TC 1 Mile race coincides with the Medtronic Twin Cities
Marathon registration on May 3rd at Peavey Plaza in downtown, Minneapolis.