FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2009 MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON REACHES CAPACITY
11,000 participants are part of the marathon field, Sunday, October 4.
(Minneapolis, MN) – Registration closed today for the 28th Running of the
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, with participants coming from all 50
states, Canada, Mexico and 14 other countries.
"We look forward to a great race on October 4," said Twin Cities Marathon,
Inc. executive director, Virginia Brophy Achman. "Filling the field again
this year is a testament to the commitment to healthy lifestyles that
runners continue to uphold, regardless of economic fluctuations. Not only
is the sport relatively inexpensive and easily accessible, the tremendous
community support out there welcoming marathon participants each year
really makes this event one we are proud to be part of."
Those still wishing to take part in the race can reserve their spot at the
start line October 4 through the Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. Community
Partners Fundraiser Entry Program benefiting the organization's youth
fitness partners, including Bolder Options, Migizi Communications and the
YWCA of Minneapolis. The fundraiser offers 150 additional online marathon
entries with donations used to support these partners. Interested
participants can go online to mtcmarathon.org to take part in the
Fundraiser Entry Program. For the price of registration, plus a $100
tax-deductible donation, the first 150 entries received will gain entry
into the 28th running of The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®.
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. focuses its fundraising efforts on kids' fitness
and wellness through its youth fitness partners. The funds raised through
the Fundraiser Entry Program help these organizations focus on their
mission to benefit youth and to combat childhood obesity in the Twin Cities
To learn more about our youth fitness partners and our community outreach
efforts visit us online at mtcmarathon.org.