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Mankato Marathon Online Registration Closing Oct. 20

MANKATO, Minn.—Online registration for the eighth annual Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, will close Oct. 20.

For any races that are not completely full, race registration will reopen from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Scheels Sport & Health Expo in Myers Field House at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The half marathon is currently 76 percent full, and full marathon registrations are up 17 percent over 2016.

“The Mankato Marathon is a welcoming event for all types of runners with a race for everyone,” said Anna Thill, president of Visit Mankato. “This is truly a life-changing event for many people. Some started as a volunteer and are now running the full marathon. Some children started in the KidsK and are now running alongside the adults in the longer runs. We are proud to provide such a great community event that encourages people to get active and creates a feeling of true accomplishment when they cross the finish line.”

To register for a race before Oct. 20, visit mankatomarathon.com.

For more information about the Mankato Marathon, visit mankatomarathon.com. The eighth annual Mankato Marathon is Oct. 21-22.


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