Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - The 21st SCHEELS Med City Marathon is being held in Rochester this weekend with hundreds of participants taking part.  Besides the marathon, activities will include the half marathon, a 20 mile run, a 4 person relay, a 5K, the Ronald McDonald House walk, kids marathon, toddler trot, diaper dash and mascot races.

At last check, more than 450 people had signed up for Sunday’s marathon. Registration is open through Saturday, so that number is expected to increase.

There are more than 670 people registered for the half marathon and 850 are expected to take part in the Rochester Track Club Kids Marathon.

The marathon will begin in Byron Sunday morning and end at the Mayo Civic Center. Last year’s winner Jim Onigkeit also won the Med City Fall half marathon and is registered to run the marathon again this year. The official starter is Pete Gilman, who has won the race four times.

Here is the official website.

Here are the registration numbers as of Friday morning.  

Marathon  457
Half marathon 673
4 person Relay teams  85
20 Mile run 88
5k 343
Ronald McDonald House walk 67
Rochester Track Club Kids Marathon 850
Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash 250

Total of 3068 runners


Here is the full schedule:

Saturday, May 28, 2016
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 and packet pick-up
10:00am – 7:00pm - Race packet pick-up
10:00am – 5pm - Kids Play Zone
12:30pm - Med City Kids’ Marathon
1:15pm - Mascot Races
1:45pm  - Diaper Dash
2:00pm - Toddler Trot
3:00pm - 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.  
6:15pm - 5K Awards

Sunday, May 29, 2016
5:20am – 6:25am - Busses 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
9:00am - 12:30pm -  Post race music.  Band TBD
10:15am - Half marathon awards
10:30am – 2:00pm - Post Race Party!  FREE beer! You must have a wristband for the free beer.  Wristbands can be picked up at the expo
12:30pm - Marathon awards