In 2013, the Mankato Marathon is striving to give back to the community that has so generously supported our races. This year three charities includingGirls on the Run,BackPack Food ProgramandProject for Teenshave been chosen. In addition to having champion runners raising pledges, the three programs have potential to raise additional dollars through registrations. Registrants will be able to elect to donate to any or all of the programs when they register for a Mankato Marathon race. Mankato Marathon page for Girls on the Run.
Click on the name of the Champion Runner below to go to their page and specifically donate on their behalf.
YWCA Girls on the Run- Mankato Marathon Champion Runners:
Sheri Sander-Silva Associate Director – YWCA Mankato & Council Director – Girls on the Run of Greater Mankato
“This program empowers girls to learn who they are despite external influences and images. It gives them the tools to be able to fight peer pressure and promotes a healthy lifestyle – both physical and mental. AND – it does this through encouraging girls to push their limits through running!” – Kelli Damlo
“As the father of a 6-year old girl, I see the importance of programs like GOTR in helping to develop a strong self-image in young girls. Building a strong foundation will help to ensure that they are able to successfully navigate any challenges that they will face going forward in life. Additionally, I firmly believe in the power of exercise to further develop that strong self-image.” – Nikolas Proehl
“It’s powerful to see young girls begin to set goals, such as running a 5k, and celebrating that accomplishment in a big way. It drives them to continue to set goals and know that they can achieve whatever they put their mind to. It’s amazing!” – Sheri Sander-Silva
500 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN 56001