Training

It’s well known that training for a marathon involves more than just a pair of good running shoes and determination.  A successful training program takes into account the entire runner – mind, body and soul.

EAT RIGHT
Mayo Clinic Health System, presenting sponsor for the Mankato Marathon, has provided beneficial tips relating to nutrition.
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TRAIN RIGHT
The Mankato YMCA, official sponsor of the KidsK, has provided tips for the physical side of training. The Y knows that a running schedule is a big piece of training for a marathon, but that the body also needs cross-training. Go>
THINK RIGHT
Have you ever heard the expression that the brain is the most important piece of running equipment you have?  That’s why the Mankato Marathon has added a Sport Psych Team to help runners before and during the marathon. Go>

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We hope you enjoyed the 2013 Mankato Marathon! Come back and join us next year for the Fifth Annual Mankato Marathon.

2014 Mankato Marathon
10.18.14 & 10.19.14

 

Get inspired with our Runners’ Stories

Inspiration comes to runners from many avenues–personal goals, health issues, other’s example and tragedy are just a few of the influences.
We are proud that Mankato Marathon runners want to share their stories of boldness.

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Beyond the Miles

BlogThe Mankato Marathon paired up with Mayo Clinic Health System to create a new 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 expert.

Read this month’s post by Mayo Clinic Health System patient Don Wright  — Running 75th Marathon in Mankato.

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Course

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10k
Half Marathon
Full Marathon

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