The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Mankato Marathon

September 1, 2012

Marathon organizers in search of volunteers

MANKATO — The Mankato Marathon has put out the call for 1,000 volunteers to help with this year’s event.

The Oct. 20-21 race will be held on a Saturday and Sunday this year, a departure from the Friday, Saturday format the first two years of the event.

Volunteers are needed for course marshaling, bicycle medical support, race-bag stuffing and other tasks. Those interested can call 507-385-6660 or email

The Mankato Marathon, produced by the Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau, is projected to attract 5,000 runners this year. The accredited race is also a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

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