FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDTRONIC EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP OF MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON
MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 1, 2010 – As runners prepare to run in "the most
beautiful urban marathon in America®" this weekend, race organizers can
feel confident knowing that their title sponsor, Medtronic, will be their
partner for many more miles to come.
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities
Marathon, Inc.) announced they have signed a letter of intent to continue
their partnership at this morning's pre-race press conference. Medtronic
will remain title sponsor for at least three additional years for four key
Twin Cities In Motion events: TC 1 Mile, TC Family Events, TC 10 Mile, and
the Twin Cities Marathon. Additionally, the Medtronic Foundation will
continue to support the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a nationally recognized
youth running program.
Medtronic and Twin Cities In Motion say they are looking forward to
bringing their life-changing messages to even more people through community
health initiatives and world-class race events.
"This partnership is a perfect fit, as we share similar values and a strong
commitment to make our community a better, healthier place to live and
work," said Kirsten Gorsuch, Medtronic vice president, corporate
communications. "As we look to the future, we are excited to build upon
that foundation in an effort to help create a healthier Minnesota, and a
"Since Medtronic became our title sponsor of the four events in 2006,
participation has increased more than 40 percent," said Virginia Brophy
Achman, Twin Cities In Motion executive director. "In addition, more than
11,000 children have participated in the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon
school-based program, running a collective 233,000 miles. This partnership
clearly has enabled us to do more than ever to help promote health and
fitness in Minnesota and throughout the world."
About Twin Cities In Motion
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, Twins
Territory 4K, the TC 5K, TC 10K & Medtronic TC Family Events, Medtronic
Twin Cities Marathon, Medtronic TC 10 Mile, all related events and
Medtronic TC Kids Marathon program, as a community service for the
Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Visit mtcmarathon.org for more information.
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the
global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health,
and extending life for millions of people around the world. The Medtronic
Foundation is committed to improving the health of people and communities.
Its grant making is focused in three areas: health, education and