MANKATO, Minn.-- If a long run is not for you, but you would still like to experience the Mankato Marathon, there is another route to take. 

Visit Mankato and Final Stretch are on the hunt for volunteers for this year's Marathon weekend on October 20 and 21.

The race is projected to see 5,000 runners cross the finish line.

If the sideline is more your type, there are around 275 volunteer positions available, like handing out water to runners during the race.

Organizations are welcome to volunteer as a group.

As an incentive, volunteers will go home with a treat bag for helping out.

If you would like to volunteer for the race,visit or contact Special Events Manager Joelle Bauman at 507.385.6679. 

--KEYC News 12