MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of runners and spectators will be out this weekend for the 32nd annual Twin Cities Marathon.
More than 28,000 participants will compete in running events Saturday and Sunday. Saturday events at the state Capitol include the TC 10K and the TC 5K Run/Walk.
The 15th annual TC 10 Mile — which starts in downtown Minneapolis and finishes at the state Capitol — kicks off Sunday racing at 7 a.m. Marathon runners will start at 8 a.m. at the Metrodome and head for St. Paul to finish at the Capitol. The wheelchair start is at 7:55 a.m.
Drivers should take alternate routes to avoid closed streets. No traffic will be allowed while runners are on the course.
Rain is in the forecast Sunday, with highs in the low 50s.
Lynn Anderson owns Totally Driven in Edina and said, “you don’t want to be running a lot of miles if you’ve never run before.”
Anderson, a personal trainer and golf coach, said it’s common sense, but a lot of people tend to over do it when starting out.
“Running is hard on your joints, so if there are joint issues, you might want to try a non-weight bearing sport, such as swimming,” she said.
However, Anderson encourages everyone to do more, to move their bodies.
“Instead of taking the elevator, take stairs, park a little farther from the door of a building,” she said. “And during lunch, use part of the time for a walk.”