Registration for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile gets under-way March 13. The race, offering one of the nation’s largest one-mile prize purses of $25,000 and a $10,000 bonus for any man running under 4:00 or woman under 4:28, is scheduled for May 8.
“The $25,000 prize purse is the culmination of the vision to bring a highly competitive field to downtown Minneapolis, not only to showcase the beauty of the city, but to recognize the phenomenal growth and interest in this race,” said Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. Race Director Brian Mastel. “In addition to first place prize money of $4,000, we’re excited to also offer a $10,000 bounty each to the first place male breaking four minutes and to the first place female breaking 4:28.”
In its fourth year, the Medtronic TC 1 Mile is now part of the USATF MN Team Circuit/Championship Race Schedule. Click on usatfmn.org for more information on the Team Circuit Championship or to obtain 2008 USATF Membership. On-line only registration starts at 12:01 AM March 13 and the first 600 to register are guaranteed an entry into the lottery-only, Medtronic TC 10 Mile race.
Another 400 Medtronic TC 1 Mile finishers will be randomly selected for a guaranteed entry into that race as well. The Medtronic TC 1 Mile runs along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Race officials expect about 2,500 participants, including runners from around the country.The first wave begins at 6:50 PM, Thursday, May 8.
Teams can take part in the Corporate Team Challenge again this year and spectators can cheer on their favorite participant at one of the Official Cheers Zones along the route.Visit mtcmarathon.org for more details and registration information.