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Expect Minor Traffic Disruptions for Mankato Marathon Weekend

MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is Sunday, and there will be some minor traffic disruptions in Mankato until early afternoon.

Watch for the following roads and intersections:

  • Monks Avenue and Stadium Road - from 7:25 to 8:20 am
  • Monks Avenue from Stadium Road to County Road 90 - 7:25 to 8:40 am
  • Traffic congestion at Victory Drive and County Road 82 - 8:50 to 10:25 am
  • Stadium Road closed from State Highway 22 to Victory Drive - 8:30 to 10:30 am
  • Traffic congestion at State Highway 22 and Stadium Road - 8:50 to 10:30 am
  • Traffic congestion at State Highway 22 and County Road 90 - 8:15 to 9:15 am
  • Major traffic congestion on Stadium Road from Monks Avenue to Victory Drive - 9 to 11 am
  • One lane closed on Victory Drive from Balcerzak Drive to County Road 82 - 6 to 11 am
  • One lane closed on Balcerzak Drive from Monks Avenue to Victory Drive - 6 to 11 am
  • Traffic congestion on Blue Earth Street at the Red Jacket Trail - 8:40 am to 1:30 pm
  • Poplar Street closed from Riverfront Drive to Sibley Road - 4 am to 2:30 pm
  • Riverfront Drive closed from Poplar Street to Front Street - 4 am to 2:30 pm
  • Sibley Parkway closed from Mound Avenue to Poplar Street - 4 am to 2:30 pm
  • Front Street closed from Riverfront Drive to Cherry Street - 4 am to 3:30 pm

View and download the Mankato Marathon traffic restriction map.

The Mankato Marathon website offers a full map of the course and schedule of events so runners and spectators can plan around the affected areas. The Mankato Marathon organizers apologize for any inconvenience caused by the traffic delays.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Bongers, the Mankato Marathon race director, at 507-664-9438 or at mbongers@finalstretch.com.

For more information about the Mankato Marathon, visit mankatomarathon.com. The eighth annual Mankato Marathon is Saturday and Sunday.


About the 2017 Mankato Marathon:
On October 21-22, 2017 Visit Mankato and Final Stretch will host the eighth annual Mankato Marathon. This accredited race is a qualifying event for the prestigious Boston Marathon and is projected to have an eighth-year attendance of 5,000 runners. The event will continually grow 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 2017 Mankato Marathon visit mankatomarathon.com or call 507-385-6660.


About Visit Mankato:
Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau is an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, and downtown development organization, City Center Partnership. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by activity 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.


About Final Stretch, Inc.:
Final Stretch Inc. is a race management company that has been promoting events in the upper Midwest since 1995. The company is managed by Mark Bongers, who took over ownership of the company in 2002. Final Stretch has a business philosophy of marketing fun, unique, high-quality races to the running community. Final Stretch’s experience and quality management processes combine with each race’s “community feel” to provide runners with an experience different than any other events. It continuously looks for new events to complement the current events at Final Stretch. Additionally, Final Stretch continues to improve the service provided to each runner in order to ensure every participant can say, “Today was a great day to run and I had a fabulous time!”

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership