April 20, 2020
USTA Northern is once again teaming with the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (Twin Cities in Motion) as a charity partner for this year's marathon, taking place virtually this year.
As a charity partner, USTA Northern receives up to six slots for the marathon and up to nine spots for the 10-mile. The 10-mile fills up fast and has a lottery so as a charity partner, USTA Northern bypasses the lottery for a guaranteed spot.
It also creates an opportunity to have the runners fundraise for USTA Northern or other Tennis Charities/nonprofits. USTA Northern would like to offer the opportunity to have one marathon runner and one 10-mile runner fundraise for your organization.
USTA Northern will match your fundraising efforts. Here are the details:
Runners can fundraise for a non-profit tennis organization of their choice or it can go directly to USTA Northern. ADVERTISEMENT The section requires a minimum fundraising amount of $500 and USTA Northern will offer the following match:
Marathon - $100 per mile match - max ($2,600)
10-mile - $100 per mile match- max ($1,000)
5K & 10K – fundraise $500 to receive an Ace drawing ticket for a chance to receive an additional $1,000 towards your tennis charity
Clarification for the 5K and 10K - People can sign up for 5k or 10k with USTA Northern and not meet the $500 minimum fundraising amount but they would not be eligible for the ACE $1k bonus drawing.
Marathon or 10-mile runners fundraising on behalf of a community/school tennis charity have priority registration until May 30. After that time, registration is open to anyone on a first-come, first served basis.
Registration remains open only until the field is filled, so act fast to take advantage of this opportunity.
If you are interested in participating, contact Sandy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the runner(s). Once registered, each runner will create a fundraising page through our site on MightyCause.