Overall Rating
Overall Rating (29 Reviews)
4.8
(29 Ratings)(29 Reviews)
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3.4
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4.8
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4.7
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4.2
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is more than Sunday’s beautiful 26.2-miler. We offer races, walks and activities for every age and ability level! Learn more about the weekend’s events and activities by using the navigation bar at the left or top of your screen. Eventful for the entire family! … MORE
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    renae.roehl REPEAT RUNNER '18

    10 miles is a manageable distance, and this is the most beautiful course. My only criticism is that it’s hard to get into this race. I only get to run … MORE

    10 miles is a manageable distance, and this is the most beautiful course. My only criticism is that it’s hard to get into this race. I only get to run about 1/3 oft heyears.

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    jenniferrobertus REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The course is absolutely beautiful, highlighting both Minneapolis and St. Paul and all of the great sights in between. There is good crowd support throughout and you can tell the … MORE

    The course is absolutely beautiful, highlighting both Minneapolis and St. Paul and all of the great sights in between. There is good crowd support throughout and you can tell the city supports the race! It is well put together and the medals are always beautiful. The only downside is that the course gets hilly after mile 20 and it is an added challenge. You might not run your fastest race but it’s still worth it!

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    mdahl0788 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The race has beautiful scenery - fall colors everywhere, beautiful houses. Miles 5-7 are the hardest. Mile 5 starts uphill, and throughout those few miles there are a lot of … MORE

    The race has beautiful scenery – fall colors everywhere, beautiful houses. Miles 5-7 are the hardest. Mile 5 starts uphill, and throughout those few miles there are a lot of inclines. The amazing spectators (and their dogs!) truly help and are so happy and encouraging. Nothing beats being at the top of the hill, seeing the Capitol and the finish line ahead!

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    ahosch FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first time running this - great race, lots of support and a just a blast!! The expo was filled with tons of great vendors and lots of … MORE

    This was my first time running this – great race, lots of support and a just a blast!! The expo was filled with tons of great vendors and lots of good info. Race day is very organized and definitely fun from start to the end of the day!

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    davi1331 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Twin Cities Marathon Weekend never fails to disappoint from the spectators to the runners. I have ran the 5k, 10k, and 10 mile. I have my heart set on running … MORE

    Twin Cities Marathon Weekend never fails to disappoint from the spectators to the runners. I have ran the 5k, 10k, and 10 mile. I have my heart set on running the marathon next year. With the success of another amazing weekend this year, I cannot wait to go again. I encourage anyone to participate in this inspirational weekend that brings Minnesota together.

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    NathanStockwell REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The course is the most beautiful urban marathon in America, and I agree. The fan support is incredible, almost all the way it's packed with cheering people. It's run smoothly, … MORE

    The course is the most beautiful urban marathon in America, and I agree. The fan support is incredible, almost all the way it’s packed with cheering people. It’s run smoothly, with lots of volunteers and is easily a highlight of my year. LOVE this race.

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    algae26 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This entire weekend is incredibly well organized. The weather seems to be pretty darn great every year. Crowd support is great. The course is awesome and I love this distance. … MORE

    This entire weekend is incredibly well organized. The weather seems to be pretty darn great every year. Crowd support is great. The course is awesome and I love this distance. I keep forgetting about the elevation because everything else about it is so awesome. A must do!! Plus, staying to watch marathoners roll in afterwards is a blast.

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    pmalakhov FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race deserves its reputation as one of the US Top 10 and the most beautiful urban marathon! The organization is top-notch. Start area is well laid out with plenty … MORE

    This race deserves its reputation as one of the US Top 10 and the most beautiful urban marathon! The organization is top-notch. Start area is well laid out with plenty of porta-pots. The race starts in downtown Minneapolis and goes in a large arc around the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, past beautiful parks and through nicer residential neighbourhoods, mostly on scenic parkways 100% closed to traffic, towards the Mississippi River and St.Paul. It crosses the river at Mile 19 and continues on to the State Capitol past grand mansions of Summit Ave and the majestic St.Paul Cathedral. Fluid stations every 2 miles, every mile after Mile 20, are well-stocked and well-managed. Spectators line the course for the whole duration (very much unlike Canada), and their support is loud and enthusiastic! The Twin Cities crowd really sets this race apart. The course has long flat stretches punctuated by small rolling hills and a more challenging though by no means killer 3 mile rise from the river to Mile 23. It finishes on a fast downhill with a breathtaking view of the Capitol. Post-race refreshments are many and varied, and a long-sleeve shirt you get after the finish is very welcome, as is complimentary beer (bring your ID!) The weather was perfect too, cloudy, cool (45F/7C) with only a light wind. Great BQ race – Worth a trip!

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    sletou01 FIRST-TIMER '18

    What a fun race! The fall weather was crisp and overcast for the entire race but there was no rain. Yeah! Course ran through some beautiful neighborhoods with fantastic support … MORE

    What a fun race! The fall weather was crisp and overcast for the entire race but there was no rain. Yeah! Course ran through some beautiful neighborhoods with fantastic support and block party atmosphere. Favorite things on the race course were the bells tolling at Basilica of St. Mary, Tarrytown Turn (where your feet meet the beat!) and the sound tunnel!

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    ihaveabshere FIRST-TIMER '18

    On race day it was a little cold for someone coming from Texas, but it was a fun run. Great crowd support throughout the entire course, but the hills at … MORE

    On race day it was a little cold for someone coming from Texas, but it was a fun run. Great crowd support throughout the entire course, but the hills at the end of the race are not ideal!

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    ramya.one FIRST-TIMER '18

    Superbly organized, lots of spectators, awesome volunteers. The course was very scenic and the conditions ideal for running. Perfect time of the year, watch the fall colors in their full … MORE

    Superbly organized, lots of spectators, awesome volunteers. The course was very scenic and the conditions ideal for running. Perfect time of the year, watch the fall colors in their full splendor and a crisp and dry 40 F morning. Water stops well spaced out and logistics were perfectly executed. Practically no hills, net downhill, would be mad not to try and PR. I liked that they have finish videos for each participant.

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    MPESHA REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I participated in my 4th Loony Challenge and while I will never be the fastest runner I always feel well supported by the Twin Cities in Motion Organization! I tell … MORE

    I participated in my 4th Loony Challenge and while I will never be the fastest runner I always feel well supported by the Twin Cities in Motion Organization! I tell people this is my favorite running weekend of the year and it’s true! I absolutely love this weekend! The course is beautiful, the volunteers are super, and the support provided is top notch. I plan to be back next year to tackle Loony Challenge #5!

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    yarbr012 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Twin Cities in Motion does an excellent job hosting this race! It is very well organized and has plenty of spectator support. The scenery cannot be beat and there are … MORE

    Twin Cities in Motion does an excellent job hosting this race! It is very well organized and has plenty of spectator support. The scenery cannot be beat and there are not too many hills. My only complaint is the parking for packet pickup the day before.

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    Geoff.fournier FIRST-TIMER '18

    The course is amazingly beautiful and there are fans cheering you on and carrying you the whole way! Will run again! The finish line festival was very appreciated. MORE

    The course is amazingly beautiful and there are fans cheering you on and carrying you the whole way! Will run again! The finish line festival was very appreciated.

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    dwilliams28 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    There is so much support from the race staff and from spectators. The course is challenging and will test you with many hillls but your always running through parks or … MORE

    There is so much support from the race staff and from spectators. The course is challenging and will test you with many hillls but your always running through parks or historical neighborhoods and the finish line is like any other race.

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    kilzert REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This event is first class all the way. The whole weekend offers something for everyone, with family events on Saturday and the marathon and 10 mile races on Sunday. The … MORE

    This event is first class all the way. The whole weekend offers something for everyone, with family events on Saturday and the marathon and 10 mile races on Sunday. The expo is fun and efficiently run.
    The starting area has plenty of restrooms and it’s easy to find where you need to go.
    Now the best part – the course. It’s beautiful in the Twin Cities in early October. Tremendous views, and people lining the course for seemingly the entire 26.2 miles. As much food and drink as you could ask for at the finish. Results are posted promptly. I’ve done the marathon and 10 mile multiple times, and my kids have done events on Saturday. We will continue to make this weekend a family tradition.

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    dtodeen REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Lakes, crowds, fall leaves, thousands of runners and rolling course makes the Twin City Marathon and continued sucesss. Experienced race professional make the day so smooth for runners. Highly recommended. MORE

    Lakes, crowds, fall leaves, thousands of runners and rolling course makes the Twin City Marathon and continued sucesss. Experienced race professional make the day so smooth for runners. Highly recommended.

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    racingthehare REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I absolutely love the Twin Cities Marathon. I’ve run six marathons, and TCM twice. The course is stunning, everything is well organized from the expo to the starting corrals to … MORE

    I absolutely love the Twin Cities Marathon. I’ve run six marathons, and TCM twice. The course is stunning, everything is well organized from the expo to the starting corrals to the finish. TCM hits the sweet spot where it’s big enough to attract prestigious runners, but not completely overwhelming like some of the more massive marathons (lookin’ at you, Chicago). Also, October in Minnesota is just gorgeous so the weather is usually ideal for running. TCM is a phenomenal race. I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat, and I look forward to running it again.

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    RDavis REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Absolutely love TCM! I have participated in the marathon twice and the 10 mi. once. I enjoyed all of my experiences. The race is a big production and there are … MORE

    Absolutely love TCM! I have participated in the marathon twice and the 10 mi. once. I enjoyed all of my experiences. The race is a big production and there are people cheering for almost the entire course. Very well organize, great packet pick up expo, awesome support along the course and large finish area with lots of cheering! The course is not too difficult, a few hills (the last 5ish miles are uphill, but not a steep incline) and amazing scenery! Rivers, lakes, trees and amazing architecture! I can’t say enough about this race!

    A must do for Minnesota running!

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    Kato3108 REPEAT RUNNER '15

    Ran this race three years in a row. Had a back issue that resulted in surgery. Asked to differ to the following year and was told it was not possible … MORE

    Ran this race three years in a row. Had a back issue that resulted in surgery. Asked to differ to the following year and was told it was not possible and that I could consider my fee a donation. That was nice of them…… Back to running the following year and they bumped the price to $175. For a runner that has other financial obligations (like most) I will do the Mankato or Fargo marathons that are more cost effective and easier to work with.

    All that being said, it is a beautiful course and I miss it. If you have money to burn and don’t mind the poor customer service, this is a good race.

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