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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Make the Mankato Marathon Your Weekend Plans

Marathon Fun Family Weekend tile1. It's a fun family weekend
No one has to stay home! From the Diaper Dash to the full marathon, the Mankato Marathon has a race for everyone. In the Expo, children can run wild in the Kidz Zone featuring a rock wall, four bowling lanes, bounce houses and more. Sports organizations and service providers will also be there offering various services to participating runners.


Marathon Kids Races tile2. No training required for kids
If the Expo activities aren't enough, there are several races for children as young as 24 months up to 12 years old. Both the Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash are free of charge and all finishers receive a sticker! Every participant in the KidsK receive an official KidsK medal as well as a t-shirt. All races are very safe courses in the Minnesota State University, Mankato parking lot, with security controlling all traffic.


Mankato Marathon Injury Prevention

You’ve just finished a marathon or other running event; now recovery begins. So, let’s break it down into three different phases.

Mankato Marathon 10k Last Minute Race Tips

The Mankato Marathon 10K race course is by far my favorite 10K I have ever run. It’s a beautiful run through town with a descent down Stoltzman Road. Here are some quick tips for the 10K:

Mankato Marathon Full Marathon Last Minute Race Tips

The spirit of the Marathon is definitely alive in Mankato! The best of humanity comes out during a marathon—you see people doing what seems impossible.

Mankato Marathon Last Minute Race Tips Toddler Trot

Toddler Trot/Diaper Dash
The Diaper Dash and Toddler Trot are a must for the youngest ones. These spectacular races are designed just for all the crawlers and toddlers out there and are great opportunities to teach healthy habits from the start.


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