FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2010 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Reaches Capacity
Record 11,200 runners to participate in October 3 Event
(Minneapolis, MN) - Registration for the 2010 Medtronic Twin Cities
Marathon closed this past weekend when the event reached its 11,200 runner
capacity. Participants from all 50 states and 14 countries will compose
the marathon's largest field ever.
The 29th annual event, to be run on October 3, reached its capacity for the
23rd consecutive year.
"This great fall tradition celebrates the aspirations of the every day
marathoner, as well as the professional athletes," Twin Cities In Motion
executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said. "The community continues
to support our events and we thank all of our participants for choosing to
run their fall race with us."
Those still wishing to take part in the race can reserve their spot at the
start line October 3 through the Twin Cities In Motion 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 www.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 29th
running of The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®.
Twin Cities In Motion 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 core
missions that benefit youth and to promote healthy lifestyles while
reducing the alarming increase in childhood obesity in the Twin Cities.
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. Join us as the
tradition continues October 1-3. The three-day weekend celebration of
fitness includes a 10K run, 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.
The "Best Place to Race" contest will award one marathon participant the
opportunity to experience their run the same was a professional runner in
our Championship races. Visit www.mtcmarathon.org for more information.
Twin Cities In Motion, (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is the
non-profit organization that organizes running events throughout the year,
including the Valentine's Day TC 5K, 100% Irish For A Day TC 5K & TC 10
Mile, Medtronic TC 1 Mile, Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, Medtronic
Twin Cities Marathon, Medtronic TC 10 Mile, the TC 5K, TC 10K & Medtronic
TC Family Events, and Medtronic TC Kids Marathon program and all related
events, as a community service for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Visit
www.mtcmarathon.org for more information and Twin Cities In Motion page on