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2007 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

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TARGET HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul
Friday Oct 5, Noon - 8 p.m. &
Saturday Oct 6, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Packet Pick-Up Open Until 8 p.m.
Along with race number, packet number and packet pick-up, you’ll find hands-on health and fitness exhibits, special presentations on a variety of running topics and great bargains on running and fitness gear. Target pharmacists will also be on hand to answer runners’ questions. Event merchandise will be available for sale, including the 2007 marathon poster, Brooks technical wear, and the newest C9 by Champion athletic apparel, sold exclusively at Target


Athlete News Conference

On Friday, October 5, the Medtronic Twin Cities
Marathon 2007 elite runners and faces-in-the-crowd runners will meet with media at the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown St. Paul.


10TH ANNUAL TWIN CITIES SPORTS MEDICINE CONFERENCE

Doubletree Hotel, Minneapolis
Friday Oct 5 & Saturday Oct

The purpose of this conference is to provide primary care physicians, physiatrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other sports-related healthcare professionals with an update on the evolving field of sports medicine. Registration is available online at www.cmecourses.umn.edu. Or, contact the Office of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota at 612-626-7600 or 800-776-8636.

22ND ANNUAL MEDTRONIC TC FAMILY EVENTS & TC 5K

State Capitol Grounds, St. Paul
Saturday, Oct 6, 8:30 a.m.

A day of fun for the entire family! Participate in the 5K run/walk, Family Mile, Half Mile, Toddler Trot, Diaper
Dash and other activities, including art crafts and games. Register the day of the race or pre-register in person on Friday, October 5 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Target Health & Fitness Expo.

TC 5K RUN/WALK

Presented by RBC Dain Rauscher
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

The 5K course starts and ends on John Ireland Boulevard, near the State Capitol. This out-and-back course takes you up historic Summit Avenue and ends at the marathon finish line, located near the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and 12th Street.

DIANA PIERCE FAMILY MILE

Presented by Medica
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

The Mile starts and ends on John Ireland Boulevard, near the State Capitol. The race follows the 5K course for 1/2 mile and returns to finish at the 5K/Marathon finish line.

Photo provided by wk photography�

HALF MILE

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
The Half Mile starts and ends on John Ireland Boulevard, near the State Capitol. The race follows the 5K course for 1/4 mile and returns to finish at the 5K/Marathon finish line.

DIAPER DASH

Presented by the Pioneer Press
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.

Participants in the Diaper Dash crawl from an inner circle to an outer circle. This event is for the little ones requiring the assistance of their hands and knees! It takes place on the lawn of the State Capitol Grounds near the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

HARRY & SHELLY'S MASCOT INVITATIONAL

Start Time: 10:45 a.m.
Kids of all ages will love Harry & Shelly’s Mascot Invitational! Don’t miss this event featuring your favorite mascots running in a race all their own. Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. mascots, Harry and Shelly, and all their friends will be available for hugs and photos before and after the race. Come cheer for the mascots!

TODDLER TROT

Presented by Flint Hills Resources
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Approximately 50 yards long, this course is run in waves starting with the oldest children. It takes place on the lawn of the State Capitol grounds, near the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


BUCA DI BEPPO PASTA PARTY

Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul
Saturday Oct 6, 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Buca di Beppo invites you to the marathon’s traditional pasta party to celebrate with family and friends while fueling up before the race. Tickets are $10 through September 8 or $12 after (age 10 and under are FREE). Prepaid tickets will be held at the door.


INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

Augustana Lutheran Church,
Minneapolis Sunday Oct 7,
6:45 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

(Located just two blocks south of the HHH Metrodome at 704 11th Avenue South.)


9TH ANNUAL MEDTRONIC TC 10 MILE

Sunday, Oct 7, 7:10 a.m.
The Medtronic TC 10 Mile, organized by Twin Cities Marathon, Inc, will serve as the 2007 USA Men’s 10 Mile Championship. Top distance runners from around the country will be competing for the $25,000 prize purse, as well as preparing for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The “Shortcut to the Capitol®” race starts near the HHH Metrodome and shares the last seven miles of the marathon course, finishing at the State Capitol. The race is limited to 5,500 runners and entry is done by lottery.

26TH ANNUAL MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON

Sunday, Oct 7, 8:00 a.m.
Known as the “Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®”, the 26.2 mile course begins near the HHH Metrodome in Minneapolis and finishes at the State Capitol on John Ireland Boulevard in St. Paul. More than 5,000 volunteers and 300,000 spectators make the marathon a thrill to experience for 10,500 participants.

27TH MILE

Presented by Seagate Technology Sunday, Oct 7, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The 27th Mile is located beyond the Secured Finish Area, along Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on the State Capitol Grounds in St. Paul. Activities include massage, event merchandise, family meeting area, medal engraving, and the Post-Race Party Tent. Open to the public with lots of free food, music, and fun!

AWARDS CEREMONY

Sunday, Oct 7
The awards ceremony will be held outside the elite runner tent and will be broadcast on LCD screens in the 27th mile of the finish area.

9:15 a.m    Medtronic TC 10 Mile Awards
11:30 a.m. Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Awards


Mile Marker

Volunteers will serve 1,200 Buca di Beppo pasta dinners the night before the race. Mangia, mangia!

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