We are less than a week away from the annual Mankato marathon.

The two–day event will begin Saturday at Myers Field House, with a speaker's series to go along with a multitude of activities and numerous races for kids of all ages, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The marathon itself will take place on Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m.

This event is a qualifier for the Boston marathon.

For those working the event, volunteers are still needed to help out during the weekend.

Sports Commission Director of Visit Mankato Chris Willaert said "We've still got a few volunteer opportunities that are available out there. Especially looking for some course marshals and things like that. It's not of daunting as a task as it sounds."

Runners have until Friday to register online, they can also do so at the expo on Saturday.

If you'd like to register, volunteer or look at event information and the schedule, you can visit mankatomarathon.com.

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