The Twin Cities Marathon weekend is September 30th and October 1st in 2023. Each year, Twin Cities in Motion (“TCM”) offers fun ways to make it a family event on the first day of the weekend. The Marathon itself sells out fast, but we have ideas for making this a fun and healthy weekend for family whether or not you participate in the long run.
As part of the TC Kids Run Free program, kids 18 and under run free at Twin Cities In Motion events. Throughout 2023, you can sign the kids up for a variety of races including a 5K (or longer!), one mile, half mile and/or pre-K dash races. We include these family-friendly TCM events on our Family Sports & Fitness Calendar.
Start Anytime by Printing a
Family Training Schedule and Log
Want to be able to run a 5K together (That’s 3.1 miles)? Get a printable kids 5K training schedule and a training log for 12, 8 or 4 weeks. This is one way you can promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. Even the little ones could get involved – either riding in a stroller or riding their bikes for these workouts.
Don’t worry about it being too much, TCM has created tools to help kids (and their parents) to “take it one mile at a time”. Below are links to some printable schedules and logs.
- PRINTABLE KIDS’ 9-week 5K TRAINING SCHEDULE (Start by July 30th to be ready for the TCM Weekend)
- 12-WEEK TRAINING LOG – Start July 9th.
- 8-WEEK TRAINING LOG – Start August 6th.
- 4-WEEK TRAINING LOG – Start September 3rd..
Twin Cities in Motion will be offering other activities all month long. Follow TCM on your favorite social media to get all the details.
Register to Participate as a Family
After training together for the 5K, you can sign up to participate in 2023. Besides the adult races, their are several family races on September 30th during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Family Saturday held at the Minnesota State Capitol grounds. Whether you want to do a family mile, a half mile, the toddler trot or the diaper dash, there is usually for something for everyone and participants receive family-friendly fitness gear to celebrate finishing the race. Registration opens March 7, 2023.
Beyond the Twin Cities Marathon
Maybe you would like to start running as a family, but want to start a bit smaller? To help with this, we feature races along with other family-friendly sporting events on our Family Sports Page. While this is a rough year for gathering-type events, some races are still happening or going virtual. You can sign up and complete the virtual races on your own.