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Mankato Marathon is a Weekend for Everyone

MANKATO, Minn.—More than just great races are planned for the weekend of the eighth annual Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, Oct. 21-22.

The Mankato Marathon weekend schedule is outlined below:

Saturday, Oct. 21
Scheels Sport & Health Expo

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Myers Field House, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic Speaker Series

  • 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. in Myers Field House, MSU, Mankato
    • 12:30 p.m. Anne Harguth, RDN, and Dr. Kristen Steidl, Mayo Clinic Health System
    • 1:30 p.m. Heather Kampf, the University of Minnesota’s most decorated women’s track athlete, children session
    • 2 p.m. Dr. Scott Stevens, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialist at the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic
    • 2:30 p.m. Keynote Heather Kampf: “Getting Back Up After You Fall Down”

Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry Toddler Trot*

  • 1 p.m. at MSU, Mankato

Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry Diaper Dash*

  • 1:10 p.m. at MSU, Mankato

"My Bold Walk*

  • 1:30 p.m. at MSU, Mankato

Mankato Family YMCA KidsK*

  • 2:45 p.m. kids ages seven to 12 at MSU, Mankato
  • 3 p.m. for kids ages six and under at MSU, Mankato

Pork Power 5K*

  • 4 p.m. at MSU, Mankato


Sunday, Oct. 22

Profinium 10K*

  • 7:30 a.m. at MSU, Mankato

Full Marathon, Relay Marathon and Half Marathon*

  • 8 a.m. at MSU, Mankato

Post Race Festivities

  • 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Front Street in the City Center
    • Live music from The Jeremy Poland Band
    • A free beer for runners from Mankato Brewery

*The start line for all races is at MSU, Mankato campus parking lot 21, located on the corner of Warren Street and Stadium Road.

Registration for all Mankato Marathon races ends 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 MSU, Mankato.

For more information about the Mankato Marathon events, visit mankatomarathon.com or pick up a Mankato Marathon Activity Guide at the information booth at the Scheels Sport & Health Expo Oct. 21. 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