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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome..................................................................... 3 Schedule of Events.................................................... 4 Sponsors.................................................................... 7 Sport & Health Expo.................................................. 9 Speaker Series......................................................... 10 Kidz Zone................................................................. 11 Toddler Trot & Diaper Dash.................................... 12 KidsK........................................................................ 13 5K.............................................................................. 14 Information Booth................................................... 15 Marathon Merchandise........................................... 15 Mankato Marathon Print......................................... 16 Photography............................................................ 16 10K............................................................................ 17 Full, Relay & Half Marathon.................................... 18 Charity Programs.................................................... 19 Legacy Runners....................................................... 20 Course Map.............................................................. 21 Start Line Map......................................................... 23 Pacing Assistance, Bag Check, Lost & Found..... 24 Runner Safety & Security . ..................................... 25 Rules of the Road & Headphone Policy ............... 26 Traffic Flow............................................................... 27 Parking at the Finish Line....................................... 28 Sport Psych Team.................................................... 29 Cheer Teams............................................................ 29 Tips & Cheers for Spectators................................. 31 Great Viewing Spots................................................ 32 Checking Race Results........................................... 33 Awards Categories.................................................. 34 Post Race Festivities............................................... 35 Race Goodies.......................................................... 35 Photos provided by

History...................................................................... 37 Volunteer Thank You............................................... 39 Save the Date........................................................... 40 mankatomarathon.com

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WELCOME Welcome runners, spectators and volunteers. We are so glad you have come out to participate in the Fifth Annual Mankato Marathon. Bringing this exciting event to the Greater Mankato community is possible due to the many people and organizations who contributed to make this event a reality. Our greatest hope is that you enjoy this event and will want to return year after year.

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We are proud Mankato is the host of this event because it truly is a scenic and welcoming community. You will find you are surrounded by beauty and hospitality everywhere you go. We invite you to take advantage of the amenities throughout the community including our variety of restaurants and entertainment options, fun kids activities, extensive parks and trails and many attractions. Find out more at www.visitmankatomn.com. In addition to all of the races included in the Mankato Marathon weekend we also have several fun activities planned including the Sport & Health Expo, the Speaker Series & Kidz Zone. There will also be plenty of post-race festivities following the races. Take a look through the Activities Guide to see what we have in store for you. Thank you again for participating and have a wonderful time!

Mark Bongers, CEO, Final Stretch, Inc. Anna Thill, President, Visit Mankato

About the Event Owners About Final Stretch, Inc.

Final Stretch, Inc. is a race management company that has been promoting events in the upper Midwest for 17 years. The company is managed by Mark Bongers, who took over ownership of the company in 2002. Final Stretch has a business philosophy of marketing fun, unique, high quality races to the running community. Final Stretch’s experience and quality management processes combine with each race’s “community feel” to provide runners with an experience different than any other events. We are continuously looking for new events to compliment our current events at Final Stretch. Additionally, Final Stretch continues to improve the service provided to each runner in order to ensure every participant can say, “Today was a great day to run and I had a fabulous time!” www.finalstretch.com

about Visit Mankato

Visit Mankato, LLC, the local Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a limited Liability Corporation of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Mankato by actively promoting Mankato as a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism. These activities bring a steady flow of visitors and business activity to Mankato that benefits local residents and future visitors. The work of Visit Mankato helps strengthen the hospitality industry which provides jobs, a diverse tax base and amenities for everyone to enjoy. www.visitmankatomn.com 3

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SChEDULE of events Saturday, Oct. 18 11:00 am -7:00 pm

Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU-M), Myers Field House

• Packet pick-up for pre-registered runners. All runners are encouraged to pick-up packets at the Expo. KidsK and 5K packet pick-up are also at the Expo. • Registration for the KidsK (if race is not full) between 11:00-2:00 pm. • Registration for 5K (if race is not full) between 11:00-3:30 pm • Registration for 10K, Relay, Half Marathon and Marathon (for races that are not filled) 11:00-7:00 pm. No registration on race day!

1:00 and 1:10 pm

Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry Toddler Trot & Diaper Dash MSU-M, Myers Field House • 1:00 pm Toddler Trot • 1:10 pm Diaper Dash

1:30-7:00 pm

Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic Speaker Series MSU-M, Myers Field House • Featuring Dick Beardsley

2:30 and 2:45 pm

YMCA KidsK

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• 2:15 pm All kids line up at the starting line • 2:30 pm Race begins for kids ages 7-12 • 2:45 pm Race begins for kids ages 6 and under

Pork Power 5K 4:00 pm MSU-M Parking Lot 21

• 4:00 pm Race begins • 5:15 pm Race Awards during OFC Speaker Series at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo

Sunday, Oct. 19 6:00-7:05 am 6:10-7:15 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 9:30 am 11:15 am 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 2:30 pm

Bus transportation is from the parking lot across from US Bank on the corner of 2nd and Hickory Street, to MSU-M parking lots along Stadium road. Buses do not return to the start. Packet pick-up at MSU-M Parking Lot 21. Please pick up at Expo if possible. No race day registration. I+S Group 10K Race START at its own START line Marathon, Relay and Half Marathon START Post Race festivities begin in front of the Verizon Wireless Center I+S Group 10K Awards Ceremony Half Marathon Awards Ceremony Marathon and Relay Marathon Awards Ceremony Official timing for races concludes Post Race Festivities conclude. See you next year!!

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Congratulations! Mayo Clinic Health System is proud to honor all of this year’s participants. We salute your achievements as well as your commitment to your health and well-being.

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Mayo Clinic Health System offers comprehensive, individualized care to every member of your family. Our multidisciplinary team of experts treats each patient as a whole person, caring for emotional, mental and physical needs.

Call 1-877-412-7575 (toll-free) to schedule your appointment. mayoclinichealthsystem.org


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sports & Health expo SAturday, 10.18.14

11:00-7:00 PM Myers Field House Minnesota State University, Mankato The Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo is home base for all pre-marathon action. This Expo is the place for packet pick-up, shopping, expo booths, Toddler Trot & Diaper Dash, the Kidz Zone, and the Speaker Series. There will be many exhibitors ranging from sporting goods to specialty items and sports organizations to service providers. It is sure to be worth your while whether you are a runner or a spectator on Mankato Marathon weekend. Directions to Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found on the course map on pages 21 & 22.

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SPEAKER SERIES SAturday, 10.18.14

11:30-7:00 PM Myers Field House Minnesota State University, Mankato Dick Beardsley

Staying the Course 6:00 pm Dick Beardsley is a bestselling author and champion – in running and life. Although his competitive running career as an elite athlete ended in 1988, Dick is still the first fastest American born runner in the marathon distance. This Minnesota-born hero’s life stories will sober and inspire you. He will bring you to laughter, tears, the pinnacle, the bottom, and back up again. Take a walk through his exciting highs and dark valley of despair and through the anguish to that great light of hope and redemption. After hearing Dicks’ story you will leave knowing that anything is possible, despite any roadblocks. With perseverance and courage, you will know you can take the next step when you don’t think that you can or have it in you. You will leave with the ability to believe in yourself and embrace life’s challenges. Learn more about Dick at www.dickbeardsley.com. You won’t want to miss the experts at the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic Speaker Series. You will find the topics to be targeted, relevant and helpful. 11:30 pm

John Jakovich, D.O. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic Health System Common Kee Pain: Prevention Tips for Runners

4:30 pm

Legacy Runner Recognition

4:45 pm

Bold Story Recognition

5:00 pm

Recognition of Charity/Champion Runners

5:15 pm

5K Awards Ceremony

5:30 pm

Dr. Scott Stevens, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialist from Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic and Andrew Lundquist, a podiatrist at the Mankato Clinic, Debate about Minimalist vs. Cushioned Running

6:00 pm

Dick Beardsley Staying the Course

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kidz zone The Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry Kidz Zone is located at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo in Myers Field House. There will be games, activities and the MSU Climbing Wall. Parents must accompany kids in the Kidz Zone.

WOW Zone Bowling and Mini Golf Come test your skills in bowling and mini golf. The WOW Zone will be offering six lanes of bowling and two mini golf practice courses. How many strikes can you get? How about a hole-in-one?

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, BentRiver Outfitters, and Discovery Chiropractic Come join in the fun with your family and participate in activities that get kids hands-on with art, the elements and help develop critical thinking skills.

MSU-M Adventure Education Program Come climb the MSU-M indoor Climbing Wall! Take on the challenge of the wall, complete with areas for beginners all the way through routes that challenge experienced climbers. This wall is not just for kids, it is a great family or adult activity.

HIGH ENERGY BOLD FLAVORS UNFORGETTABLE DINING EXPERIENCE

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Toddler Trot & Diaper Dash SAturday, 10.18.14

1:00 PM Myers Field House Minnesota State University Mankato • 11:00 – 1:00 pm Registration & packet pick-up at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo • 1:00 pm – Toddler Trot begins (ages 2-5 years old) • 1:10 pm – Diaper Dash begins (up to 24 months) Start them while they are young. These free races offer a 50 yard dash for toddlers (ages 2-5 years) and 10 yard crawl for babies (up to 24 months). Both races will take place in the Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry Kidz Zone at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo. This is not a timed event-it’s just for fun.

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KidsK SAturday, 10.18.14 2:30 pm start

START and Finish on MSU-M Campus Parking Lot 21 The YMCA KidsK is an athletic event not to be missed. The KidsK is open to all youth. Kids can come early and get their face painted, hair colored and participate in an arts and craft activity before the race. Kids can also get involved in some fun warm up exercises. Young participants will run under the official marathon gantry just like the adults on Sunday’s run. This is a fun run. A clock will be at the finish, but no times will be recorded. All runners will receive a t-shirt and a YMCA KidsK medal. Race is limited to 400 participants.

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• 11:00-2:00 pm Registration and packet pick-up at Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo • 2:15 pm Pre-race line up and YMCA warm-up activity • 2:30 pm Race begins for kids ages 7-12 • 2:45 pm Race begins for kids ages 6 and under

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5K Pork Power

SAturday, 10.18.14 4:00 pm start

Start and finish on MSU-M Campus Parking Lot 21.

• 11:00-3:30 pm registration and packet pick-up at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo • 4:00 pm Race begins • 5:15 pm Race Awards during the OFC Speaker Series at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo There will be no bag drop for the 5K event. Please leave your clothing in your car or with a friend or family member. This race is Champion Chip timed by Final Time. Results will be posted on Final Time and on the Mankato Marathon website. All runners will receive a t-shirt and medal. You can go to Final Time via www.finaltiming.com. The course is not certified.

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information booth Find information about the weekend events and the Mankato community from the Visit Mankato staff at the Mankato Marathon Information Booth. • Marathon related information • Coupons & maps for Mankato • Information about the owners of the Mankato Marathon: Visit Mankato and Final Stretch, Inc. The booth is located at the entrance of the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo on Saturday and at the finish line on Sunday.

Mankato Marathon merchandise The Mankato Marathon Merchandise Booth is the only location where Mankato Marathon items are sold. Shoppers will find apparel, marathon glasses, the 2014 commemorative poster and sales on the previous year’s merchandise. Find this booth toward the back of the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo near packet pick-up on Saturday and near the finish line on Sunday.

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MANKATO MARATHON PRINT The 2014 Mankato Marathon print was designed by artist Chris Sell who also designed the 2012 print. Sell was inspired to design the 5th Annual Mankato Marathon print because he feels the race is one of the most respected athletic and family-oriented events in the state. “In only five years it has grown into a city wide celebration,” he said. The design was meant to pay tribute to not only the athletes that compete but the organizers and businesses that spend months preparing and hosting the event. The design incorporates fall colors and presents the word “Strive” boldly on top. “Not only do athletes strive to meet their personal goals, but the organizer and city official strive to present the best event for the athletes and their families,” Sell said. In the middle of the print you will notice a runner’s hand holding the coveted Mankato Marathon medal that all participants strive to obtain. The medal is the center of the Mankato Marathon experience. It represents the months of hard work and sacrifice. A beautiful autumn scenery lays below the hand to represent the gorgeous landscape the runners will see on that October day. The textural elements for the design were taken from photos of landmarks in Mankato like the limestone walls from the City Center area and the street along the final stretch for the runners. “I think the design is both bold and exciting, just like the athletes that compete,” Sell said. Sell grew up in Mantorville, Minnesota and is the Technologist for Cardiology and Interventional Radiology at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato. Sell practices the noble art of kendo and dabbles in graphic design. The 2014 Mankato Marathon Print is available for sale at the Mankato Marathon Merchandise booth on Saturday & Sunday. For more information contact Visit Mankato at 507.385.6660.

race photography SPX Sports, a division of Quality 1 Hr Foto, is Minnesota’s premier event photographer, specializing in sports of all kinds. They have partnered with the Mankato Marathon to shoot photos from land and air of each running event from start to finish. Look for the booth at the Post Race Area to get an official Mankato Marathon photo of yourself with a Mankato Marathon backdrop. SPX Sports, will provide specialty products at the event and afterward online. Be sure to get your photo taken of you at the finish line! You can find more information about SPX Sports, and where to order photos at www.spxsports.com. There is a link to the site on the Mankato Marathon website at www.mankatomarathon.com.

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10K Sunday, 10.19.2014 7:30 am START

MSU-M Parking Lot 21

FINISH at Verizon Wireless Center Please refer to the course map on pages 21 and 22. Packet pick up is recommended on Saturday from 11:00 - 7:00 pm at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo located in Myers Field House on the MSU-M Campus. You are allowed, if necessary, to pick up your packet near the START line at the MSU-M Parking Lot from 6:10 - 7:15 am. This race is Championchip timed by Final Time. Results will be posted on Final Time and Mankato Marathon websites. You can go to Final Time via www.finaltiming.com. The course is USATF certified and sanctioned. Please refer to the schedule on page 4. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Mankato Free Press on Monday, October 20 for a listing of race results.

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FULL, RELAY & HALF Sunday, 10.19.2014 8:00 am START MSU-M Parking Lot 21

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FINISH at Verizon Wireless Center Please refer to the course map on pages 21 and 22. Packet pick up is recommended on Saturday from 11:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo located in Myers Field House on the MSU-M Campus. You are allowed, if necessary, to pick up your packet near the START line at the MSU-M Parking Lot from 6:10 am to 7:15 am. No race day registration. Please refer to the schedule on page 4. The course is certified and USTAF sanctioned. Your marathon race time can be used to qualify for Boston’s Marathon. Official race timing for the marathon will be kept 6 hours and 15 minutes (2:15 pm). Please email the race director if you feel that you will be unable to complete the marathon in this time period. The race director’s email is mbongers@finalstretch.com. These races are Championchip timed by Final Time. Results will be posted on Final Time and on the Mankato Marathon website under the race results tab. You can go to Final Time via www.finaltiming.com. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Mankato Free Press on Monday, October 20 for a listing of race results.

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Charity programs In 2014, the Mankato Marathon is striving to give back to the community that has so generously supported our races. This year four charities including Girls on the Run, BackPack Food Program and Project for Teens have been chosen. In addition to having champion runners raising donations, the four programs have potential to raise additional dollars through registrations from runners. Look for the presentation of checks to the charities at 5:00 pm on the Speaker Series Stage.

Camp Sweet Life Camp Sweet Life enhances the lives of young people with Type 1 Diabetes and their families by providing fun opportunities for learning, connecting and sharing. Camp Sweet Life is the first camp for kids with diabetes in Southern Minnesota with the goal to provide outdoor fun for these special boys and girls. Camp Sweet Life Adventures, Inc. also provides seasonal activities, youth development, parental development and other support activities for families with a child that has Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes affects every aspect of a child’s life from the way they eat and sleep to the way they learn and play. Camp Sweet Life aims to provide safe, medically supervised outings so children can experience camp, outdoor fun and social activities just like any other child. Runners: Noah Girsch, Gail Graupman, Kevin Lewis & Keith Stenzel

Girls on the Run Girls on the Run of Greater Mankato is a life changing, nonprofit prevention program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. They inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run combines training for a non-competitive 5k run/walk event with healthy living education. Our programs instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships and physical training — all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community. Runners: Deb Bennett, Brian Jones, Dan Kamphoff & Sandra Oachs

The Back Pack Food Program The BackPack Food Program discreetly provides low-income students in kindergarten through sixth grade with packs of nutritious, child-friendly food items to take home on weekends and school breaks so they can return on Monday ready to learn. Current enrollment in the program exceeds 500 students in four Mankato elementary schools— Franklin, Kennedy, Washington and Rosa Parks. As funds become available, additional schools will be added to the program, offering help to all food insecure K-6 students in the greater Mankato area. Runners: Becky Brudwick, Matthew Busch, Eric Hudspith & Molly Norris

Project for Teens Project for Teens (P4T) is a volunteer peer education and service learning program involving high school students from Mankato. Each year, students are trained as peer leaders and are provided with information and tools to address audiences in sixth and eighth grades with messages that promote healthy decision-making around youth risk behaviors. P4T Peer Leaders also provide learning experiences for youth audiences from a range of southern Minnesota communities that attend the annual Youth Health Conference sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Runners: Sherri Blasing, Kate Cox, Chaun Cox & Jessica Kirschner 19

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Legacy Runners All runners who have completed all five consecutive Mankato Marathons are eligible to be in the Mankato Marathon Legacy Runner program. Legacy Runners will receive a special, unique bib for the 2014 Mankato Marathon and will be acknowledged at the 2014 Scheels & Under Armour Sport and Health Expo. Runners who complete the 2014 Mankato Marathon will also receive a unique clothing item and 2014 Commemorative Print. Be sure to cheer on these dedicated runners on Sunday! These runners have completed the Mankato Marathon during the first four years of the Mankato Marathon - 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and are signed up to run this year’s race. Mark Boecker

Craig Swanson

Tom Weigt

Katsuyuki Yamamoto

Ryan Chukuske

Marvin Trandem

Gene Wood

Randy Zellmer

Chaun Cox

Leon Weckwerth

Ed Wurtzberger

Paul Dobratz Bob Hoad Mark Iverson Kent Kehus Cindy Kelley David Kelley Erin Lemke Kevin Lewis Katie Looft Scott Madigan Janice Manning Tony Olson Mark Polzin Mike Prendergast Nikolas Proehl Dan Rassier Paul Schaefer Don Soule Marcia Stassen Masahiro Sugii

Look for the legacy runners wearing these gold bibs with numbers 2-50 to cheer on Sunday.

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PACING ASSISTANCE Minnesota Pacers will carry signs to lead groups to the finish line striving to reach specific time goals. Feel free to stop by the Minnesota Pacers booth at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo or at the start line and sign up for free. The pacers will be handing out pace bands to runners at the expo booth as well. The Minnesota Pacers Pace Team is comprised of locally talented runners who have been carefully chosen based on their recent success in marathons. Let them guide you to the finish line on race day. Full marathon pace groups Half marathon pace groups for the following time goals: for the following time goals:

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Beginning 30 minutes before the race, the official pace team will be lined up at the starting line according to pace. The pacers will make all last minute instructions to their group at the starting line. Please check at the general information booth at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo and at the start line on race day for more pace groups that may be added to this list.

Bag Check Marathon, Half Marathon, first runner on Relay Team, and 10K runners will be able to check their belongings on race day at the start line. At packet pick-up, runners will receive their official Mayo Clinic Health System Drop Bag as well as a bag label which corresponds to your bib number. Before your race attach the bag label to your bag and fill the bag with your warm-up clothes. There will be a place by the START line to drop your clothes and gear prior to the race. Items must be in your Mayo Clinic Health System Drop Bag, NO OTHER BAGS ALLOWED. You can pick up your bag near the finish in the Drop Bag Pick Up area. Please do not put valuables in the drop bags as we do not accept responsibility for loss or theft. All race bags will be moved to the Post Race Area and be placed in a location that only participants are allowed. You may pick up your gear after the race but you must show your race number to the staff prior to getting your gear back. Any items left unattended at the starting line and/or finish line for the 10K, relay, half, or marathon will be picked up and donated to a local charity.

Lost and found Lost something or found an item that doesn’t belong to you? Please check with the friendly people at the Mankato Marathon / Visit Mankato Information Booth located in the Post Race Area, to inquire about a lost item or turn in an item you have found. mankatomarathon.com 24


RUNNER SAFETY Medical Personnel and Aid Stations There are 12 medical aid stations along the marathon course and a medical field station at the finish. They are marked on the map with a first aid symbol. For medical assistance along the course, look for personnel in the red shirts, they will be available to assist you.

Marathon Personnel Communication personnel and head course marshals will have radios and phones to contact emergency personnel quickly. All official marathon committee members will also be available. Look for the individuals in the orange colored shirts.

Police Officers Officers will be located at all major intersections where traffic intersects the course. They will also be patrolling the course. Please keep in mind this is not a closed course. You must still follow the rules of the road.

Volunteers There are nearly 1,000 volunteers on marathon weekend. Most are not associated with the event except for one weekend a year, so understand that they may not have the answers to all of your questions. However, in an emergency, do not hesitate to go to them for assistance as they should know how to get proper help quickly. Volunteers for the marathon can be identified in the bright orange colored shirts.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT SAFETY AND SECURITY We are taking as many precautionary steps as we can to keep the Mankato Marathon safe for everyone involved. With that, we have a couple of important things for you the participants to note: 1. ALL UNNATTENDED BAGS left anywhere on the grounds will be confiscated. 2. The Runner Bag Drop will be heavily monitored and all Mayo Clinic Health System bags used for the Runner Bag drop are subject to search. 3. ONLY Mayo Clinic Health System bags which participants receive at packet pickup will be allowed into the Runner Bag Drop. 4. The Runner Bag Drop is ONLY for 10K, Half and Full Marathon Participants. We are looking forward to a safe event for everyone!


rules of the road • No one is allowed on the course without a properly issued race number. • Help keep the course beautiful by not littering. Respect the property of others while spectating. • No vehicles of any kind are allowed on the course. The course can be crossed only at designated intersections. • Bikers should stay well off the course and watch for spectators as much as for runners. • Spectators must stay clear of the course and off the roads to avoid interfering with the participants. • Hold animals on a short leash. Keep them away from runners and be considerate of others. • Watch your children at all times. There will be thousands of participants and spectators at the events. • Lost Kids / Lost and Found will be located at the Visit Mankato Information Booth.

Headphone Policy Participants are allowed to use headphones and similar devices at this event, but at their own risk. For the safety of all the participants, we strongly encourage a headphone free environment at this race. Participants’ safety is Final Stretch’s highest priority when managing a race. Therefore, if you are wearing headphones or similar devices during the event, please turn them off or remove them when coming to an intersection that is monitored by police or course marshals. They are trying to make this event safe for you and need to communicate to all participants valuable information. Thank you for your cooperation in advance for making this event a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

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SPORT PSYCH TEAM Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, an Associate Professor at Minnesota State Mankato and owner of The Runners Edge, leads a group of trained professionals including sport psychology consultants, psychologists, sport psychologists, counselors and graduate students who will provide participants with mental strategies and mental toughness tips to help runners reach their full potential. Team members will be providing tips to runners at the Expo, at the START, biking with runners (Psychs on Bikes) and in the post race area. Every runner can benefit from a short conversation with a member of the Sport Psych Team. You will feel more mentally prepared, confident and ready to reach your potential. Look for the people in the matching shirts that will say “The Mankato Marathon Sport Psych Team” on the back.

CHEER TEAMS Cheer Teams will cheer you right through the finish line There will be several cheer teams strategically placed along the half marathon and full marathon courses this year. There will be so many smiling faces you will not have a chance to “hit the wall!” Cheer Teams are meant to motivate and inspire runners with cheers, music and encouraging words. Pay attention to which team does the best job. Marathon runners will have a chance to vote at the end of the race. The winning cheer team gets a pizza party donated by Jake’s Stadium Pizza. Look for the following teams: • Back Pack Program • Dance Express • MSU Women’s Track and Field • Holy Rosary Youth Group • Camp Sweet Life • Mankato East Girls Cross Country • Christ the King Lutheran Church • YWCA Girls on the Run • Mankato East Student Council • Mankato YMCA • PFLAG Mankato • Project for Teens • LEEP

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TIPS FOR SPECTATORS Make the Most of Your Marathon Weekend There are activities throughout marathon weekend for athletes, friends, and families to enjoy together. But when the horn blows Sunday morning, you only have a few hours to find each other along the course and at the finish line. The easiest way to ensure you and your friends see each other is to plan ahead. Here is some advice for everyone on marathon day.

On the Course • Map out where you will be ahead of time. Check out the great viewing spots on page 32. • Know what each other will be wearing, or carry a sign or balloons. Sometimes it’s easier for runners to spot spectators than the other way around. • Pick a side. Communicate where you will be and watch from the same side of the road. This will help runners see and find you. • Plan for traffic. Allow extra time to get from one viewing spot to another. Get there early and don’t leave if you do not see someone right away. Your friend may be having a really good day or a tough one. • Cheer on the other runners too. It will mean a lot to them! Courtesy of Twin Cities Marathon Spectator Guide

favorite Cheers Clap, shout and show your support for participants-it’s always welcome. Save the “You’re almost there!” cheer until the very end—a few miles is still a long way for someone who has been running for hours. Here are some favorites. • Stay relaxed! • Keep smiling! • You’re looking awesome! • Keep it up! • Running smooth! • Welcome to Mankato! (when appropriate) • You can do it! • Way to go! • Way to wheel! • You rock! • Way to run! • Stay strong! • One stride at a time! • Call out something unique about a runner • Way to focus! (bib#, the color or a logo on their shirt, etc) In addition to shouting your support, bring along cowbells, tambourines, thunder sticks or home-made signs. Many cheering supplies are available from sponsors at the Expo. Please be respectful of private and public property and dispose of your cheering materials appropriately. Courtesy of Twin Cities Marathon Spectator Guide

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GREAT VIEWING SPOTS Spectators will naturally find places to watch the runners, but below are some suggested locations for the marathon and half marathon. Please refer to the course map on page 21-22 for binocular icons showing the viewing spots. • • • • • • • • • •

START Line at MSU-M, Parking Lots (Monks Avenue & Stadium Rd) Monks Avenue & 200th Street (2nd time through for marathoners) Hwy 90 & 584th Avenue (marathoners only) Jaycee Park (Pohl Road & Balcerzak Drive) (marathoners only) Lion’s Lake (Homestead Road & Sandpiper Drive) (marathoners only) Hwy 90 & Indian Lake Road (both races) Red Jacket Trail trailhead on Hwy 66 just North of Mount Kato Poplar Street Across from YMCA by Burger King In Sibley Park and all along the Sibley Park River Trail Along Riverfront Drive to the Finish Line

Please beware of road closures for the marathon and half marathon. Review the course maps and plan your route ahead of time. Review all road closures in order to see your runner make it to the finish line. For more information visit www.mankatomarathon.com.

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checking RACE RESULTS There are a few ways to check on the race results of the Mankato Marathon whether it is during the action or after the finish line has been taken down. Race Day: • Tune into Minnesota 93 KATO FM or Hot 96.7 KDOG FM • Check out the Race Results Board positioned near the awards stage in the Post Race Area. Results will be posted regularly throughout the day. After the Race: • Purchase the Mankato Marathon Commemorative Newspaper Edition on newsstands Monday, October 20. The special edition can be ordered at the Free Press booth at the Expo or call in at 507.625.4451 Prompt #7. • Find the race results on the Mankato Marathon website at mankatomarathon.com

Up to the minute info Radio Mankato is the Official Voice of the Mankato Marathon. Their talent is on every stage making announcements and keeping everyone up to speed on what they need to know whether it is for the OFC Speaker Series, on the awards stage or at the finish line. They are behind the heart pumping music throughout the weekend. And finally, Minnesota 93 KATO FM and Hot 96.7 KDOG FM are reporting for the marathon and providing up to the minute weather and changes throughout the weekend. Be sure to tune in on your radio or on your phone through your iHeartRadio app.

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AWARDS CATEGORIES Marathon and Half

Overall Awards for Male and Female in the marathon and half marathon will receive a cash prize of the following: 1st Place $250 2nd Place $100 3rd Place $50

Marathon Age Category Awards:

1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories: Under 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 and up

Half Marathon Age Category Awards:

1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories Under 19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70 and up

Relay Overall Awards:

For all Female Teams, All Male Teams and Co-Ed Teams 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place

10K Age Category Awards:

1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories: Under 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 and up

5K Age Category Awards:

1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories: Under 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 and up

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Overall winners for the men’s and women’s marathon and half marathon will also receive a trophy from Vetter Stone, a medal from Taylor Corporation and a Mankato Marathon print. 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.

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POST RACE FESTIVITIES There are a variety of activities planned for Post Race festivities including music by Minnesota 93 and Hot 96.7 - food, photos, up to the minute race results and awards ceremonies. One free beer will be provided by Mankato Brewery to each runner on Sunday who crosses the finish line. Beer is also available for purchase. 8:00 am Post Race festivities START including music provided by Minnesota 93 and Hot 96.7 9:30 am 10K Awards Ceremony 10:00 am Live Music by DW3 starts 11:15 am Half Marathon Awards Ceremony 1:00 pm Marathon and Relay Marathon Awards Ceremony 2:15 pm Official timing race conclude 2:30 pm Post Race Festivities concludes

RACE GOODIES Participants in all events (excludes KidsK) will receive a Mayo Clinic Health System Drop Bag with valuable coupons and samples of great products. Be sure to use this bag during the Expo and fill it with items from our many vendors. Also, remember to use this bag for your warm up clothes at the start of the marathon, half, relay and 10K.

RACE T-SHIRTS AND MEDALS

Runners will receive a high quality technical Mankato Marathon t-shirt and an official Mankato Marathon Medal. Full, Half, 10K, 5K and KidsK participants who finish the race will receive medals. All MARATHON runners must finish the event to receive an official FINISHER shirt and medal. All age category and overall winners will receive an additional medal. Overall winners will receive an award crafted by Vetter Stone and a signed Mankato Marathon Print.

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Come for the Race, Stay for Mankato Greater Mankato offers all the services and amenities you would expect from a major metro and the charm you can get only from a close-knit community. Whether you are enjoying Greater Mankato for a weekend or spending a lifetime in the area, everything you want is right here. Don’t be shy in asking about the community. You can find information in many locations starting with the Mankato Marathon/Visit Mankato Information Booth at the Scheels and Under Armour Sport & Health Expo. You will find wonderful volunteers on hand who can answer questions about all facets of the community. Pick up your complete Guide to Mankato at the info booth or at the Visit Mankato office in the Mankato Place Mall. If you are interested in more that is happening on the weekend of the Mankato Marathon or any other time, you can find any event, little or small, in the comprehensive online calendar of events at www.greatermankatoevents.com.

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History Mankato is home to over 50 miles of paved trails, more than 600 acres of quality parks, and miles of low-traffic, wide-shouldered country roads; all nestled into the scenic Minnesota River Valley. Combine all that with the vibrant autumn colors of the trees and the cool, crisp air of fall; you couldn’t describe a better place to host a marathon weekend. The idea for a marathon in Mankato was whispered by local runners for a long time. But the seed that was planted by local marathoner, Chris Schull, finally took root with Greater Mankato Growth and the City of Mankato. In 2008, representatives from the Verizon Civic Center, City of Mankato, Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato and Twin Rivers Council for the Arts met to discuss a new event that would be brought to the newly developed Riverfront Park. The event would include arts, music and a marathon. However, through the planning meetings it became evident that an arts event, now known as Arts by the River, and a marathon could not live together because either component could become very large on its own. At that point it was decided that Visit Mankato would take responsibility for figuring out how to put on the marathon. Visit Mankato staff began shopping for a race management company and landed on Final Stretch, Inc. out of Nerstrand, MN. They had a great reputation, were experienced and were interested in split ownership of the event between Visit Mankato and themselves.

Start line from first Mankato Marathon - October 23, 2010.

Planning began in late 2008. For the first couple of years, local marathoners were at the heart of all planning for the marathon. Their feedback was invaluable as a foundation was set. The biggest decisions focused on the course, race distances and date. They decided to make the Mankato Marathon the last marathon in Minnesota where one could qualify for the Boston Marathon. The weekend of October 23, 2010 saw 2,200 runners, almost 1,000 volunteers and an estimated 8,000 spectators for the inaugural Mankato Marathon. The tremendous amount of feedback from the community and runners was overwhelmingly positive; which encouraged ownership that the Mankato Marathon was here to stay. By 2013, the Mankato Marathon had been named Minnesota’s Top Marathon Worth Traveling For by TripAdvisor. A few of the main reasons why the Mankato Marathon earned this title was because of the Sport & Health Expo, the Toddler Trot and the Diaper Dash and the fall colors running along the river. “The list is not about the oldest race. It is about the best reviews, the enjoyment and the overall experience of the people in attendance,” said by TripAdvisor. The marathon has changed and grown year-over-year.

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History 2011 – • 3,800 runners • 5K was added • Finish line of the course was changed to Riverfront Drive at the intersection with Hickory Street • Mayo Clinic Health Systems became the presenting sponsor for the Mankato Marathon • Sport Psych Team joined the support along the course 2012 – • 4,100 runners • Marathon weekend was moved up to the 3rd weekend of the month and moved to Saturday/Sunday • The Expo, 5K and KidsK were moved to the MSU, Mankato Campus • Cheer Zones were added along the course • Bold Race, Exceptional Place brand was established 2013 – • 4,700 runners • Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash were added • Charities Program with Champion Runners was added where $17,000 total was raised for three charities 2014 – • All runners will receive finisher medals • The course was changed in Sibley Park to eliminate a jog through the animals and a hill • Another charity was added to the Charities Program • Legacy Runner program was added recognizing marathoners who will complete their fifth full Mankato Marathon

2011 - 5K added

2013 - Charity Program added

2012 - Cheer Zones added

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Volunteer Thank You

Visit Mankato and Final Stretch would like to thank the 1000+ volunteers that help to make this event a success. Your time and dedication is sincerely appreciated!

Official Volunteer Sponsor:

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Save the Date: OFC Speaker Series

Saturday, October 17, 2015 Carrie Tollefson

The Mankato Marathon is excited to welcome Carrie Tollefson in 2015 at the sixth Annual Mankato Marathon. Carrie Tollefson is a Minnesota native, born and raised in Dawson, MN. Carrie was a 13-time State Champion in high school, a 5-time NCAA Champion and NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the year at Villanova University and a 3-time national champion in her post collegiate career. After winning the 1500m trials in 2004, Carrie represented the US in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Currently, Carrie lives and trains in St. Paul with her husband Charlie and their two children. She inspires and motivates people to GET AFTER IT in life. Hear this Minnesota-born hero’s story at the 2015 Speaker Series on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

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ORTHO EDGE

A Total Joint Replacement Program By The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic and River’s Edge Hospital

The OrthoEdge Joint Replacement Program is a specialized program offered exclusively through The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in conjunction with River’s Edge Hospital and includes the involvement of your entire care team: surgeon, physician assistant, hospitalist, physical/occupational therapists, nurses, surgical technologists, and many other team members. The program is designed to expedite you safely and comfortably through the joint replacement process and return you to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Here are just a few features of our innovative OrthoEdge program: • Placement in a private room at River’s Edge Hospital after surgery with a dedicated hospitalist to coordinate care during your stay • Expanded quality menu selections • Prehabilitation evaluation with our physical therapy specialists to help prepare you for surgery. Post-operatively you will receive same-day physical therapy followed by oneon-one occupational and physical therapy sessions twice daily in our therapy area • Educational material for you and your coach that thoroughly explains the process and what to expect • Customized postoperative list of equipment that is specific to your need • A program coordinator overseeing your progress from your initial appointment with the surgeon all the way through to rehabilitation


Get In. Get Care.

Get back to your day. Illness and injury happen at the most inconvenient times. At our Urgent Care location we can help you get in, get care and get back to your day.

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