Marathon & Relay
8:00 a.m. START at Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Race Start Time: 8:00 am at Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus Parking Lot. Finish is downtown on Riverfront Drive near the Verizon Wireless Center.
Registration Limit: 1,500 participants
The course is certified and USATF sanctioned. The marathon race times can be used to qualify for Boston’s Marathon.
Packet pick-up is recommended at the Sport & Health Expo on Saturday. 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
Minnesota Pacers will carry signs to lead groups to the finish line to reach specific goals. Feel free to stop by the Minnesota Pacers booth at the Scheels & Under Armour Sport & Health Expo or at the start line and sign up for free. The Pacers will be handing out pace bands to runners at the expo as well. The Minnesota Pacers Pace Team is comprised of locally talented runners who have been carefully chosen based on their recent successes in marathons. Let them guide you to the finish line on race morning.
Full Marathon pace groups for the following time goals:
Beginning 30 minutes before the race, the official pace team will be lined up at the starting line according to pace. The pacers will make all last minute instructions to their group at the starting line.
Sam Ryder is the MN Pacers Pace Team leader and to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for any pacer related questions or comments from runners.
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.
Each finishing participant will receive a high quality long-sleeve technical shirt. Shirts for the Marathoners are special since they will have a special design with the words FINISHER on them. All marathoners must finish the event to get a shirt. Shirts will be given to marathoners at the end of the run.
Each marathon and relay participant will receive a medal when they cross the finish line.
Marathon, 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.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT SAFETY AND SECURITY
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 everyone!
Overall Awards for Male and Female in the marathon and half marathon will receive a cash prize of the following:
1st Place – $250
2nd Place – $100
3rd Place – $50
Overall winners for the men’s and women’s marathon and half marathon will also receive a trophy, a medal, i-gogs sunglasses and a Mankato Marathon print. If you are an overall cash prize winner, you are not eligible to receive an age category medal. Overall winners are determined by Gun Time and not by Chip Time.
MARATHON Age Category Awards:
1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories
19 & Under
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 and up
Age category winners will receive a medal.
For all Female Teams, All Male Teams and Co-Ed Teams
Overall winners for the Relay will receive a medal and Mankato Marathon Print. Relay runners are not eligible for cash prizes. Overall winners are determined by Gun Time and not by Chip Time.
Starting in 2014, runners who have completed all five consecutive Mankato Marathons are eligible to be in the Mankato Marathon Legacy Runner program.
Legacy Runners will receive a special, unique bib for the 2014 Mankato Marathon, have special acknowledgment in the 2014 Mankato Marathon Activities Guide and on the Mankato Marathon website, and acknowledgment at the 2014 Scheels & Under Armour Sport and Health Expo. Runners who complete the 2014 Mankato Marathon receive a unique clothing item and 2014 Commemorative Print as well.
The Legacy Runners program is limited to runners of the full marathon. To find out more contact Paige Schuette at email@example.com.
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