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Registration closes on OCTOBER 11 unless race is already filled, whichever is sooner.



Over 1,000 volunteers are needed for this year.  Sign up to help!


Charity Program

Learn more about our 2015 Charity Program and how you can help.

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View routes for all of the 2015 races online now.


Mankato Marathon October 17 & 18

The Mankato Marathon is the Midwest’s boldest race, showcasing a dynamic course and determined runners. This exceptional course features a vast countryside run at the beginning and culminates in the beautiful, yet challenging Minnesota River Valley with Cheer Zones to help you stay motivated.

There’s a race for every runner—a full marathon, relay, half, 10K, 5K, KidsK, Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash. A host of accompanying weekend activities abounds for the whole family. The Mankato Marathon is a USATF certified course, making it a Boston Marathon qualifier. Be bold. Register now for this exceptional race on October 17-18, 2015.


Beyond the Miles

icon_blogThe Mankato Marathon paired up with Mayo Clinic Health System to create a blog that will provide tips for training, nutrition, injury prevention, recovery and other running-related subjects each month from a different Mayo Clinic Health System experts.

Read this month’s post Dr. Stephan Thomé: Champion Runner and Unintentional Marathoner by Mayo Clinic Health System’s Dr. Stephan Thomé, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic Health System.



Get inspired with our Runners’ Stories

Inspiration comes to runners from many avenues–personal goals, health issues, other’s example and tragedy are just a few of the influences.
We are proud that Mankato Marathon runners want to share their stories of boldness.

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About the event owners:

Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by actively promoting Mankato as a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism.

Final Stretch, Inc. is a race management company that has been promoting events in the upper Midwest for 17 years. Final Stretch has a business philosophy of marketing fun, unique, high quality races to the running community.