St. Paul, Minn. – April 19, 2016 – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, April 22 “Finisher Shirt Friday” in the state at the request of Twin Cities In Motion (TCM), organizers of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and a year-round calendar of running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The proclamation, which will be posted on the Governor’s Office website later this week, notes Minnesota residents’ recognized commitment to health and fitness, the coming of spring which finds people showing renewed passion for outdoor fitness activities, and the role event finisher shirts play as badges of honor and symbols of personal achievement in the community.
The Finisher Shirt Friday proclamation spotlights the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon as one of Minnesota’s oldest events, as a highlight of the Minnesota running season for 35 years, uniting participants and spectators alike.
“We welcome the governor’s acknowledgement of race finishers and all they represent through this proclamation,” Twin Cities In Motion executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said. “Runners often see their accomplishments largely as personal triumphs, but individual successes also serve a community-building purpose which we are honored the governor has again recognized and emphasized.”
To participate, Twin Cities In Motion invites runners to:
Wear their favorite finisher shirts on Friday to celebrate and inspire
Share photos via social media, tagging TCM on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #FinisherShirtFriday
Share inspiring finisher stories using the hashtag #Myfinisherstory
New this year, Twin Cities In Motion will award a grand prize complimentary entry to the 2016 Medtronic TC 10 Mile on October 9 to a Finisher Shirt Friday participant who posts using the #FinisherShirtFriday hashtag. The winner of the complimentary entry and winners of other Finisher Shirt Friday drawings will be chosen at random.
Last year’s Finisher Shirt Friday campaign reached more than 150,000 users on social media. For more information visit the Finisher Shirt Friday Facebook event page.
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About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion organizes the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $950,000 annually with its charity partners. For more information, visit us at tcmevents.org, or find us on Facebook and on Twitter @tcmarathon.
Charlie Mahler Breanne Hegg
Media & Communications Manager Marketing & Media Director
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