NEW 10K! 2009 SPECTATOR’S GUIDE Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Race Weekend October 2-4 Events Schedule RiverCentre — Friday and Saturday EVEnt tiME LOCatiOn target Health and Fitness Expo Friday, October 2 Saint Paul RiverCentre— Admission is free and open Target Health and Fitness Expo 12:00-8:00 p.m. Saint Paul RiverCentre Lower level to the public. Preregistration Expo Seminars (See schedule at Expo) 1:00-6:00 p.m. Saint Paul RiverCentre 175 West Kellogg for the TC 5K, TC 10K and presented by Target Boulevard, Saint Paul Medtronic TC Family Events at the Expo on Friday only. News Conferences Crowne Plaza, Friday, October 2, For seminar times and topics, Faces in the Crowd, Celebrity 12:00 p.m. St. Paul Riverfront Noon-8:00 p.m. see schedule at Expo or Runners, and Global Heroes Saturday, October 3, Professional Ten Mile Athletes 1:00 p.m. mtcmarathon.org. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Professional Marathon Athletes 2:00 p.m. (Packet pick-up open until 8 p.m.) Saturday, October 3 TC 5K, TC 10K and Medtronic TC Family Events State Capitol Expo Seminars Merchandise 70+ Vendors TC 10K—NEW! 7:30 a.m. grounds in St. Paul Presented by Target TC 5K Run/Walk 9:00 a.m. Stock up on Brooks Visit health and fitness Speakers include Hal technical wear, posters, exhibits, find great bargains Diana Pierce Family Mile 10:00 a.m. Higdon, contributing kid and adult apparel, on fitness and running gear, Half Mile 10:30 a.m. Runner’s World writer and novelty items and more. and get the latest information Diaper Dash 11:00 a.m. Harry & Shelly’s Mascot Invitational 11:15 a.m. author of Marathon: The on equipment and nutrition. Toddler Trot 11:30 a.m. Ultimate Training Guide. Target Health and Fitness Expo 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saint Paul RiverCentre (Packet pick-up open until 8 p.m.) Pasta Party Expo Seminars (See schedule at expo) 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saint Paul RiverCentre presented by Target Saint Paul RiverCentre— We invite you to celebrate Tickets are $15 Lower level running and share the pre- (age 8 and under are FREE). Pasta Party 4:00-7:30 p.m. Saint Paul RiverCentre 175 West Kellogg race excitement with food, Prepaid tickets will be held Sunday, October 4 Boulevard, Saint Paul friends and hospitality. Our at the door. traditional pasta party is a Interfaith Worship Service 6:45-7:15 a.m. Augustana Lutheran Saturday, October 4, fun and relaxing environment Church in Minneapolis 4:00-7:30 p.m. for you to fuel up before Public welcome. $15—Kids Medtronic TC 10 Mile 7:05 a.m. Start Near Metrodome to race day. 8 and under eat FREE! The Shortcut to the Capitol® the State Capitol Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 8:00 a.m. Start Metrodome to The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America® (7:50 a.m. Wheelers) the State Capitol For a complete listing of weekend events, including the schedule of Expo seminars, visit mtcmarathon.org or call 763-287-3888. 27th Mile 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. State Capitol Awards Ceremonies 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. grounds in St. Paul 2 3 Family Events — Saturday State Capitol Grounds — Saturday tC 5K, tC 10K and Medtronic tC Family Events State Capitol grounds You don’t have to run a marathon to be part of race weekend! Our Family Events offer something for everyone. Come and join the fun on Saturday (race day registration is available), and then cheer on friends and family along the marathon course on Sunday. University Ave Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Parking Parking 7:30 a.m. TC 10K—NEW! State Capitol 9:00 a.m. TC 5K Run/Walk P Parking Rice St. presented by RBC Wealth Management Tours: 10 a.m. Cedar St 11 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Diana Pierce Family Mile Noon presented by Medica Aurora Ave State Office 10:30 a.m. Half Mile Building SCHOOL presented by ING MEETING AREA 11:00 a.m. Diaper Dash presented by Pioneer Press P SEARS 11:15 a.m. Harry & Shelly’s Mascot Invitational Building RESULTS Parking ng n 11:30 a.m. Toddler Trot ildi tio REGISTRATION Bu porta VENDOR TENTS K-IN R presented by Target EC TEE CARIBOU CH LUN P ns COFFEE Tra VO on P PIONEER PRESS vili RO EA 10K FAMILY ACTIVITIES t Pa TD Spectators can watch P DIAPER TENT SW 5K / DASH rke the 5K and 10K from Ma GOVERNOR’S CUP Rice St MEETING AREA ds MASCOT anywhere on the course— Foo TODDLER RACE up the hill past the ole START TROT CORPORATE TEAM 10K, 5K, MILE, HALF MILE Wh CHALLENGE TENT Cathedral, along Summit Parking Avenue, and back down MEDICAL TENT toward the State Capitol P Parking d Blv Kelly Inn Plan to visit the Pioneer FINISH P nd 10K, 5K, MILE, HALF MILE Veteran ela Press Family Activities Services n Ir Building Parking Joh Tent while you are on the 12th St P grounds between races. Fun kid-friendly activities and information on fitness, health and safety will be provided. 4 5 Sunday Events Start Line — Sunday The Twin Cities have become synonymous with championship road racing. 7:05 a.m. Ten Mile start In addition to hosting the USA Masters Marathon Championships for 7:50 a.m. Marathon Wheeler start men and women for the 19th consecutive year, this year also includes the 8:00 a.m. Marathon start USA Women’s Marathon and Men’s 10 Mile Championships. Be sure to cheer on these extraordinary athletes! CAUTION: Metro Transit’s Hiawatha Line (light rail) will be operating on a normal schedule on race day. Pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists must cross only at designated crossings. It is illegal to cross the tracks in unmarked areas. Medtronic tC 10 Mile The Shortcut to the Capitol® 7:05 a.m. Runner start The ten mile will feature four start corrals. Washington Ave S Metrodome Exits Marathon: Medtronic twin Cities Marathon use gates A, B, or C The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America® Ten Mile: S 3th St use gate H 7:50 a.m. Wheeler start 8:00 a.m. Runner start Corral 1 Marathon participants start in two corrals, designed to reduce crowding on the course, S 4th St and allow runners of similar abilities to run together. Using the corral start is safer, and with Corral 3 Corral 2 chip timing each participant is timed accurately. Corral 4 27th Mile (finish line area) S 5th St 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. OFFICIAL Meet your friends and family beyond the finish. Find the Freestyle Productions giant LED VEHICLES video board, results, merchandise, and the family meeting area. Enjoy the post-race party MEDIA TROLLEY tent. Watch the awards ceremonies on the giant LED video board or near the Elite Tent S 6th St Corral 1 Corral 2 S 6th St & Interview Area. 9:30 a.m. Ten Mile Awards 11:30 a.m. Marathon Awards S 7th St 6 7 Pacing Guide Guide to Race numbers Estimated “Time of Day” Pacing Guide (a.m/p.m) Marathon Race numbers Finish Time Pace Times indicate the actual time of day a runner would cross a select location. Men’s Professional Division Women’s Professional Division 10 Mile Minutes Lake Rose East Minnehaha Franklin Saint Governor’s FINISH Male runners competing in the 2009 Female runners competing in the 2009 7:05 a.m. Start per Mile Calhoun Garden 35W Nokomis Falls St. Bridge Thomas Mansion LINE 1-100 1-100 F1- F1- F100 100 ––––– ––––– ––––– ––––– ––––– 2.75 5 8 10 marathon championship marathon championship and the 2009 USA Marathon Championship Lead Male 05:00 7:18 7:30 7:45 7:55 Lead Female 05:30 7:20 7:32 7:49 8:00 1 Hr. 06:00 7:21 7:35 7:53 8:05 Men’s Masters Division Women’s Masters Division 1 Hr. 15 Min. 07:30 7:25 7:42 8:05 8:20 Male runners age 40 and over competing Female runners age 40 and over competing 1 Hr. 30 Min. 09:00 7:29 7:50 8:17 8:35 101-200 in the 2009 USA Masters Marathon 101-200 F101- F 200 F101- F 200 in the 2009 USA Masters Marathon 1 Hr. 55 Min. 10:30 7:33 7:57 8:29 8:50 Championship Championship 2 Hrs. 12:00 7:38 8:05 8:41 9:05 2 Hrs. 15 Min. 13:30 7:42 8:12 8:47 9:20 Lake Rose East Minnehaha Franklin Saint Governor’s FINISH Wheelchair Division* Medtronic Global Heroes* Marathon Minutes presented by Gillette Children’s Foundation Runners whose lives have been improved Calhoun Garden 35W Nokomis Falls St. Bridge Thomas Mansion LINE 8:00 a.m. Start* per Mile 4.5 7 9.3 13.1 15 19 21.5 24 26.2 201-220 201-220 221-240 221-240 by medical device technology Men and women wheelchair participants Lead Wheeler 04:00 8:08* 8:18* 8.27* 8:42* 8:50* 9:06* 9:16* 9:26* 9:35* Lead Male 05:09 8:23 8:36 8:47 9:07 9:17 9:37 9:50 10:03 10:15 Lead Female 05:44 8:25 8:49 8:53 9:15 9:25 9:48 10:03 10:17 10:30 3 Hrs. 06:52 8:30 8:48 9:03 9:30 9:43 10:10 10:27 10:44 11:00 Citizen* Charter Club Members* 3 Hr. 15 Min. 07:27 8:33 8:52 9:09 9:37 9:51 10:21 10:40 10:58 11:15 General participant category for presented by Marathon Sports 241-5300 241-5300 2800-2899 2800-2899 3 Hr. 30 Min. 08:01 8:36 8:56 9:14 9:45 10:00 10:32 10:52 11:12 11:30 men and women Marathoners who have finished all 27 3 Hr. 55 Min. 08:35 8:38 9:00 9:19 9:52 10:08 10:43 11:04 11:26 11:45 marathons (now 28!) 4 Hrs. 09:10 8:41 9:04 9:25 10:00 10:17 10:54 11:16 11:39 12:00 4 Hrs. 15 Min. 09:44 8:43 9:08 9:30 10:07 10:26 11:04 11:29 11:53 12:15 4 Hrs. 30 Min. 10:18 8:46 9:12 9:35 10:15 10:34 11:15 11:41 12:07 12:30 5 Hrs. 11:27 8:51 9:20 9:46 10:30 10:51 11:37 12:06 12:34 1:00 ten Mile Race numbers 5 Hrs. 30 Min. 12:36 8:56 9:28 9:57 10:45 11.08 11:50 12:30 1:02 1:30 6 Hrs. 13:44 9:01 9:36 10:07 11:00 11:26 12:21 12:55 1:29 2:00 Men’s Professional Division Medtronic Global Heroes* *Wheeler start is 7:50 a.m. Male runners competing in the 2009 USA Runners whose lives have been improved 10,000 Men’s 10 Mile championship 17,200 by medical device technology It make take up to 10 minutes for the final runners to reach the START line. How to use the “time of Day” Pacing Guide Citizen* 10,100 10,100 11,400 11,400 12,700 12,700 14,000Bib colors identify at the start 10,100 10,100 11,400 11,400 12,700 12,700 14,000 14,000 should usewhich corral line 14,000 runners 1. Know how fast your friend(s) will be running, either by Pace (minutes per mile) or by Finish Time. 2. Find the closest Estimated Finish Time on the chart and follow across the columns to a location near where you want to be. Runner tracking 3. The chart show what TIME OF DAY your friend(s) should cross the selected location. Use these times to estimate other locations on the course. You can track marathon runners’ progress on race day using our “Mtrack” online runner Corral Start: Remember that participants begin in corrals—know which one your friend(s) tracking system. Visit mtcmarathon.org will start in and adjust your schedule accordingly when you’re planning your viewing locations. to get started. 8 * Race bibs marked with an F before the number indicate female runners. 9 Course Maps 5K (Sat.) Water Stops 6.2 10K (Sat.) Aid Stations Ten Mile Twin Cities Marathon, Marathon Inc. Office 6.2 6 Medtronic Plaza Caribou Coffee ING Sea of Orange Expo Course Entertainment Target Cheer Zone GU Energy Gel Zone ALARC Wall 10 11 Runner Safety State Capitol Grounds — Sunday Who to Contact in an Emergency Medical Aid Stations head course marshals Volunteers and Medical Personnel wearing blue shirts will There are thousands of University Ave presented by Medtronic have radios and phones to volunteers on marathon There are 14 medical aid contact emergency personnel weekend. Most are not Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd stations along the marathon quickly. All official marathon associated with the event Parking Parking course, and a medical field committee members will wear except for one weekend a State Capitol station at the finish. Look fluorescent yellow shirts and year, so understand that on the course map for blue jackets to help easily they may not have answers P Parking Rice St the symbol shown above. identify them. to all your questions. Cedar St Medical personnel will be However, in an emergency, wearing orange vests and Police Officers Aurora Ave SHUTTLE do not hesitate to go to BUSES some will be on bikes. Officers will be located at $ them for assistance as they State Office P ENTRANCE all major intersections where may know how to get help Building 27TH MILE FAMILY Marathon Personnel traffic intersects the course, MEETING quickly. Some will have AREA Communication personnel in addition to patrolling the A-L communications equipment wearing yellow shirts and course. Freestyle Productions FAMILY as well. Live Finish Line MEETING SEARS LED Broadcast AREA RESULTS Building MAP M-Z Parking ing on Rice St Rules of the Road ? MERCHANDISE ild ati MAP K-INER Bu port INFO EC TE CARIBOU CH LUN P COFFEE ns • No one is allowed on the • Bikers should stay well • Watch your children at VO Tra VENDOR TENTS rt course without a properly off the course and watch all times. There will be ou POST-RACE lvd P dC ENTRANCE PARTY issued race number. for spectators as much thousands of participants SECURED dB TENT K-U T o $ P PICWEA FINISH LINE Fo an as for runners. and spectators at the AREA rel • Help keep the course S nI events. (RUNNERS ONLY) beautiful by not littering. Joh • Spectators must stay clear CORPORATE TEAM CHALLENGE TENT MAP Respect the property of of the course and off the • See maps for Lost Kids CHANGING MASSAGE TENT Parking others while spectating. roads to avoid interfering and Items booth locations. P ELITE TENT & INTERVIEW AREA with the participants. MEDICAL TENT • No vehicles of any MEDIA TENT FAMILY MEDICAL INFORMATION kind are allowed on the • Hold animals on a short * * Kelly Inn course. The course can leash. Keep them away MEDTRONIC GRANDSTAND Veteran be crossed only at from runners and be VIP Services designated intersections. considerate of others. * AREA Building 12th St * MAP * PROPER CREDENTIALS REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE 12 13 tips for Spectators and Participants Spectating Make the Most of Your Marathon Weekend Popular Spectator Viewing Locations There are activities throughout marathon weekend for athletes, friends and families to enjoy Mile 2 Corner of Douglas and Hennepin, near the Walker Art Center together. But when the horn blows Sunday morning, you’ve only got a few hours to find each Mile 4.5 Lake Calhoun other along the course and at the finish line. The easiest way to ensure you and your friends see each other is to plan ahead. Here is some advice for everyone on marathon day. Mile 13.1 Lake Nokomis (half-marathon point) Mile 21.5 Mississippi River Blvd. hill to University of St. Thomas On the Course After the Race Mile 22-25 Anywhere along Summit Avenue • Map out where you’ll be ahead of time. • Runners are routed to the Family Meeting Mile 26 Near the Cathedral on John Ireland Blvd. to the finish line Use the “Time of Day” Pacing Guide and Area (see Sunday detail map). Course Maps on the following page, or use • Set a time and place to meet in case you Favorite Cheers our “Mtrack” online runner tracking system miss each other at the finish. Clap, shout, and show your support for participants—it’s always welcome. Save the (at mtcmarathon.org) to project locations. • Relax with friends and family in the post- “You’re almost there!” cheer until the very end—a few miles is still a long way for someone • Know what each other will be wearing, who has been running for hours. Here are some favorites. race party tent at the 27th Mile. You can or carry a sign or balloon. Sometimes it’s purchase souvenirs and merchandise easier for runners to spot spectators than and get race results. • Keep smiling! • One stride at a time! • Way to go! the other way around. • You’re looking awesome! • Way to focus! • You rock! • Pick a side. Communicate where you will be, and watch from the same side of the • Running smooth! • Stay relaxed! • Call out something road. This will help runners see and find you. unique about a runner • You can do it! • Keep it up! (bib #, the color or a logo • Plan for traffic. Allow extra time to get from on their shirt, etc.) • Way to wheel!, or run! • Welcome to St. Paul! one viewing spot to another. Get there early (when appropriate) and don’t leave if you don’t see someone right away. Your friend may be having a really good day or a tough one. In addition to shouting your support, bring along cowbells, tambourines, thunder sticks, • Cheer on other marathoners. It will mean or make a sign. Many cheering supplies are available from sponsors at the Expo. Please be a lot to them! respectful of private and public property, and dispose of your cheering materials appropriately. 14 15 Special Participant Recognition Other Ways to Follow the Race Middle of the Pack awards 830 WCCO aM KaRE11.com Finish Line Middle of the Pack award winners are selected at random because of their enthusiasm Announcers Carrie Tollefson, KARE11.com will be Finish line announcers or even a creative or unique costume. We’re proud to be one of the only marathons to reward Charlie Mahler, and Glenn streaming live all six hours of Wendy Robson and Galen and recognize average finishers with a cash prize. Latimer will be calling in to the finish line. You can also Morse will keep spectators 830 WCCO AM throughout visit their website post-race at the finish line updated the morning on Sunday with to watch it all again. about race progress with live updates from the USA live broadcasts. inG neighborhood Cheer Zones Men’s 10 Mile Championship, the USA Women’s Marathon Runner tracking Residents of the Twin Cities have an outstanding reputation for supporting runners on race Championship, and the Follow the progress of your day. Neighborhoods along the course are encouraged to create Cheer Zones with music, professional men’s marathon favorite marathon runner(s) posters, costumes, and more. Registered Cheer Zones are eligible for cash prizes and will be race. along the course with our judged on creativity, enthusiasm, and use of international theme. A special international Cheer Zone can be found at the Cedar Avenue bridge at the southwest corner of Lake Nokomis. “Mtrack” online runner tracking system, at mtcmarathon.org. Medtronic Global Heroes Our media partners will provide race weekend updates, including weather notices. Be sure to cheer for the 2009 Medtronic Global Heroes, wearing Listen, watch, or check online. black race bibs. The Global Heroes program celebrates runners who benefit from medical device technology. Twenty-five runners from around the world received a paid entry into either the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, along with a deluxe travel package. On behalf of all Global Heroes winners, the Medtronic Foundation will donate $25,000 to various patient organizations that educate and support individuals living with chronic diseases. For more information or to nominate a runner, visit medtronic.com/globalheroes. 16 17 So close you can taste it. local logo w/small wfm logo Fun Facts We’re honored to support our local vendors. LAKE CALHOUN 3060 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis (612) 927-8141 ST. PAUL 30 S. Fairview Ave. St. Paul (651) 690-0197 wholefoodsmarket.com Did you know? 2009 Field Records • 43% are women— • Female course record: local logo w/standard wfm logo • 152,865 finishers have compared to 13.8% 2:26:51, set in 2001 and covered 4,005,063 miles in 1982 tied in 2004 between 1982 and 2008 • 66% are from Minnesota • Male course record: • Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. 2:10:05, set in 1985 • 48 participants are (a nonprofit organization) Charter Club members, • Female wheeler course has contributed more who have run every record: 1:54:50, set in 1996 than $422,150 to charity On race day, runners need every “Way to go!” or “Keep it up!” they can get. marathon since 1982 since 2000 • Male wheeler course Your energetic cheers can inspire a champion’s performance. So clap, whistle, • 31% are first-time record: 1:35:03, set in 1997 • It takes 5,000 volunteers holler, or wave a sign through the miles. Heck, even shout out a big “Whoo-ee” marathoners to make Race Weekend Runners will use: and wave your arms around a little! happen • Oldest registrant is 86 • 340,000 cups • Youngest registrant is 14 • 17,000 gallons of water • 250 portable toilets • Average age is 37 • 420 pounds of pasta • 20 countries are • 55 gallons of pasta sauce represented The Official Design Firm of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 18 612-252-9757 ORANGESEED.COM 000-1586d-3 Quick Reference for Spectators Participant’s Race# What they are wearing Locations and times to meet them Start Line — Portland & 6th St. at 8:03 a.m. at at at Things to bring (i.e. sports drinks, treats, etc.) Special thanks to our sponsors, including: Race day runner tracking available at mtcmarathon.org (marathon only).
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