The 2020 Mankato Marathon will be 100 percent virtual. Visit Mankato made the announcement Thursday. Anna Thill is with Visit Mankato.

“In the end, there were too many barriers that got in the way,” said Thill. “In addition, new guidance gave from the state regarding keeping schools open. We did not want to present a situation in which cases could grow creating a need to shut down schools.”

Thill says runners will now get to choose where and when to run their event October 12th through the 26th. She says the Scheels Sport and Health Expo will still be held at the River Hills Mall on October 16th and 17th. Complete information about the event is available at MankatoMarathon.com