Visit Mankato Unveils New Mankato Marathon Courses

    March 29th, 2022

    Mankato, Minn. — Visit Mankato has unveiled the new courses for the 13th annual Mankato Marathon scheduled to take place this fall on October 14 and 15. The Mankato Marathon is known as a bold race in an exceptional place, and that comes with a scenic backdrop lined with significant course support and cheering spectators at various locations along the route.

    “As the Mankato Marathon team started planning this year’s event, we listened to our runners’ comments and suggestions as we made changes to the course. We hope the changes will add to the runner’s experience and showcase the beauty of Mankato’s trails and the Minnesota River Valley,” said Joy Leafblad, Sports & Special Events Director for Visit Mankato.

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    The courses will highlight Greater Mankato’s assets along the Minnesota River Valley by taking runners through historic Sibley Park, welcoming neighborhoods, scenic trails and downtown views. The start line will look familiar to participants of the 2021 Mankato Marathon, taking place near the intersection of Poplar and B Streets. It is also in close proximity to where runners will cross the finish line and enjoy the Post Race Party festivities on Front Street.

    The Mankato Marathon’s full and half marathon courses are USATF certified, making the Mankato Marathon one of the last races in Minnesota for runners that are hoping to quality for the Boston Marathon in April 2023.

    Course routes and elevation maps can now be viewed online at MankatoMarathon.com.

    About The 2022 Mankato Marathon:

    On October 14-15, Visit Mankato will host the 13th annual Mankato Marathon. This accredited race is a qualifying event for the prestigious Boston Marathon. The event has continually grown 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 the local destination management organization, 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.