MANKATO, Minn. (January 12, 2022) — Registration for the 2022 Mankato Marathon presented by Mayo Clinic Health System opened in January with early bird pricing. Event organizers are working on new courses for 2022 races that include the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Northwestern Mutual 10K, Minnesota Pork Power 5K, and the YMCA KidsK. The Full Marathon courses will also be certified as a Boston Marathon-qualifying race. The Mankato Marathon is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October and this year’s event will take place on October 14-15, 2022.
The Scheels Sport & Health Expo will kick off Marathon weekend at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center on Friday, October 14. Exhibitors will return for a more traditional expo, following a scaled down version of the event the past two years, giving participants an opportunity to interact with a variety of vendors offering information and activities to people picking up race and volunteer information packets. More than 8,000 runners attended the Expo in 2019 and event organizers are optimistic as preparations are underway for 2022.
“We received very good feedback from our participants in 2021, and we are excited to work through changes to the courses and other adjustments for an even better event for 2022,” said Joy Leafblad, Sports and Special Events Director of Visit Mankato. She continued with, “We are fortunate to be able to collaborate with a dedicated taskforce, sponsors, medical partners, Public Safety and countless volunteers to put on the boldest race in the Midwest.”
For more information about runner registration, Expo, Sponsorship, Volunteering, Charity Program and more, visit the Mankato Marathon’s website at visit mankatomarathon.com.
About The 2022 Mankato Marathon:
On October 14-15, Visit Mankato will host the 13th annual Mankato Marathon. This accredited race is a qualifying event for the prestigious Boston Marathon. The event has continually grown to have significant economic impact in the community and already has incredible local sponsorship, with Mayo Clinic Health System leading a long list of area businesses. There are many ways to get involved as a business, runner, volunteer, or spectator. For more information on the 2022 Mankato Marathon visit mankatomarathon.com or call 507-385-6660.
About Visit Mankato:
Visit Mankato, the local the local destination management organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, the downtown development organization, City Center Partnership, and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by actively promoting Greater Mankato as a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism. These activities bring a steady flow of visitors and business activity to Greater Mankato that benefits local residents and future visitors. The work of Visit Mankato helps strengthen the hospitality industry which provides jobs, a diverse tax base and amenities for everyone to enjoy.