2022 Mankato Marathon Charities Program Seeks New Benefactor

    November 19th, 2021

    MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon is seeking one new benefactor to round out the 2022 Charities Program.

    Interested local charities can find an application at mankatomarathon.com/charities/charities. Applications are due November 22.

    Through the Mankato Marathon Charities Program, five chosen qualifying 501(c)(3) charities recruit up to four Champion Runners who will fundraise on its behalf and run in one of the Mankato Marathon races including the Full Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K. Champion Runners will receive a free race registration and Champion Runner t-shirt with the expectation that they raise a minimum of $500 for his or her respective charity. In 2021, the Mankato Marathon Charity Program raised $12,440 for its five chosen local charities.

    In addition to the Champion Runners’ efforts, the Mankato Marathon helps raise additional donations by allowing runners to make donations through online registrations. Charities can benefit through media and website exposure and other promotional mentions provided by the Mankato Marathon.

    The charity’s application will be reviewed by a selection committee, and charities will be selected and announced prior to race registration opening January 1, 2022.

    For more information about the Mankato Marathon Charities Program, visit mankatomarathon.com/charities/charities.

    About The 2022 Mankato Marathon:

    On the third weekend in October 2022, Visit Mankato will host the thirteenth annual Mankato Marathon. This accredited race is a qualifying event for the prestigious Boston Marathon. 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 2022 Mankato Marathon, visit mankatomarathon.com or call 507-385-6660.

    About Visit Mankato:

    Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, the downtown development organization, City Center Partnership, and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy. 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.