Nathan Freeburg

Nathan started running when he was 14. 20+ years later, he's still going. When he's not running, he enjoys exploring the city with his son, finding new restaurants with his wife, traveling, or backpacking. He loves dark beer, dark chocolate, and dark coffee.Nathan currently lives in Portland, Oregon, but works in Minneapolis and runs wherever he is. Favorite Minnesota running route is anything that takes him along the Mississippi River. Race Results.Nathan's day job is a Consultant with Leadership Vision in Downtown Minneapolis.
  • Steve Patten

    I’ve run this marathon twice and out of my 10 marathons it’s the only one I’ve done twice so far. Fun course, great cheer zones and aid stations, and they even offer pacers. And parking the morning of the race is within a few hundred yards of the start line. Great expo speakers including Dick Beardsley. My kids always love the expo. For those looking to run multiple races in the fall it can pair nicely with Twin Cities which is usually two weeks prior (though only 1 week prior for 2016).

    • frenat

      Thanks for the input Steve! Are you doing it in 2016?

      Nathan

      • Steve Patten

        Already registered. They offered a sweet promo for Feb. 29 and I took advantage of it. It’s a fun race for my last marathon of the year.

  • Katie M

    I ran the Mankato marathon for the first time last year, and overall it was great experience. I drove down from Minneapolis on race morning, and the logistics were super easy with free parking near the finish, efficient shuttles to the start, and quick race day packet pick-up. Then I huddled with ~a dozen other runners in a heated(!!!!) bus shelter for about an hour until the race started. The course itself was good, although there were a few hills (as mentioned). The most challenging thing for me was the wind. It seemed to pick up throughout the morning, and there were some tough sections of the course running straight into it. However, I’ll definitely run this race again in the future!

    • frenat

      Thanks Katie! Yes, wind is always tricky.