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This is the 25th Anniversary 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!!  Since we had an overwhelming positive response to the 2019 course, we are planning on using the same course again this year!  The first 8 miles are mostly downhill , then the last 5 miles or so are flat along the Zumbro River on the Mayowood Trail to the Mayo Civic Center.  The marathon continuesfrom downtown to run a large loop around Rochester and finishing up on the Mayowood Trail to the finish line.  These are great new courses that you will LOVE!!! 

Since 1996, Med City Marathon has been providing a high quality, fun and energetic marathon in Rochester. The event starts in Byron and 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.


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Mayo Civic Center
Rochester, Minnesota


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