“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
Beyond the Miles
The 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.
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>
“Did most of the city come out to cheer?? We have done a good amount of runs and could not believe the crowd support!! Wow! Fantastic!!… We will be back next October!!!’’
– Tami Streich, Sioux Falls
Voice of the Mankato Marathon
TJ 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>