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2014 Mankato Marathon Video

Tell us your BOLD Story – get a chance for a LIFE-TIME race bib

The Mankato Marathon is looking for bold stories and is offering free race registrations for life for the boldest story. Participants of past Mankato Marathon races or the upcoming 2015 races can submit video stories detailing overcoming a hardship to run a race, an inspiring story of why they started running, or a touching story about why they are running or have ran a Mankato Marathon race.

The top 5 video finalists will be chosen by a committee and the overall winner will be chosen from those top 5 by the most views on YouTube.  The overall Bold Stories winner will receive the grand prize of a lifetime bib. The top five Bold Stories will receive a free race registration for the 2016 Mankato Marathon.  All top 5 video finalists and any video with over 1,000 views will receive a $20 Mankato Marathon merchandise item.

YouTube links of video submissions can be sent to Kathryn at or 507.385.6660.

Deadline to submit a video is August 28, 2015.

Find out more on contest rules & incentives. Go>

October 22, 2011

By: Nicole Borg

It’s hard to know if
there are two hundred people
here or two thousand. The giant
TV screens filled with runners
might make you believe it’s
a million. You can see
the starting line from your place
next to the pacesetter.

You strip off your athletic
pants and jacket—it is cold
now with the sun just up but it
won’t be for long. You turn
on your Garmin and let it place you
in the world—
Mankato, MN.



Beyond the Miles

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 by Mayo Clinic Health System’s Alyssa Baker – Designing your taper to maximize your potential on race day.

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18 Cheer Zones on the Marathon Course

Keep an eye out for a cheer zone nearly every two miles on the marathon course. Cheer zones are meant to inspire marathon runners, pump them up along the route and encourage them to the finish line. Go>

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Voice of the Mankato Marathon

TJ at speaker series 2011TJ from the Minnesota 93 morning show is the Voice of the Mankato Marathon. Running Mantra – “You are stronger than you seem” – Winnie the Pooh. Check out TJ on the microphone during the weekend events of the Mankato Marathon and on the race course.
More about TJ.Go>

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