If you’re looking for a fall marathon that’s the caliber of a big city race without the challenging logistics of the World Marathon Majors, be sure to consider the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
On the podcast this week I have Twin Cities Marathon race director, Eli Asch. Eli came to Twin Cities with extensive experience as the Director of Race Operations for the California International Marathon, as well as the Logistics and Operations Manager for the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. He earned a BA at Whitman College where he was captain of the cross-country team, and received his MBA in Sports Business from San Diego State University.
My conversation with Eli delves into all the important details of the Twin Cities Marathon. Whether you’re racing it this year or considering it for 2024, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of the race, including:
- What makes Twin Cities such a unique race
- Pre-race logistics and the best options for hotel locations
- Course specifics to plan your best race
- How to tackle the most challenging section of the course
- The extensive pace group selections for runners
- The best way to navigate race amenities beyond the finish line
If you're in the final stages of preparing for Twin Cities, then have an amazing race! If not, this discussion will give you excellent feedback on what to consider when choosing your next marathon.
Links & Resources from the Show:
- Learn more about the Twin Cities Marathon
- Follow the Twin Cities Marathon on Instagram and Facebook
- Listen to my previous episode with Eli on directing big races
- Want to PR your next marathon?
- Read more about planning your next marathon breakthrough
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