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25th Anniversary RE-DO!!  We are calling it 25 Years Version 2.021

This is the 25th Anniversary RE-DO of the Med City Marathon!!  We wanted to celebrate so everyone this year will get a JACKET AND A DRAWSTRING BAG saying 25th Year of Med City Marathon!!  Many things in 2021 will change but know that the committee for Med City Marathon presented by Active PT are dedicated to making this possible and the best it can be. We have all suffered through many things this past year.  Now it is time to get out and reward your hard work and fortitude by running a race.  A race is a celebration of all the hard work you have put in to get their.  We all deserve to celebrate getting through this 2020 year.  Also, we will take a minute before the event to REMEMBER.  Remember 9/11 since the race is on this weekend and to remember all the suffering you had to endure to get here.

Race Director and Owner of Med City Marathon, Mark Bongers said "We have all endured one of the hardest eras of our time.  Now let's get vaccinated, open up, celebrate, and lets rejoice in hearing the start line horns echo through the crisp morning air.  I really miss racing and all the hard work and celebrations that comes with it!" 


With being the 25th Anniversary RE-DO, we will commemorate all the marathoners that have run all 25 years.  I know there is only a hand full of them but they need to be Celebrated!! 

These names include: Ward Lenius, Allen Holtz, Pete Martin, Nels Pierson, Jeff Miller and Tom Perri.  Each of these runners has run the marathon each of the past 25 years, can you believe that.  This year will be dedicated to these great runners and their amazing achievement. 

Since 1996, Med City Marathon has been providing a high quality, fun and energetic marathon in Rochester. The event runs through many of the great trails system that Rochester has to offer. Come see all the great parts of Rochester, MN via the Med City Marathon course!  Come celebrate with Med City Marathon for the 25th anniversary!!  We are planning on special events and great items for the athletes!

The Founder Wally Arnold says “We have always tried to provide a race that I would have loved to run”.
In 2016, Med City Half Marathon was voted one of the top 2 half marathons in Minnesota by the 100 Half Marathons Club members.



For 2021 again, we have selected Ronald McDonald House of Rochester.  We are hoping to raise in 2021 over $20,000 for this great charity.  Please give generously during your registration by donating an extra few dollars or MORE to this charity.  We are also looking for charity runners.  If you are interested in running for this great charity, please email Angela Chistensen at AChristensen@rmhmn.org.  It will take everyone to reach this goal!


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