It took longer than usual, but the field has filled for this fall's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
Race organizers announced yesterday that the October 4 event has reached it's 11,000 runner capacity. This year's race took nearly twice as long to fill as last year's -- reaching its limit on the 60th day of registration this year as opposed to the 33rd day in 2008.
In 2006 the race closed in 15 days, in 2007 it filled in 17 days.
“We look forward to a great race on October 4,” Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. executive director, Virginia Brophy Achman said. “Filling the field again this year is a testament to the commitment to healthy lifestyles that runners continue to uphold, regardless of economic fluctuations. Not only is the sport relatively inexpensive and easily accessible, the tremendous community support out there welcoming marathon participants each year really makes this event one we are proud to be part of."
Runners still wishing to run the race, can get a race number via the event's Community Partners Fundraiser Entry Program, which benefits TCM's youth fitness partners, including Bolder Options, Migizi Communications, and the YWCA of Minneapolis.
The fundraiser offers 150 additional online marathon entries with donations used to support these partners. Interested participants can go online to HERE to take part in the program. For the price of registration, plus a $100 tax-deductible donation, the first 150 entries received will gain entry into the 28th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.