FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2008 MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON REACHES CAPACITY
Registration of record 11,000 field filled in a month.
(Minneapolis, MN) – Registration closed today for the 27th Running of the
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, with participants coming from all 50
states, Canada, Mexico and 14 other countries.
Registration numbers were increased by 500 to accommodate the growth in
interest in marathons across the country. "Runners looking for a great
fall race come to the Twin Cities for the terrific community support, the
beautiful fall weather and for a top-quality marathon experience," said
executive director of Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. Virginia Brophy Achman.
"We are excited to offer a limited number of additional spots in the
marathon as we help raise funds for our community partners."
Those still wishing to take part in the race can reserve their spot at the
start line through the Fundraiser Entry Program benefiting Youth Fitness
Partners of the marathon. These organizations include: Bolder Options,
Migizi Communications and the YWCA of Minneapolis.
There are 150 additional marathon entries available to support these
partners. Interested participants can register online at mtcmarathon.org
beginning Thursday, May 22 at 12:00 p.m. to take part in the Fundraiser
Entry Program. For the $95 price of registration, plus a $100
tax-deductible donation, the first 150 entries received will gain entry
into the 27th running of The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America.
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is focusing its fundraising efforts on kids'
fitness and wellness through its youth fitness partners. The funds raised
through the Fundraiser Entry Program help our partners focus on their
mission to benefit youth and to combat childhood obesity in the Twin Cities
area. Our youth partners include:
Bolder Options mentoring program teaches youth to succeed in all of life's
races, and the vision to build a community of caring relationships in
support of our youth, nearly 350 youth have benefited since 1998.
MIGIZI Communications effects and contributes to the American Indian
community through social justice and positive change by committing
resources to telecommunications, education, health/wellness, and other
areas that contribute to capacity-building within the American Indian
YWCA of Minneapolis works to fulfill their mission of eliminating racism
and empowering women. YWCA of Minneapolis' girls and youth programs focus
on the strengths of young people and challenge them to expect and create
great things in their lives.
To learn more about our youth fitness partners and our community outreach
efforts visit us online at mtcmarathon.org.