10 K

MM-10k I&S-2013

Sunday – 10.19.14

7:30 a.m. START at Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus Parking lot.  Finish is downtown on Riverfront Drive near the Verizon Wireless Center

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Registration Limit: 1,200 participants

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The course is certified and USATF sanctioned.

Important Information

Packet pick-up is recommended at the Sport & Health Expo. No race day registration.You are allowed, if necessary, to pick up your packet near the start line at the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus from 6:10 am to 7:15 am. on Sunday.

This race is Champion Chip timed by Final Time. Results will be posted on Final Time and on the results page. You can go to Final Time via www.finaltiming.com. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Mankato Free Press on Monday, October 20 for a listing of race results.

Official time for the marathon will be kept until 2:15 pm. Please email the race director if you feel that you will be unable to complete the marathon in this time period.

Download the Mankato Marathon Map

Headphone Policy

Participants are allowed to use headphones and similar devices at this event, but at their own risk.  With this said, for the safety of all the participants, we strongly encourage a headphone free environment at this race. Participants safety is Final Stretch’s highest priority when managing a race. Therefore, if you are wearing headphones or similar devices during the event, please turn them off or remove them when coming to an intersection that is monitored by police or course marshals. They are trying to make this event safe for you and need to communicate to all participants valuable information. Thank you for your cooperation in advance for making this event a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.


With the tragic events that occurred in Boston, we are taking as many precautionary steps as we can to keep the Mankato Marathon safe for everyone involved.   With that, we have a couple of important things for you the participants to note:

1.     ALL UNNATTENDED BAGS left anywhere on the grounds will be confiscated.

2.     The Runner Bag Drop will be heavily monitored, and all Mayo bags used for the Runner Bag drop are subject to search.

3.     ONLY Mayo bags which participants receive at packet pickup will be allowed into the Runner Bag Drop. 

4.     The Runner Bag Drop is ONLY for 10K, Half and Full Marathon Participants.

We are looking forward to a safe event for everyonee!


10K Age Category Awards:

1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories

14 &  Under
15 – 19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 and up

All 10K finishers receive an official 10K t-shirt.

Race Goodies

Each participant will receive a shirt at registration.

Each participant will receive a race goodie bag with valuable coupons and samples of great products.


Mayo Race BagMarathon, Half Marathon, first runner on Relay Team and 10K runners will be able to check their belongings on race day at the start line. At packet pick up, runners will receive their official Mayo Clinic Health System Drop Bag (same as goodie bag) as well as a bag label which corresponds to your bib number. Before your race attach the bag label to your bag and fill the bag with your warm-up clothes. There will be a bag drop area near the start line to drop your clothes and gear prior to the race.  Items must be in your Mayo Clinic Health System Drop Bag. NO OTHER BAGS ALLOWED. You can pick up your bag in the runner’s corral at the end of your race. You must show your race number to get your gear back.

We ask that no valuable or fragile items be left in your gear. This drop area is for only gear and there is no guarantee on your items. We do not accept responsibility for loss or theft. Any items left unattended at the starting line and/or finish line for the 10K, relay, half or marathon will be picked up and donated to a local charity.



Start Line Logistics

Parking/Shuttle Buses
Runners are required to either get dropped off at the start line at Minnesota State University, Mankato campus OR park in downtown Mankato and take the shuttle buses from the Verizon Wireless Center to the start line. Buses will take people from the Verizon Wireless Center to the start line at Minnesota State University, Mankato from 6:00 to 7:05 a.m. The shuttle buses are for runners only, they will not return to the Verizon Wireless Center after the race begins.

Parking at the finish near the Verizon Wireless Center
There is plenty of parking in the City Center that is around and within walking distance of the Verizon Wireless Center. Parking is also available in nearby parking ramps and on-street parking. Please see the map below to find parking locations that are available to you. Runners and family members will not be allowed access to the downtown parking ramp via the alley. Parking ramp access for runners is allowed only on the south entrance.

Download a map of the City Center parking ramps.

Start Line
The start lines for all races (10K, Relay, Half and Marathon) are located in the parking lots of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus. The parking lots are located on the southwest corner of Stadium Road and Monks Avenue. If you are dropping your runner off, please remember that you will be able to park in these lots on the north half but not on the south half. The actual start lines are in the middle of these lots. All 10K runners will start at 7:30 am. All Relay, Half and Full Marathon runners will start together at 8 am.

Start Line Map

Aid Stations

  • #1 = 2 miles,water, bathroom
  • #2 = 4 miles, water