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Registration Sale!

Register early and save big now till August 31!



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Charity Program

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

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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 new 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 expert.

Read this month’s post about heatstroke prevention by Mayo Clinic Health System’s Katy Anthony, a physician assistant practicing family medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in La Crescent.



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.