Twin Cities Marathon to take place in October, limit size to 4,000 runners

Twin Cities In Motion announced on Tuesday that the 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon will take place on Oct. 3 but will have a reduced size and be COVID-19 safe.

The race was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will open in 2021 with a limit of 4,000 runners and COVID-19 safety measures implemented.

Registration for the 2021 marathon and other weekend events will open on Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m. The marathon course runs from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul.

Registration will also open for the following Twin Cities Marathon weekend events:

  • Medtronic TC Family Events,
  • TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron P. A.,
  • TC 10K.

Participants can expect to see changes in the event from previous editions. While plans will be modified to match conditions later in the year, Twin Cities In Motion is telling participants to expect:

  • Reduced field sizes in all marathon weekend races,
  • Mask-wearing requirements except while racing,
  • Social distancing requirements across the event weekend,
  • Limited access for spectators in certain areas, as spectating is being discouraged,
  • Reduced touchpoints when possible.

For more information about the event, visit the Twin Cities In Motion website.