Inspiration comes to runners from many avenues–personal goals, health issues, other’s example and tragedy are just a few of the influences.
Every runner has their own story, and the Mankato Marathon wants to hear about them. Share your story for a chance to win a free lifetime Mankato Marathon race bib for the boldest story.
“I’m one of the people featured in the 2014 Mankato Marathon promotional videos. The (Dan Abraham Healthy Living center) staff are really pumped. One of the fitness instructors has been considering training for her first half marathon, and after seeing the video, she was so inspired by the story that it put it over the edge and she’s going for it.”
– Rebecca Williams, Mayo Clinic Health System
2014 Mankato Marathon Video
“Thanks for another great race!! This past year was my fourth year running during the Mankato Marathon weekend. The half is great, beautiful and sometimes challenging course. You can really get lost in the fall colors, until some of the hills come up and bring you back to reality… The race is incredibly well run. I still remember running the 10k my first year, which was your second year hosting the race and being super impressed with how smoothly everything went considering it was a young race. It truly is my favorite race of the year!’’
– Patti Radford, 4 time Mankato Marathoner