MANKATO — Mankato Marathon organizers are moving the finish line for the 10K, half marathon, relay and full marathon to the intersection of Front and Liberty streets.

Organizers said the change will be safer for pedestrians, reduce traffic and disruptions on Riverfront Drive, and showcase the Front Street developments.

Organizers also announced that the half marathon, relay and full marathon routes will go around Sibley Park instead of through the park and petting zoo.

Go to mankatomarathon.com/weekend/maps or contact Anna Thill at athill@visitmankatomn.com or 507-385-6664 to learn more about the changes.

The 2015 marathon will take place Oct. 17-18.