FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Finanger
763-287-3888, Ext. 12
Media & Public Relations Manager
763-287-3888, Ext. 13
TWIN CITIES MARATHON REGISTRATION 97% FULL
Registration anticipated to close by Monday, May 19
Minneapolis, Minnesota - May 16, 2003 - Registration for the 22nd running
of the Twin Cities Marathon to be held on Sunday, October 5 is nearly full.
In the 16 days since registration opened, over 97% have registered for the
8,500 field limit. Marathon officials will close registration when the
final 250 spots are filled, which is anticipated to be Monday, May 19.
Since registration is near full and on a first-come first-serve basis,
participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Participants
may check the marathon's website at www.twincitiesmarathon.org for on-line
registration availability through Active.com. To pick up a registration
form in person, stop by the Twin Cities Marathon office at 4050 Olson
Memorial Highway or check with local running stores and major health clubs,
including LIFE TIME FITNESS. Completed paper registration forms must be
mailed to the loop station address listed on the entry form. Forms will
NOT be accepted if mailed to the TCM office. For more information, please
call the Twin Cities Marathon office at 763-287-3888.
The 2003 Twin Cities Marathon weekend is October 3-5. The three-day
weekend celebration of fitness includes a 5K run/walk, children's fun runs,
pasta dinner, two-day health and fitness expo and a 10-mile race in
addition to the marathon. Twin Cities Marathon continues its 12th
consecutive year as the designated USATF National Masters Championship for
men and women. Major corporate sponsors for the marathon are Cub Foods 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 www.twincitiesmarathon.org.
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