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Mankato Marathon: Bold People, Bold Race

10.11.14  MANKATO

It’s a bold race for an exceptional place. And it’s exceptionally bold, strong individuals that take part in the Mankato Marathon, said Visit Mankato’s Anna Thill. Each has their own unique background. “We’ve had so many tremendous stories come out of the marathon,” she said. “People run for so many different reasons. They may be running for their health, to support a cause, for different charities…and when people do that, it inspires others.”

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Mankato Marathon Named Minnesota’s Top Marathon Worth Traveling for by TripAdvisor

By Joe Steck
5.15.14 – Mankato Times

MANKATO – Even though the Mankato Marathon’s inaugural race was in 2010, it has already made its mark and impressed people across the country as the top place to run in Minnesota.

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Thousands of runners, thousands of dollars:

Event drew more than 4,000 runners, raised money for charities

By Josh Moniz
10.21.13 – Mankato Free Press

MANKATO – A massive crowd of tired, sweaty and ultimately proud runners filled the grounds of the Verizon Wireless Center on Sunday for the third annual Mankato Marathon. The event drew more than 4,500 runners this year, double the 2,200 runners that participated in the first year of the event.

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Mankato Marathon gets better each year

10.25.13 – Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — The Mankato Marathon has come a long way in just three years. In the inaugural event in 2010, about 2,000 runners participated. This year more than 4,500 runners participated and the number of races has grown — with even toddlers getting in on the fun in the Diaper Dash. With more runners and events come more visitors and fans, bringing a boost to the local economy.

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News Archives

10.23.14 – Local Runners Compete in Mankato – Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
10.22.14 – Mankato Marathon Charities Program Raises $20,700 – Mankato Times
10.22.14 – Former Three-Sport Athlete Laura Edlund Wins Mankato Marathon Women’s Division – Gustavus Adolphus News
10.21.14 – 80 St. Peterites Make a Run for it in Mankato Marathon – St. Peter Herald
10.19.14 – West Graduates Win Half Marathon – Mankato Free Press

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