Organizers are looking for More than 1,000 volunteers to lace up and help the 2016 Mankato Marathon.

Presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, this year's Marathon is October 15 and 16, 2016.

To make the weekend run smoothly for the runners, people can choose to be anything from a water–stop volunteer to a course marshal or lead biker.

This year, the event expects to bring in around 5,000 runners.

‘It’s basically the same general positions year after year, but you need more help with it because you have more runners, which means if it is somebody who’s helping at the finish line and stuff like that, you have a lot more people coming through a lot faster.’

Volunteers will receive a volunteer t–shirt, snacks and gloves from MTU Onsite Energy, the official volunteer sponsor for the Mankato Marathon.

To volunteer, sign up online at the Mankato marathon website.

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