Contact: Dan Finanger
612-925-3500, Ext. 12
Media & Public Relations Manager
612-925-3500, Ext. 13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR STATE CAPITOL 5K & FAMILY EVENTS
Minneapolis, Minnesota – August 22, 2002 – Registration for the State
Capitol 5K & Family Events, scheduled for Saturday, September 28, is open.
Family events include fun for children of all ages, including the
Creamette® Kids’ One-Mile and the Galyan’s Kids’ Half-Mile Fun Runs, as
well as the K102 Toddler Trot and the Lakeshirts' Diaper Dash. All events
are held near the State Capitol on September 28th and promise fun for the
This year’s 5K fun run/walk, presented by Seagate Technology, is a great
way to get involved in the marathon, without running the entire 26.2 miles.
Participants will take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes to finish the event,
which has a limited registration field. Regardless of finish times, the
fun run offers enjoyment for people of all abilities.
"The State Capitol 5K & Family Events offer something for everyone in the
family," says Marlee Meshbesher, State Capitol 5K & Family Events Chair.
"The weekend really caters to people of all ages and abilities."
Colorful T-shirts and post-race refreshments are guaranteed to every State
Capitol 5K & Family Events participant. There will be special appearances
by various entertainers including Goldie Gopher and Cooper, the Gold’n
Plump Chicken. Additional activities, including arts and crafts and a
petting zoo, offer plenty of entertainment for the whole family. State
Capitol tours will be available at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon.
Registration is available on-line at
www.twincitiesmarathon.org/saturday_events.html. through Active.com, or
by U.S. mail. Registration forms are available at local running stores,
health clubs, Galyan's and the TCM office. To have a form sent by mail,
send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address: State
Capitol 5K & Family Events, c/o Twin Cities Marathon, 2925 Dean Parkway,
Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN 55416. Seagate Technology is the
Official TCM Registration & Results Sponsor.
Additional information on the State Capitol 5K & Family Events is available
The 2002 TCM weekend is September 27-29. TCM will host the 2002 USA Men’s,
Women’s and Masters Marathon Championships. The three-day weekend
celebration of fitness includes a 5K fun run/walk, children’s fun runs, a
pasta dinner, a two-day health and fitness expo, and a 10-mile race in
addition to the marathon. Major corporate sponsors for the marathon are
Cub Foods, Calhoun Beach Club and Seagate Technology. The major media
sponsors are KARE 11 and Cities 97. Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is a
non-profit organization that directs the TCM weekend as a community service
for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Visit us at