KEYC - Mankato Marathon Registration Deadline Nears

Mankato Marathon Registration Deadline Nears

There's only six days left until the deadline for registering for the fourth annual Mankato Marathon.

Organizers say they are hoping to reach a milestone 5,000 participants and are well on their way.

Anna Thill of Visit Mankato says they have already surpassed 3,000 registrants before Sunday's deadline, which is a few hundred more than they had at this time last year.

And besides being a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, Thill says the unique course makes it attractive to runners.

Anna Thill says, "It's a beautiful course and we take people from out in the country around the trail system to the City Center. It really is a nice course and it's not too hard, it's not too easy. It's a bold race."

Thill says she anticipates that the marathon will bring in roughly 8,000 to 10,000 people to Mankato.

The marathon is held October 19 and 20th.