FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEWER THAN 500 SPOTS REMAIN IN MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON
Participants registered from all 50 states and 16 countries registered.
(Minneapolis, MN) Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon registration is on track
to close this week, with fewer than 500 spots remaining as of this morning.
On Sunday, October 4, the 28th annual Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in
America will host 11,000 participants, 26 corporate teams, and 25 Medtronic
Global Heroes, hailing from all 50 states and 16 countries.
New this year, one participant will be chosen as the winner of the "Best
Seat in the House" contest, which offers a runner the chance to be treated
as a professional on race weekend, including a chance to toe the line at
the start along with the elite field, an invitation to the press conference
and VIP reception on Friday of race weekend, the opportunity to visit the
elite suite throughout the weekend and the elite tent after their race on
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon was ranked 9th largest in the country in
2008 according to number of finishers. The marathon is also host to the
USA Women's and Masters Marathon Championships. For more information,
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.