The Mankato Marathon is the Midwest’s boldest race, showcasing a dynamic course and determined runners. This exceptional course features a vast countryside run at the beginning and culminates in the beautiful, yet challenging Minnesota River Valley with Cheer Zones to help you stay motivated.

There’s a race for every runner—a full marathon, relay, half, 10K, 5K, KidsK, Toddler Trot, Diaper Dash and My Bold Walk. A host of accompanying weekend activities abounds for the whole family. The Mankato Marathon is a certified course, making it a Boston Marathon qualifier. Be bold. Stay tuned to register for this exceptional race October 21-22, 2017.

Two-Race Discount:
We’ll give you $10 off the 5K on Saturday if you run one of the races on Sunday too! Register for one of your races and then email or call (507) 664-9438 to get your Two-Race discount code before registering for your second event!

Corporate Discount:
Join together a group of your co-workers and save money on registration. We will give $5 discounts per person for companies who have 10 or more runners. Corporate groups must register all runners at the same time. Our online registration will automatically apply the corporate discount during the registration process.

We also encourage companies to purchase company shirts for their teams. It’s a great way to promote your company – you will be seen as a community partner, a supportive employer, and an organization that cares about employee health.

If you have questions about signing up a corporate running group email or call (507) 664-9438 for more information.

Military Discount:
We are happy to support those who protect us. That’s why we offer $5 off any race registration to those in the military. To receive a military discount send an email to or call (507) 664-9438. You will need to show your military ID when picking up your race packet.

Event fees are non-refundable and cannot be transfered to next year's race.

Registration Fees

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Bold Walk Closed

My Bold Walk is a one-mile walk for individuals that typically cannot participate in races due to a chronic disease or disability, but are looking to get involved in a supported event. This walk is all about you and your journey. You decide how long you want to walk the one-mile loop course located at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Rest stations are available every 300 feet and students from the Department of Human Performance are available to help you on your walk. Families are also encouraged to participate. We are proud to be the only race in the nation to provide this opportunity and will do our best to accommodate the needs of all participants. This race includes a t-shirt, bib, and medal!

Event Schedule

  • October 21 11:00 AM CDT - Scheels Sport and Health Expo

  • October 21 1:00 PM CDT - Toddler Trot / Diaper Dash Start

  • October 21 1:30 PM CDT - My Bold Walk Start

  • October 21 2:30 PM CDT - Kids K Start

  • October 21 4:00 PM CDT - 5K Start

  • October 22 7:30 AM CDT - 10k Start

  • October 22 8:00 AM CDT - Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Mankato, MN, United States

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