Headphone use is allowed at your own risk. Please remove them when you approach an officer or a course marshal to ensure that you can hear their directions.
Official time will be kept until 1:30pm (6.5 hours)
Pre-Registration is required for all Sunday events (Marathon, Half, Relay, 20 mile)
Registrations are accepted at the Expo on Saturday for all events except the Med City Kids’ Marathon.
Please pick up your Race Packets at the Med City Expo on Saturday May 23th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mayo Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester. Packets not picked up will be available on race day at the start, Sunday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:40 a.m.
Vendors interested in exhibiting at the Expo can contact Wally Arnold at 507-254-2703 or email@example.com.
Cost for an 8’x10’ booth is $300 or $500 for two booths with a 20% discount for not-for-profit organizations.
Race packet insertions are available for a $100.
Advertisements should be shipped by May 1st to:
Med City Marathon
940 Somerby Parkway NE
Byron MN 55920.
Please thank our volunteers when you see them — without them there would be no races!
To volunteer, contact race director:
Wally Arnold, at
Volunteer opportunities include:
Awards will not be mailed out. You must pick up your award in person or have someone pick it up for you.
A pacer is an experienced runner who leads a group of runners to the finish line with an assigned time goal. The pacer carries a sign showing the designated time goal.
For example, if your goal is to break the two-hour mark in a half marathon, you line up with the 2:00 pacer at the start line. You then run with the pacer, who will run even "splits" at a 9:10 per mile pace. The 2:00 pacer will set a rock solid even pace for that specific group with the goal of leading the group over the finish line at 1:59:59.
Mn Pacers Pace Team are our pacers. There is no need to sign up – just find your designated time goal and join the group. Mn Pacers Pace Team have a booth at the Expo in case you have questions. The following pace groups are available:
Marathon pace groups: 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00.
Half Marathon pace groups: 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30.
Average temperatures for May in Rochester, according to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, are:
Low: 47.4 F