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CaringBridge is Named a Participating Charity for 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

2012 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

CaringBridge, the “caring social network” that connects people who are experiencing a health event with families and friends, has been chosen to be a participating charity for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon scheduled for October, 2013.

Runners can dedicate their Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to raising funds for CaringBridge, to help the nonprofit organization fulfill its mission “to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world.”

CaringBridge provides secure online spaces where people can connect, share and receive support from friends and family with site visits, progress updates, Guestbook messages, Journal entries and more. CaringBridge is available to anyone, anywhere, at no cost. Our funding relies almost exclusively on donations and events like the Twin Cities Marathon.

Running for a Good Cause

“Dedicating a race to CaringBridge provides extra motivation for runners and is a great way to give back to an organization that is important to so many people,” said Susan Umlor, CaringBridge development specialist.

Registration for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is now open. The race, which will run from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul on Sunday, October 6, is limited to 12,200 participants and typically fills by June each year. Its charity program raised $750,000 in 2012 and is aiming for $1 million in 2013.

Join Team CaringBridge Today

If you’re interested in running the 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on behalf of a cause that helps thousands of people daily and directly, please join Team CaringBridge now.

If you can’t run but want to support Team CaringBridge anyway, please donate here.


Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is the nonprofit organization that provides nationally recognized, high quality running events throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM and its charity partners contribute over $750,000 to related causes annually. For more information, visit TCMEvents.org, on Facebook at TwinCitiesInMotion, and follow us on Twitter @tcmarathon.

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About the Author:

Melissa Maggio is the Senior Public Relations Specialist at CaringBridge.

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