Med City Marathon Is This Weekend
The 20th annual Med City Marathon events take place this Saturday and Sunday (May 23-24). The event has grown from a runner only event to a full weekend of fun for people of all ages, runners and walkers. New this year is the addition of the Ronald McDonald family fun walk. 100% of the proceeds from the walk go directly to the Rochester Ronald McDonald house. The 20th anniversary will bring a big post-race party free and open to the public from 6 to9:30pm on the 24th featuring the band PopRocks.
This year event organizers will also honor all seven runners who have completed the first 19 Med City Marathons and will likely complete their 20th running of the race as well.
Keeping the event family friendly, there are events for all ages starting at 6 months with the diaper dash, followed by the toddler trot, mascot races and family fun walk.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
All Saturday events will be at Mayo Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 30 Civic Center Dr, Rochester, MN
10:00am – 7:00pm - Med City Fitness Expo.
10:00am – 7:00pm - Race packet pick-up
10:00am – 5pm - Kids Play Zone
11:00am - Med City Kids’ Marathon
12:00pm - Diaper Dash/Toddler Trot
1:00pm - Mascot Races
1:45pm - Ronald McDonald Family Walk
5:00pm - 5K run/walk
5:30pm - Happy Hour with FREE beer! You must have a wristband for the free beer. Wristbands can be picked up at the expo.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
5:20am – 6:25am - Buses from Rochester to start in Byron~ Shuttle pick up is at the corner of 1st Street SE & 1st Avenue SE. The last bus leaves Rochester at 6:25am
5:30am – 6:45am – Race Day packet pick up Byron Elementary School
7:00am - Med City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 20 Mile
8:00am – 1:30pm - Finish Line, Mayo Civic Center
9:00am - 2:00pm - Kids Play Zone
10:30am – 2:00pm - Post Race Party featuring POP ROCKS ! FREE beer! You must have a wristband for the free beer. Wristbands can be picked up at the expo
6:00pm -9:30pm After party!