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Mankato Marathon seeks artist for the 2014 Commemorative Print

4.23.14 MANKATO, MN ― The Mankato Marathon is offering $500 as a commission for the completion of the commemorative poster design for the fifth annual Mankato Marathon on October 19. The Marathon Merchandise Committee is looking specifically for a visual concept that represents the fifth anniversary of the Mankato Marathon.

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Lake Elmo man, 72, to run 75th marathon in Mankato, Minn.

By Paul Blume
10.13.13 – Fox 9 News

LAKE ELMO - Neither age nor cancer can slow down Don Wright, a 72-year-old running enthusiast from Lake Elmo, Minn., who plans to run his 75th marathon in Mankato this upcoming weekend. When asked where his passion for running came from, Wright has a simple answer.
“Right now, it comes from the fact that I can,” he stated.

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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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