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Traffic details for Mankato Marathon

Friday, October 17, 10 a.m.

Marathon in Mankato by Randy Wood
Marathon in Mankato by Randy Wood
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Traffic disruptions are expected to be minimal for the Mankato Marathon which begins at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, October 19 at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the parking lots along Stadium Road.

During this event some Mankato streets will be closed and traffic will be redirected for the safety of runners and drivers. It is recommended to plan ahead if driving in these areas is necessary. See a marathon map and marathon schedule.


Road closures

  • 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Riverfront Drive (from Poplar Street to Stoltzman Road)
  • 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., side streets to Riverfront Drive (from Stoltzman Road to Main Street)
  • 7:25 a.m. to 8:20 a.m., Monks Avenue and Stadium Road
  • 7:25 a.m. to 8:40 a.m., Monks Avenue (from Stadium Road to County Road 90)
  • 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Poplar Street (from Riverfront Drive to Sibley Road)

Expected traffic delays

  • 8:50 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., Victory Drive and County Road 82
  • 8:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Blue Earth Street at the Red Jacket Trail

One-lane traffic

  • 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., Victory Drive (from Balcerzak Drive to County Road 82) and Balcerzak Drive (from Monks Avenue to Victory Drive)
  • 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Riverfront Drive (from Main Street to Stoltzman Road)

See a detailed traffic map. For more information contact Mark Bongers, Mankato Marathon race director, on behalf of Visit Mankato, at 507-649-2322.