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Twin Cities In Motion Provides 10 Entries to Medtronic TC 10 Mile for Team USA Minnesota Fundraiser; Heather Kampf, Danny Docherty to Race this Weekend

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 1, 2017 - Twin Cities In Motion, a gold sponsor of Team USA Minnesota, is providing the distance running training group with 10 entries to the Medtronic TC 10 Mile to use as a fundraiser.  The sold-out race is set for Sunday, Oct. 1, and runners would have until Aug. 25 to still register through this late entry fundraiser.

 

Runners who are interested in obtaining one of the 10 entries for the 10 Mile should send an e-mail to Patricia Goodwin at pfgoodwin@teamusaminnesota.org.  A contribution of $250 per entry would be made to Team USA Minnesota, which is a 501c3 nonprofit.  Runners who make the donation will then be sent a link so they can register online for the 2017 race.  No additional fees will be required and the donation is tax deductible.

"We appreciate TCM giving us the opportunity to provide runners who weren't selected in the 10 mile drawing a chance to still line up for this race," said Goodwin, who is president and founder of Team USA Minnesota. "Plus the funds we raise through this effort help support our distance runners who are training for national, international and Olympic competitions from the 1500 meters up through the marathon - on the roads, track and in cross country."

Upcoming Races and Results

Heather Kampf will next compete at the Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, N.C., on Aug. 4 in the women's elite mile.  The outdoor track mile will be held at Meredith College under the lights with the women's event starting at 9:05 p.m. (Eastern time). Kampf, who most recently placed fourth in the Liberty Mile on July 28, has a best of 4:27.23 in the distance.

Also on the East Coast, Danny Docherty will be among the competitors in the TD Beach to Beacon 10k which will be held in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on Aug. 5.  This is the 20th running of the race which attracts over 6,500 runners and starts at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern).  Docherty has a best of 29:49 in the road 10k.

At the USATF 7 Mile Championships held in conjunction with the Quad-City Times Bix 7 Mile on July 29, Kevin Lewis was 13th in 34:41 (previous best was 34:54) and Danny Docherty was 15th in 35:18.

About Team USA Minnesota

Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training group is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians.  The athletes are coached by Chris Lundstrom.  Team USA Minnesota's gold sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion.  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation, the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.  For more information, visit the team's web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.

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Contact:  Pat Goodwin, 952-454-8876, pfgoodwin@teamusaminnesota.org

 

 

 

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