Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Race Weekend by lsd12841


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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Race Weekend
October 2-4
Events Schedule                                                                                      RiverCentre — Friday and Saturday
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                                                                                                     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.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  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 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

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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!
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      9:00 a.m.        TC 5K Run/Walk
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                       presented by RBC Wealth Management                                                                                                                                                                                              Tours:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10 a.m.

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      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
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                                                                                                                                                  MEETING AREA

                                                                 anywhere on the course—

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TODDLER           RACE
                                                                 up the hill past the

                                                                                                                                               START                                                                  TROT               CORPORATE TEAM
                                                                                                                             10K, 5K, MILE, HALF MILE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHALLENGE TENT
                                                                 Cathedral, along Summit
                                                                 Avenue, and back down                                                                                     MEDICAL TENT

                                                                 toward the State Capitol                                           P

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                                                                 grounds between races. Fun
                                                                 kid-friendly activities and
                                                                 information on fitness, health
                                                                 and safety will be provided.
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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
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
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

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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
                                –––––      –––––      –––––    –––––   –––––     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                                                         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                                                       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
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
will start in and adjust your schedule accordingly when you’re planning your viewing locations.                                   to get started.

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Course Maps

                         5K (Sat.)               Water Stops
              6.2        10K (Sat.)              Aid Stations
                         Ten Mile                Twin Cities Marathon,
                         Marathon                Inc. Office



                    Medtronic Plaza                   Caribou Coffee

                    ING Sea of Orange                        Expo
                          Course Entertainment        Target Cheer Zone

                    GU Energy Gel Zone                ALARC Wall

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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
                                                                                                                                                                             27TH MILE                                        FAMILY
Marathon Personnel              traffic intersects the course,
                                                                 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
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• No one is allowed on the      • Bikers should stay well        • Watch your children at

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  course without a properly       off the course and watch         all times. There will be



                                                                                                            ENTRANCE                                                                                                                                PARTY
  issued race number.             for spectators as much           thousands of participants                                                                                                                                     SECURED


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                                  as for runners.                  and spectators at the                                                                                                                                           AREA

• Help keep the course

                                                                   events.                                                                                                                                                     (RUNNERS ONLY)
  beautiful by not littering.

                                • Spectators must stay clear                                                                                                                                        CORPORATE TEAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHALLENGE TENT
  Respect the property of         of the course and off the      • See maps for Lost Kids                                                                                   CHANGING MASSAGE
  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
  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

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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 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.

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Special Participant Recognition                                                                   Other Ways to Follow the Race

Middle of the Pack awards                                                                         830 WCCO aM                                    Finish Line
Middle of the Pack award winners are selected at random because of their enthusiasm               Announcers Carrie Tollefson, 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

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

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                                                                                              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


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”
  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
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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.



Things to bring (i.e. sports drinks, treats, etc.)

Special thanks to our sponsors, including:

Race day runner tracking available at (marathon only).

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