Five charities have been selected to be part of the 2020 Mankato Marathon Charities Program. Marathon officials named Mankato Youth Place, Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Leisure Education for Exceptional People and the Mankato Family YMCA-STRIDE and MRCI as the benefactors Tuesday. Event organizers say Each program will choose four Champion Runners who will raise money for his or her respective charity. In addition to its Champion Runners, the five charities have the potential to raise additional dollars through race registrations. Runners will be able to donate to any or all the charities when they register for any Mankato Marathon race. The Charities program raised nearly 25-thousand dollars from this year’s Marathon. Registration for next year’s race is open at mankatomarathon.com. Marathon weekend will be held October 16th and 17th of 2020.