Oct 01, 2010 at 04:48 PM
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Medtronic Renews Hometown Marathon for 3 More Years

Medical device company, Medtronic, and Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) have signed a letter of intent to continue their partnership, which will ensure that Medtronic remains title sponsor for at least three additional years for four Twin Cities In Motion events: Twin Cities Marathon, TC 1 Mile, TC Family Events and TC 10 Mile. Additionally, the Medtronic Foundation will continue to support the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a nationally recognized youth running program.

"This partnership is a perfect fit, as we share similar values and a strong commitment to make our community a better, healthier place to live and work," said Kirsten Gorsuch, Medtronic vice president, corporate communications. "As we look to the future, we are excited to build upon that foundation in an effort to help create a healthier Minnesota, and a healthier world."

"Since Medtronic became our title sponsor of the four events in 2006, participation has increased more than 40 percent," said Virginia Brophy Achman, Twin Cities In Motion executive director. "In addition, more than 11,000 children have participated in the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon school-based program, running a collective 233,000 miles. This partnership clearly has enabled us to do more than ever to help promote health and fitness in Minnesota and throughout the world."

Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that organizes running events throughout the year as a community service for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Medtronic is headquartered Minneapolis.