Final Stretch is excited to announce the creation of a new half marathon in the city of Mankato. We have for the past number of years put on the Mankato Marathon and felt it was time to put on a sister event in the spring to get everyone up and out the door. We are also very excited to have Scheels as the title sponsor for this event.
Get your legs off to a good start this spring by warming up with a 5K or your first half marathon. We are keeping you up on the hill top so there will be no BIG hills. We have also incorporated the Singing Hills Trail into the course (for the half marathons). The Singing Hills Trail is a beautiful part of the course and a significant landmark for Mankato. We’re looking forward to a great race. We hope you love it as much and we do!
Please note: We welcome athletes of all abilities, however the course cut-off is 3.5 hours; all participants will need to be finished and off the course by 12:00pm.
6:30am - Race registration and packet pick-up begins
7:30am - Registration and packet pick-up closes
7:30am - Half marathon start line opens
8:15am - Half marathon race director meeting at half marathon start line
8:30am - Half marathon starts
8:45am - 5K race director meeting at 5K start line
9:00am - 5K starts
9:20am - Post race festivities begin
10:30am - 5K awards ceremony
11:15am - Half marathon awards ceremony
12:15pm - Post race festivities conclude
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Race Awards & Finisher Medals:
Every runner who finishes either the 5k or the half marathon will receive a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each age category: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up. Additionally, awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female half marathon finishers. The top overall male and female 5k finisher will also receive an award. The award ceremony will begin after the race concludes. Must be present to win.
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