Fargo Marathon

Fargo Marathon welcomes back runners after last year’s cancellation

After last year's cancellation, runners from across 42 states showed up to participate in the marathon.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With runners from more than 40 states lacing up their shoes, it’s safe to say the Fargo Marathon is back in full swing. “We’re having the marathon back in Fargo again. It’s really exciting to see it come back. It’s fun to see the community back into the marathon. It’s one of our premier events, it…

Fargo Marathon expecting fewer runners this year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Runners are getting ready for the Fargo Marathon weekend. The marathon and half marathon kick off tomorrow at the Fargodome and will take runners throughout Fargo and Moorhead neighborhoods, bike paths and trails along the Red River. Throughout the race, runners will get pumped up with live music from more than 50 bands and DJ’s. After…

Social Distancing: Running Through Adversity

Racers Take To The Streets On The Day The Fargo Marathon Was Set For

  Saturday was supposed to be the day runners all got together to run the Fargo Marathon. Originally that was supposed to be in May, but it got pushed back, then cancelled all together. But that doesn’t mean those running shoes sat in a dark closet all alone this weekend. The running group I’m part of put on our own…

Running on Faith: Two runners honor the legacy of a West Fargo cross country star

"She had a great faith with God through her journey, and honestly, I'm just out here running on faith," said Schwab.

FARGO, N.D. — In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Kelly Breidenbach rocked the Cross Country world in North Dakota. In 1988, she and her teammates would help win the Eastern Dakota Conference State Cross Country Championship for the West Fargo Packers. “She was the one we always looked up to. She was the leader,” said Staci Birrenkott, a former…

Fargo Marathon course laid out for those running Saturday

The race is now completely virtual, and runners are expected to social distance

FARGO, N.D. — Under normal circumstances, Monday would have kicked off a full week of events for the Fargo Marathon. Because of the pandemic, events like Furgo Dog Run and Largest Kid’s Race won’t go on. However, runners can still participate in the Fargo Marathon virtually. They can complete the marathon, half, 10K, or 5K and hit the pavement whenever…

Social Distancing: The Half Marathon

Not Letting The Pandemic Take Everything Away

  COVID-19 is taking a lot from us. The virus is taking away events, things we took for granted, even our sense of safety and security. For some people, it’s taking their health, or tragically taking their loved ones away. But this weekend I accomplished something COVID-19 tried to take away, and it felt like an act of defiance against…

Social Distancing: Running Through Adversity

Plus, Social Distancing From Llama Spit

  Do you ever get the feeling like fate is conspiring against you? I know it can feel that way for me with all the different ways the pandemic can negatively impact our lives. One big instance of that for me was the Fargo Marathon. I signed up for this year’s half-marathon last December. I’ve never run 13.1 miles before….

How some runners are still participating in the Fargo Marathon despite the cancellation

Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head in North Dakota and Minnesota, Mark Knutson and his team of organizers for the Fargo Marathon have been trying everything and anything to make sure the show went on.

FARGO, ND – “Nobody expected the cases to do what they did around the country, and then locally and regionally the same thing happened,” said Mark Knutson, the Executive Director of the Fargo Marathon. An uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Red River Valley has forced organizers to cancel the Fargo Marathon. “We’ve seen the uptick in North Dakota, and…

Fargo Marathon Cancelled

FARGO, ND — The 2020 Fargo Marathon has been cancelled. Race Director Mark Knutson said the decision to move from a postponed race in late August to cancelling for the year was a difficult decision. Knutson said rising cases of coronavirus are to blame in the region and parts of the country. Knutson, who sold the marathon to “Rugged Races,”…

Fergus Falls Runner Keeps Community Connected Through Virtual Races

Arne Robertson says with a lack of opportunity to race he decided to take a step in another direction

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — COVID-19 has caused shutdowns of 5Ks, 10Ks, and marathons across the country. Arne Robertson, a runner himself says with a lack of opportunity to race he decided to take a step in another director to keep the spirit going. “Ya know I did a virtual race for one of my friends and I thought this might…