FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2009 MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON FIELD MORE THAN 50% FULL
Participants from 49 states and 11 countries will travel
to Minnesota for the 28th annual event on October 4
(Minneapolis, MN) – Registration for the 2009 Medtronic Twin Cities
Marathon is more than half full as participants from 49 states and 11
countries continue to join the field. Capacity for the October 4 race is
"Continued interest in the marathon distance is exciting to see," said Twin
Cities Marathon, Inc. executive director Virginia Brophy Achman. "In its
28th year, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon continues to draw
participants from around the world. Not only do they say they come back
for the great shared experience, but also because the enthusiastic
community support in the Twin Cities."
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon was ranked 9th largest in the United
States in 2008, based on number of finishers. There are currently 14
corporate teams taking part in the October 4 race, as well as training
groups from around the country. Medtronic's Global Heroes program will
also be part of this year's event again. Global Heroes celebrates
participants who run with medical devices, and recognizes the shared
commitment to healthy lifestyles.
About Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend
The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America® is recognized as one of the
top marathons and great road races of our time and registration is
currently underway. Join us as the tradition continues October 2-4. The
three-day weekend celebration of fitness includes a 5K run/walk, children's
fun runs, pasta dinner, health and fitness expo and Medtronic TC 10 Mile,
in addition to the marathon. Medtronic is the title sponsor of marathon
race weekend events. Participants come from 50 states in the United
States, as well as 18 countries. New this year, the "Best Seat in the
House" contest which will award one marathon participant the opportunity to
experience their run the same was a professional runner in our Championship
races might. Visit mtcmarathon.org for more information.
About Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is the non-profit organization that organizes
running events throughout the year, including the 5th Annual Medtronic TC 1
Mile, 28th Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, 11th Annual Medtronic TC
10 Mile, 23rd Annual Medtronic TC Family Events & TC 5K and Medtronic TC
Kids Marathon program and related events, as a community service for the
Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Visit mtcmarathon.org for more information and
on our Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. page on Facebook.