Fargo Marathon

Fargo Marathon Gets Green Light

The annual event is scheduled for the last week in August (24th-29th)

FARGO, ND – Every spring, so many in the area partake in the Fargo marathon, as well as the 5k and 10k. It’s usually in may, but obviously -19 wouldn’t let it happen at it’s normal time. However, that doesn’t mean it’s canceled. The race is still on. In a release, it was said that the event is scheduled for…

Social Distancing: It’s A Marathon

How Runners Are Marking What Should Have Been Fargo Marathon Week

  The Fargo Marathon was supposed to be this week. Thousands of runners were set to hit the road for the 5K tomorrow night and the longer races on Saturday. But that dang pandemic got in the way. I was supposed to run my first half-marathon. It’s a bummer missing out. I was looking forward to it for months, and…

Social Distancing: Quarantine Curls

People Getting Creative With Fitness During Social Distancing

  Hey! How was your weekend? How did you handle two uninterrupted days of social distancing? My running group is on hiatus, so I went out alone on Saturday. I’m supposed to be training for the Fargo Marathon half marathon. That’s pushed back two and a half months now, but I still want to keep my training schedule. I was…

Fargo Marathon Postponed Until August

The race was originally scheduled for May 9.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Marathon has been postponed until Saturday, August 29. The race was originally scheduled for May 9, but due to concerns surrounding large crowds, the organizers made the decision to postpone it. The Executive Director of the Fargo Marathon, Mark Knutson, said, “We have to do our part, and after the announcement from the CDC last night of…

Fargo Marathon ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ That Run Will Go On

FARGO, ND – The Fargo Marathon is still on schedule to launch in May, even with the fear of the Coronavirus cancelling events around the country. The marathon will be beefing up their first aid stations and common areas with more portable hand washing stations and extra hand sanitizer. The marathon will also be actively cooperating with government officials when…

LIVE: Plenty Of Time To Train For Fargo Marathon

2020 Fargo Marathon Is Four Months Away

  We’ve been highlighting the health benefits of running a marathon, including new research that says a marathon can lower your vascular age by up to four years by improving the elasticity of your arteries. Well, we’re four months from this year’s Fargo Marathon, and race director Mark Knutson says that’s plenty of time to train for 26.2 miles. He…

Fargo Marathon Sold To Rugged Races, Knutson To Stay On As Race Director

The company has offices in Chicago and Boston

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Marathon has been sold. Rugged Races has purchased the marathon from founder Mark Knutson. The company, with offices in Chicago and Boston, says it will help streamline operations, improve quality and attract more runners. Knutson will remain as race director. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. Rugged Races runs marathons and other events around…

Ten-Thousand Runners Take on 15th Annual Fargo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

Almost 10,000 people filled the Fargo dome for race day even though it was pouring rain outside

  FARGO, N.D.– Runners taking part in the 15th annual Fargo Marathon got a little wet today, but that didn’t mean the race was over for them. Almost 10,000 people filled the Fargo dome for race day, even though it was pouring rain outside. Some participants dressed for the rain by wearing raincoats and hats, and for others it looked…

Fargo Marathon Ends With Two First-Time Winners

Arrturs Bareikis won on the Men's side, Val Curtis from Minot took the title on the Women's end

FARGO, N.D. — From an eight-year old completing the half marathon to marriage proposals at the finish line, the 2019 Fargo marathon had it all. As far as winners of the 26.2 mile trek through the streets, there were first timers. On the men’s side, Arturs Bareikis passed Anthony Kiriu in the last three miles to cross the finish line…

15th Annual Sanford Fargo Marathon Prepares for Final Day of Events

Saturday's events include the 10k, relay races and the full and half marathons

FARGO, N.D.– Runners, get your shoes ready! The last day of the week-long events for the 15th Annual Sanford Fargo Marathon is nearing the end of its course. Saturday’s events include the 10k, relay races and the full and half marathons. Close to 10,000 people are signed up to participate in the final day of events. The marathon director advises…