TheBibRave100 winner 2017 Accolade:
The Mankato Half Marathon was named to The BibRave 100: A Definitive List of the Best Races in America in November 2017. The race is listed among the Top 20 Half Marathons and Top 10 Beautiful On-Course Scenery in the country. 



This half marathon is known for the support athletes get on the course, including cheer teams, the Sports Psych Team, spectators and water stops. You and your friends will enjoy the run! The course is spectacular - starting at the MSU parking lots, you’ll head south on Monks Street until for about 3 miles (with your own police escort to ensure the roads are clear). At the intersection of Monks and Hwy 90, Half Marathoners take a right while the Marathoners take a left. After taking a right onto Hwy 90, you will go about 2 miles and then it is mostly a downhill run from here.  

The breathtaking view at mile 5 gives you a preview of the next mile of the course.  Your next 5 miles will be on some of the most beautiful paved trails Mankato has to offer. At mile 9.5 you will come out onto Riverfront Drive and back into the city.  From here you will go through Riverfront Park which is landmark of Mankato along the Minnesota River.  Once through the park you come back onto Riverfront Drive and then onto Front Street where the finish line awaits you. Each finisher will receive a medal and partake in one of the best post-race areas Minnesota has to offer, complete with food, music, messages, vendors, personal photos, and kids activities for the young and the young at heart.

fourfriendshalfRace Awards:
Overall Awards for Male and Female in the Marathon and Half Marathon will receive the following cash prize:

1st Place – $250
2nd Place – $100
3rd Place – $50

Overall winners for the Marathon and Half Marathon will also receive a trophy and medal. If you are an overall cash prize winner, you are not eligible to receive an age category medal. Overall winners are determined by Gun Time and not by Chip Time.


HALF MARATHON Age Category Awards:

1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories

19 and under
70 and up

Age category winners will receive a medal.

All runners will receive a technical shirt and medal.

Race Swag:
New designs coming for 2018!

Shirt Exchange:
You can exchange shirt sizes after the race at the finish line. Shirt exchange is also available at the Visit Mankato office (12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1645, Mankato) starting the Tuesday after the Marathon. Price for shipping an exchanged shirt is $5.


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