Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday

The time has come for local runners to put their agility to the test.

The 26th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, “The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America,” and Twin Cities 10-mile run will take place Sunday, Oct. 7. The marathon will accommodate more than 15,000 runners with a 26.2-mile course. It will begin at 8 a.m. at the Metrodome, with a runway that heads south, wraps around the scenic parkways that nestle against the lakes, crosses the Mississippi River at Franklin Avenue, and heads south into St. Paul toward the State Capitol finish line.

The Twin Cities 10-mile run will start at 7:10 a.m. in Downtown Minneapolis at Portland Avenue and 4th Street. Runners will race north and follow the West River Parkway to 11th Avenue and then head south to Washington Avenue’s Seven Corners. It crosses the Mississippi River and continues on East River Road into St. Paul to also finish at the Capitol.

To avoid delays and congestion, drivers are advised to take a look at the course map and race schedule for street closures. All vehicle and pedestrian traffic is prohibited while runners are on the course. Streets will reopen shortly after runners have cleared the area. Runners are expected to maintain a 13:44 minute-per-mile pace.

For more information, visit the Twin Cities website at twincitiesmarathon.org.