Looking to run a fantastic fall marathon or ten mile race for a great cause? Join Project Purple at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on October 1, 2017. The Twin Cities Marathon has an outstanding reputation among seasoned marathon runners. Here are the top seven reasons why you should join Project Purple in Minneapolis-St. Paul this fall!
Top Seven Reasons to Run the Twin Cities Marathon
1) The Race Organization. Twin Cities has earned the reputation of being an extremely well-organized event. The race is a well-respected event within the running community because it goes off seamlessly each year. There is a distance for everyone. Run the full marathon or choose the ten mile distance.
2) The Beautiful Course. Fall is a lovely time of year to be in Minnesota. People who run the Twin Cities Marathon for the first time are often blown away by how stunning the course is. It is a metropolitan race which weaves through interesting neighborhoods and by natural features including a creek and several lakes.
3) The Perfect Size. The Twin Cities Marathon is one of the top ten marathons in the United States. You will have plenty of company on race day, but runners won’t be packed together like sardines on the course. The field is big enough that you won’t be running alone, but not so big you will be overwhelmed.
4) First-Timer Friendly. The Twin Cities Marathon prides itself on being first-timer friendly. In fact, about one-third of the runners are typically first-time marathon runners. TCM does all it can to make first time marathoners feel welcome. They have a monthly newsletter that goes out to the newbies and a Facebook group just for new marathoners to meet and connect.
5) Easy to Get to. Minneapolis-St. Paul is a hub airport city, making for headache-free pre- and post- race travel.
6) The Community Support. Minneapolis-St. Paul knows how to support runners. The Twin Cities are often cited as being among the fittest cities in the United States with a vibrant running community. Throngs of volunteers come out on race day to support the runners. In addition, spectators line the course, cheering everyone from the elite runners to the back-of-the-packers.
7) Running for a Cause. Because running with the Project Purple team will make a difference in the life of someone fighting pancreatic cancer!
For more information or to apply for the Project Purple Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and 10 mile team, click HERE