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Mankato Marathon Volunteers Opportunities

MANKATO, Minn—More than 1,000 volunteers are needed for the 2017 Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, to make the weekend run smoothly for the anticipated 5,000 runners.

There are many ways to volunteer including handing out water at a water stop, interacting with people in the Kidz Zone and marshaling along the course. 

Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt, snacks and gloves from MTU Onsite Energy, the official volunteer sponsor for the Mankato Marathon.

The Mankato Marathon is October 21 and 22, 2017.

To become a Mankato Marathon volunteer, sign up online at mankatomarathon.com/volunteer/volunteer. With questions, contact Visit Mankato’s Special Events Manager Joelle Baumann at 507-385-6679 or at jbaumann@visitmankatomn.com


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, runners, 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. 

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