The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon was started in 1982 and was an instant hit. It's since been called, "The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America", and it strives to live up to its moniker. It is planned and executed by Twin Cities in Motion, and it occurs in October every year. The marathon starts near the US Bank Stadium in Downtown Minneapolis and ends at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Thousands of people participate every year, and everyone who finishes receives a medal that is not revealed until after the marathon concludes. It is a highly-anticipated marathon that attracts runners from around the country.