Twin Cities Marathon registration opens today

If you've been toying with the idea of running this year's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, your window of opportunity is officially starting to close. This year race officials bumped up online registration two months earlier than usual--it starts today. Organizers said the reason is to allow runners around the world more time to make travel plans and include the Twin Cities on their schedule.

The marathon will take place October 3, with 11,000 runners expected. The event usually reaches that cap within a month after registration opens. You can find out more information about the race here.