FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON MORE THAN 75% FULL
Participants from around the world will make the trip to celebrate the 28th
running of the Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®.
(Minneapolis, MN) – Participants from all 50 states and 13 countries have
registered for the 28th Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, pushing
registration totals past the 75% mark. Registration demographics are
trending similarly to years past, with the majority of the participants
coming from Minnesota, followed by Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South
Dakota, and the rest from around the nation and the world.
Ludwig Cavallar will travel to the Twin Cities for his fifth Medtronic Twin
Cities Marathon from Switzerland again this year. He said a business trip
here 10 years ago introduced him to friends and a new found passion for
running. And Lutz Strohback will travel from Germany this year, making
this trip 15 years after his first visit to see relatives in Minnesota and
the second marathon he will have run. He said the beauty of running in
"Indian Summer" and the course through the "parks and nature" also
motivated his decision to return.
Registration is on track with many recent non-anniversary years, according
to race officials. "We are honored that runners continue to come to
Minnesota to take part in our marathon," said Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.
executive director Virginia Brophy Achman. "This year we are adding a
special opportunity for one registered runner to win the 'Best Seat in the
House' contest, giving the winner many of the same experiences professional
runners are given when they come for the weekend to participate in a
championship event here at one of our races. We continue to look for ways
to make this marathon an event people look forward to taking part in year
There are 17 corporate teams registered for the marathon. This year, the
ING Neighborhood Cheer Zones will return along the course for spectators to
gather and celebrate the race with an "International" theme featuring a
special international cheer zone to encourage ethnic communities in the
Twin Cities to come out and welcome runners from around the world. The
marathon was ranked 9th largest in the nation in 2008 based on the number
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. New this year, the "Best Seat in the House" contest
will award one marathon participant the opportunity to experience their run
the same was a professional runner in our Championship races. 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.