Boldest Mankato Marathon Story to Receive Lifetime Bib

Mankato Marathon

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is looking for bold stories and is offering another free life-time race bib for the boldest story. A significant goal of the Mankato Marathon and Mayo Clinic Health System is to encourage wellness at all ages and fitness levels. The Bold Stories program is a way to incentivize runners to share their stories and inspire others.

In its first year of the Bold Stories program, thousands of viewers watched submissions that were touching and undoubtedly inspiring, from the winner who has ran at least the 10K every year since the age of 6 to a participant who used sheer will and grit to become a runner after breaking her neck serving our nation. Every runner has a story and the Mankato Marathon wants to learn about them.

Participants of past Mankato Marathon races or the upcoming 2015 races can submit video stories detailing overcoming a hardship to run a race, an inspiring story of why they started running, or a touching story about why they are running or have run a Mankato Marathon race.

The contest criteria can be found at

Any video submission reaching over 1,000 YouTube views will receive a Mankato Marathon merchandise item. The top five Bold Stories will receive a free race registration for the 2016 Mankato Marathon. The overall Bold Stories winner will receive the grand prize of a lifetime bib, allowing them to run any Mankato Marathon race free for their entire life.

A committee will choose the top five videos from all submissions, of which the Bold Stories winner will be determined by the video with the most YouTube views.

Deadline to submit a video is August 28, 2015.

The winning video will be recognized at the 2015 Scheels and Under Armour Sport and Health Expo on Saturday, October 17. The top five videos will also be recognized and featured on the Mankato Marathon website.

YouTube links of video submissions can be sent to Kathryn Reeder at for approval to be promoted on the Mankato Marathon website.

For more information on the Bold Story Contest or the 2015 Mankato Marathon visit

About The 2015 Mankato Marathon:

On October 17-18, 2015 Visit Mankato and Final Stretch will host the sixth annual Mankato Marathon. This accredited race is a qualifying event for the prestigious Boston Marathon and is projected to have a sixth year attendance of 5,000 runners. The event will continually grow to have significant economic impact in the community and already has incredible local sponsorship, with Mayo Clinic Health System leading a long list of area businesses. There are many ways to get involved as a business, runner, volunteer or spectator. For more information on the 2015 Mankato Marathon go to or call 507.385.6660.


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