Monday, February 09, 2015

New Course for May 14 Medtronic TC 1 Mile Announced

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile will have a new course for the May 14, 2015 event.  Instead of its former location down the Nicollett Mall, the event will race down Hennepin Avenue, starting near the Parade Athletic Fields adjacent the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, past the Basilica of St. Mary, and finish in the heart of the Hennepin Avenue Theater District near the 6th Street intersection.

"The course elevation map, at least on paper, reminds me of New York’s Fifth Avenue Mile, and that’s super-fast,” said Heather Kampf, the 2012 Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion who competes for Team USA Minnesota. “I'm happy to see the course doesn’t turn and that spectators will be able to see runners coming from a long way. It’s always better to put the climb in early, and I think given the quality of fields anticipated for the TC 1 Mile, the race will be fast if we want it to be fast. Pro athletes will be excited that the record bonus is still out there."
Course map

Course elevation

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