The spark of life happens
in Minneapolis, October 4 - 6, 2013
The Global Heroes program is a cooperative effort between Twin Cities in Motion, the organizers of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, and Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology.
The Global Heroes program recognizes runners from around the world who have a medical device to treat conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain and spinal and neurological disorders.
Both events take place Sunday, October 6, 2013. Global Hero team members arrive on Thursday, October 3 and can depart October 6 or October 7.
Known as The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend is a three-day celebration of fitness that includes the Medtronic TC Family Events, TC 5K, TC 10K, Medtronic TC 10 Mile, and the marathon. Visit https://www.tcmevents.org/ for more information.
The application must be received electronically by midnight on April 26, 2013 to be considered for the 2013 Global Heroes program.
No. Please apply via our online application. Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Global Heroes will be notified via email or mail no later than June 3, 2013.
No. All runners with eligible medical devices are welcome to apply with no restriction on manufacturer.
See Medtronic Global Heroes guidelines for details.
No. We welcome applications from runners across the globe.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Runners with eligible devices or conditions must consult with a physician who deems you medically fit to participate in the race (certification of physician approval to participate must be presented if runner is selected for the Global Heroes program).
No. Medtronic and Twin Cities in Motion employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.
No. Previous Medtronic Global Heroes are not eligible to apply again.
Please contact us via email with any additional Medtronic Global Heroes questions.