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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…

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 Mini Marathon Causes Road Closures in Moorhead

The City of Moorhead is asking residents to reduce speed and use caution on the roadway in these areas.

MOORHEAD, M.N.–The altered course route for the Fargo Mini Marathon will cause road closures. Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, 15th Avenue North in Moorhead will be closed from 11th Street to the Red River. The course will also affect individuals living north of 15th Avenue and west of 11th Street up to Johnson Park….

27-Year-Old Completes Her Goal of Running 27 Races in her 27th Year

Throughout the year, Erika traveled around the region and across the country, checking off one race after another

FARGO, N.D. — Everyone has that one day of the year they get to blow out their candles, close their eyes and make a wish. But one Fargo woman made her 27th birthday wish come true instead of just dreaming. One year ago, Erika Edwards ran her first half marathon. “After that I kind of got the runner’s high and…

Looking Back on the 2018 Fargo Marathon and What’s to Come Next Year

"All in all feeling great about the whole feel of events starting from the cyclothon all the way through yesterday's full marathon"

FARGO, N.D. — After 394 days of planning, all of the Fargo Marathon events and races have come to an end. “All in all feeling great about the whole feel of events starting from the cyclothon all the way through yesterday’s full marathon,” said Executive Director of the Fargo Marathon, Mark Knutson. Whether you were racing, watching or cheering people…

Runners Endure a Windy Saturday Morning during Fargo Marathon

Runners come from all over the country to partake in the race

FARGO, N.D. — Runners of all ages and skill levels embarked on a journey of just over 26 miles through the windy streets of Fargo and Moorhead to achieve a lifetime goal. Coming all the way from his new home in Texas, Edward Childress, a veteran of 110 marathons, says the key to finishing strong is dealing with the elements. “Right…

Thousands of Runners Get Ready for Saturday’s Fargo Marathon

Runners could pick up race materials at Sanford Health Athletic Complex

FARGO, N.D. — It was the calm before the storm at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex, as thousands of anxious runners received their materials before the Fargo Marathon. Thousands of runners have participated in the marathon over the years, and Director Mark Knutson is optimistic about the race this year. “The passion’s still there. I think the crowd support is fantastic….

Sanford Health Gives Away Free Cheer Gear for the Fargo Marathon

Cowbells, clappers, and signs are available

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re going to be cheering someone on at the Fargo Marathon this weekend, make sure you have your cheer gear ready to go! Sanford Health is giving away free cheer gear from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Sanford’s Athletic Complex near NDSU. Cowbells, clappers, and signs are available, and they will be given away on…

Kids and Families Take Part in Fargo Youth Run

Parents say it's a great way to keep kids active

FARGO, N.D. — Kids got to run in their own version of the Fargo marathon at the Youth Run ahead of the big race this weekend. Many families have been coming year after year,  so often that some kids don’t even remember how many times they’ve come. “I haven’t been keeping track,” Owen Springer, 6, said. When asked about his favorite…

Sanford Children’s Hosts Marathon for Kids With Special Health Needs

Kids got to do a variety of activities in a relaxed environment

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Children’s Medical Home put on the first annual marathon event for kids with special health needs. About 60 kids, along with their siblings and parents, gathered in the Fargodome to have a fun time in a low–stress, relaxed environment. “We wanted something fun, something they could choose, bubbles or dancing, make it fun for them, ultimately pick…