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Mankato Marathon Looking for 2017 Charity Benefactors

MANKATO, Minn.—In 2016, the Mankato Marathon Charity Program raised nearly $31,000 for local charities. In 2017, the Mankato Marathon is again looking to include five charities. Applications for interested charities are now online at mankatomarathon.com/charity/2017-charities/. Applications are due by December 28, 2016.
Through the Charity Program, five qualifying 501(c)(3) charities will be chosen to participate as Mankato Marathon Charities. Chosen Charities must recruit four Champion Runners who will fundraise on its behalf and run in either the Full Marathon or the Half Marathon. In order for Champion Runners to receive a free registration, they must raise a minimum of $500 for their charity.
In addition to the Champion Runner efforts, the Mankato Marathon will help raise donations for the selected charities by allowing runners to make donations through registrations, both online and on paper registration forms. Charities can benefit through exposure via media, website and other promotional mentions provided by the Mankato Marathon.
Applications for the Mankato Marathon Charities Program are due December 28, 2016. The application will be reviewed by a selection committee and charities will be selected by December 29. The Mankato Marathon looks forward to working with the new Champion Runners to help them meet their goals.
Charities can find an application online at mankatomarathon.com/charity/2017-charities/. Applications should be emailed to jbaumann@visitmankatomn.com or mailed to:
Mankato Marathon 2017 Charity Program
c/o Visit Mankato
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1645
Mankato, MN 56001
For more information about the 2017 charities, visit mankatomarathon.com/charity/2017-charities/. For more information about the Charities Program, contact Joelle Baumann at jbaumann@visitmankatomn.com or 507-385-6679.
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 continuously 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 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.


Anna Thill, President
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1645
Mankato, MN 56001

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