Twin Cities Marathon At 90 percent Capacity

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 18, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:33 AM UTC
Nearly 30,000 people are competing in races during Twin Cities marathon week. Photo:

Organizers expect it to sell out this month.

According to a press release from Twin Cities in Motion, the annual Twin Cities Marathon is very close to selling out. Apparently, 90 percent of the 12,200-runner field is booked.

Officials expect that the race will sell out by the end of the month. The marathon takes place on Oct. 6 and is celebrating its 32nd anniversary.

“We typically fill the marathon in June, and it looks like that will be the case this year,” said Twin Cities In Motion Executive Director Virginia Brophy Achman. “If there are runners sitting on the fence about whether to run, now’s the time to register. You’ll get yourself in the race and have time to train well for it.”

The race is billed as “the most beautiful urban marathon in America.” Runners wind their way  through downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul along the river, lakes, and parkways.

According to organizers, there is more to the Twin Cities Marathon than the 26.2-mile race. Runners can also take part in shorter-distance races that weekend.


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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