If running the Mankato Marathon is part of your plans for 2015 and you like saving money, you're in luck.

Runners who register January 1 through January 15 for any race will get big discounts on final race prices. Registering for the 5K to the full marathon early will save runners over 40 percent.

To register online click the link to the left. You can also print the registration and mail it in. You get the discount if it's postmarked no later than January 15.

The sixth annual Mankato Marathon is set for October 17-18.

5,000 runners are expected to take part.