Brooks Offers Runners Incentives For Twin Cities Marathon

Brooks Offers Runners Incentives For Twin Cities Marathon

Brooks Running Company is inviting marathoners and 10 milers to participate in the “Outrun Yourself Challenge,” which encourages runners to strive for a new goal. Runners who improve their overall race time from 2017 will be awarded for their accomplishment with prizes including Brooks gear and entry into the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

All runners who beat their previous years’ time in the same distance (Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile) will be automatically entered to win one of three prizes. Out of the qualified runners, 25 will win a package that includes a marathon entry and VIP package for the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon as well as Brooks shoes and apparel. Another 125 qualified runners will receive a marathon entry for the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. The third group of qualified runners will win a limited-edition hat from Brooks. Runners will be notified via email no later than Oct. 17, 2018 regarding their prize. More details can be found at

“We’re excited to bring another exciting activation to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon that inspires runners to achieve a new goal,” said Stevie Jones, Brooks event marketing manager. “We’re excited to cheer on runners on the course and reward them for their incredible accomplishment.”

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 with the opening of the Health & Fitness Expo at Saint Paul RiverCentre. The expo, which runs through Saturday evening, features more than 100 exhibitors (including the official Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Merchandise Store), a full schedule of free presentations and packet pick up for the weekend’s races.

30,000 people are expected to participate in running events held Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7. Saturday events at the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul include the TC 10K, presented by PNC Bank, the TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron, and the Medtronic TC Family Events.

The Medtronic TC 10 Mile, known as the Shortcut to the Capitol, starts in downtown Minneapolis and kicks off the Sunday races at approximately 7:00 a.m. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon follows at 8:00 a.m. This marks the signature race’s 37th year serving as the Twin Cities’ premier marathon and is the 20th anniversary of the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.

“We appreciate having Brooks Running put resources and effort into rewarding our runners and enhancing their event experience,” said Twin Cities In Motion executive director Virginia Brophy Achman. “Partners like Brooks are vital to the success of our event.”

Registration for the 2018 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is still open as well as for the TC 5K and TC 10K and Medtronic TC Family Events.