Twin Cities Marathon
Voted one of the top ten marathons in the United States, the Twin Cities Marathon is a welcoming race for first timers and competitive runners alike. Featuring a diverse field that includes professionals, 30% of the runners are running their first marathon while 13% run times that qualify for the Boston Marathon.
A point-to-point course that starts in Minneapolis and ends in St. Paul, runners get the full beauty of the Twin Cities. The course passes four different lakes, runs along both sides of the Mississippi River and all with no climbs longer than 100 feet.
And for added adrenalin at the end, the finish line is at the end of a downhill! Something to look forward to!
The other Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend events are the:
This point-to-point course begins in downtown Minneapolis with a course that winds around four beautiful lakes and along both sides of the Mississippi River. There are a few rolling hills, but with no climbs over 100 feet, and a approximate elevation of 840 feet, runners should have no problem handling the course. The final stretch will see racers running past the clanging bells of the Saint Paul Cathedral and downhill onto the spectacular view of the State Capitol before crossing the finish line!