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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Special Events Hosted by Campus Recreation


Kato Krusher Fall Climbing Competition

The Kato Krusher is the type of work that gets you ready for winter. This annual fall competition on MNSU's indoor climbing wall, attracts climbers from all over the midwest to compete in multiple divisions and multiple ability levels. All abilities and all levels of climbers are represented. Climbers who prevail know they will make it through a hard MN winter.


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Sprint Triathlon

The annual sprint Triathlon involves swimming 300 yards in the Highland Center pool, biking 14 miles, and running 5K on a paved country road south of town. The event is open to Minnesota State University students, faculty and staff, and community members. First timers and experiences triathletes are welcome! Registration is limited to 80 participants. Teams are welcome. Cost is $25 for individuals and $60 for teams. You must provide your own bicycle and helmet. Registration is typically open from the end of March to the middle of April.




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Indoor Duathlon

The annual Indoor Duathlon event started in 2008 and typically is held on Super Bowl Sunday morning.  The event is open to Minnesota State University, Mankato students, faculty, staff, alumni,  and community members.  All fitness levels are encouraged to participate.  The goal is to accumulate as many miles as you can on a treadmill (20 minutes), indoor recumbent or upright bicycle (20 minutes), and treadmill (20 minutes).  Cost is $15.  Starting time is 9am.  Participants receive a duathlon souvenir. 




Whipper Snapper Spring Climbing Competition

The Whipper Snapper Climbing Competition is held in the Myers Field House. Competition is set for all climbing abilities and all ages! Come experience the Spring Whipper Snapper, our community of climbers welcome all ages, all abilities.