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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 53°F (11°C)
Average Low: 36° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.94
Course Score: 98.94

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 358 Finishers
2015: 372 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: 9.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

Race Day Weather Forecast

Race Day Temperatures High: 64°F  (18°C)
Low: 45°F  (7°C)

Race Start Conditions

45°F  (7°C)

Mostly Cloudy
SW 8 mph 

PR Score
(Normal Score)


Course Score


The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance.
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Course Description

The Mankato Marathon is a net downhill, point-to-point course. The first ~18 miles are mostly flat (with a couple of hills), followed by a steep downhill, and then a rolling to mostly flat run to the finish.

Marathon Rankings

The Mankato Marathon was the 175th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 172nd largest in 2015.

In 2015, 9.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks 203rd in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.94 ranks it as the 208th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Minnesota.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Mankato Marathon a PR Score of 98.94. This PR Score ranks it as the 147th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Minnesota.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1012 feet (308m)
Min Elevation: 763 feet (232m)


Recent Mankato Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Mankato Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


Pretty fast course overall. They could improve the course by taking out some of the sharp turns, especially in the middle section. Long sections of open, exposed country roads, which caused some slowdowns due to headwinds. Well organized with nice crowd support for a race of this size.

Race Tips

Our pacer took us out too fast, and I think a more conservative up-front strategy would have been smarter for me. There are a couple of decent rolling hills in miles 4-8. Nothing insurmountable, but worth being aware of. There's a good opportunity to bank time between miles 17 and 19 with a good, steep decline.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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