Fargo Marathon

A successful finish to Fargo Marathon week

It was capped off Saturday with the Full and Half Marathons.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Marathon week was another huge hit in the community. The Fargo Marathon brings in thousands of runners and supporters and the economic impact is substantial annually. “We’re going to be about 8,300, 8,400, people, just talking to the Convention Visitors Bureau people. Based on the kinda of average spend of people coming in, it’s going…

Fargo Marathon kicks off Day 2 of weekend races

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Thousands of runners from all over the country are flowing into Fargo for the Fargo Marathon for various events, and the Fargo-Moorhead community showed up to cheer them on. It was a packed house in the Fargodome for the half and full marathons, some trained for months, many families and friends came out to support their runners….

Fargo marathon results are in

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) – The results for the top finishers in Saturday’s Fargo Marathon are in. Sam Westerberg of Minneapolis posted the fastest overall time for the full-marathon at 2:26:01, pacing at 5:44 a mile. Karen Bertasso-Hughes of Selkirk, N.Y was the top full-marathon women’s finisher with a time of 2:47:01 and a pace of 6:23. In the half-marathon, St….

Fargo Marathon ready for 2nd straight year after COVID hiatus

Thousands of runners are flowing into Fargo for the Fargo Marathon for various events

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Thousands of runners are flowing into Fargo for the Fargo Marathon for various events. The 5k happened Friday night. There was also a virtual 5k for people who couldn’t make it. Mayor Mahoney says Fargo is ranked number one in health in the country, the city buzzes around the marathon and it brings the community together…

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…