Thousands of runners will hit the city streets in Minneapolis this weekend as part of the 32nd Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic 10 Mile race.
Marathon runners will start at 8 a.m. Sunday (wheelchair start is at 7:55 a.m.) at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and run down Sixth Street to Hennepin Avenue.
The 26.2 mile course heads south along the scenic parkways that line the chain of lakes, and onto Minnehaha Parkway. From there, runners will follow the course east to West River Parkway, cross the Mississippi River at Franklin Avenue, and head into Saint Paul to finish near the State Capitol.
The 10 Mile run begins at 7 a.m. in downtown Minneapolis.
Runners will start at Portland Avenue and 4th Street, then head north to the West River Parkway. The route follows the parkway to Franklin Avenue. Runners then take East River Road into Saint Paul to finish at the Capitol.
For course maps and schedules, visit www.tcmevents.org.
Drivers are encouraged to check the course map and take alternate routes to avoid street closures during the races.
While runners are on the courses, no vehicle or pedestrian traffic will be permitted. Runners are expected to maintain a13:44 minute-per-mile pace, and streets will be reopened a few minutes after the runners have passed by.