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.

Mayo Clinic Health System, presenting sponsor for the Mankato Marathon, has provided beneficial tips relating to nutrition.
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>
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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2017 Mankato Marathon
10.21.17 & 10.22.17


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

icon_blogThe Mankato Marathon paired up with Mayo Clinic Health System to create a 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 experts.



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Half Marathon
Full Marathon

2015 Course Map. Go>