The 2008 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is more than 50% filled just four days after on-line entry for the race began, race officials have reported. This year's race registration, which began one minute after midnight last Friday, is out-pacing that of the past, they add.
The 2007 race filled in 19 days, and has filled within a month’s time for the last 20 years. Capacity for this year's event, to be held October 5, is 11,000, an increase of 500 from last year’s marathon.
"Online-only registration has been very successful this year,” Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said. “It’s exciting to see such great interest in marathon running continuing, not only in Minnesota, but around the country."