NICOLLET MALL — Twin Cities in Motion, the organizer of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 9, is dedicating the event to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The race is held on Nicollet Mall with the start line between 3rd Street South and Washington Avenue and the finish line for runners between 14th and 15th streets.
Twin Cities in Motion plans to donate 10 percent of runners’ entry fees and then match that amount with the goal of raising $10,000 for victims of the bombings.
“The entire running community feels the reverberations of the Boston Marathon bombing,” Twin Cities in Motion executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said. “Naturally, we feel called to do our part to help heal the wounds caused by the attack. We wanted to give Twin Cities area runners a natural way to show support for the Boston Community and contribute to its healing.”
About 3,000 runners are expected to take part in the Medtronic TC 1 Mile. Runners will compete in seven separate waves during the event. It kicks off 6:53 p.m. with the Friends and Family Wave and ends with the professional waves for women and men. Awards include a $25,000 prize purse and two $10,000 course record bonuses.