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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…

Ready, Set, Go! Cyclothon Kicks Off the Fargo Marathon Week

Riding 15 or 26.2 miles through the streets of the valley is not a walk in the park...

FARGO, N.D. — People hopped on their bikes and zoomed off to the finish line at the Cyclothon to kick off this year’s Fargo Marathon Week. Rider’s tell us about their experience and what it feels like to be a part of the cycling crowd. They tightened their helmets, tied their sneakers and waited for their countdown. “I’m pumped this…

What You Should Do The Week Before You Run the Big Race

People at Fargo Running Company say it's important to pay attention for the weather and be prepared for anything and everything

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Marathon is only a week away and whether you’ve been running for years or preparing for your first race, there are some things you should be doing this week. People at Fargo Running Company say it’s important to pay attention for the weather and be prepared for anything and everything. Have multiple clothing options and…

MSUM Dance Marathon Hosts Holiday Blood Drive

A blood drive was hosted by MSUM Dance Marathon and United Blood Services

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at MSUM are helping save lives this holiday season by donating blood. A blood drive was hosted by MSUM Dance Marathon and United Blood Services. UBS hosts blood drives throughout the community nearly every day to keep up with the supply needed for the 70 hospitals in the area that they support. During the holidays, UBS…

From Dance Floor to the Streets: Woman Sets Record for Running Marathon in Heels

She now holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in heels, making the cutoff by just two minutes

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Finishing a marathon is an accomplishment in itself. But try doing one in high heels. Irene Sewell of Tennessee did just that in seven hours and 28 minutes. She now holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in heels, making the cutoff by just two minutes. She used six different pairs of shoes to finish…

Puzzle FM Raising Money to Help Owen Anderson Run a Marathon

A local business holds "A Day for Owen" to help his fundraiser

FARGO, ND — A local puzzle room business is helping a young disabled boy run the Fargo Marathon next year. The “Day for Owen” at Puzzled FM was dedicated to Owen Anderson, a child who lives with blindness, autism and Crohn’s disease. Family members told us all money spent at the business on this day will help the Anderson’s buy…

If You’re Headed to the Twin Cities, Save Extra Time for a Potential Traffic Nightmare

I-35W between downtown Minneapolis and Crosstown Highway 62 will be shut down Friday night through Monday morning.

  MINNEAPOLIS — If you are headed to the Twin Cities this weekend, prepare yourself for a traffic nightmare. I-35W between downtown Minneapolis and Crosstown Highway 62 will be shut down Friday night through Monday morning. More than 100,000 people are expected to take in a Vikings game, a Twins game and the Twin Cities Marathon, all on Sunday. Gov….

Zorbaz Kicks Off Beardsley Marathon with Inaugural Dog Run

Runners and their favorite furry friends ran a 1.5 mile course, which finished at People's Park

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes is kicking off Dick Beardsley Marathon Week with the inaugural dog run! Runners and their favorite furry friends ran a 1.5 mile course, which finished at People’s Park. Humans participating got a Dog Run Finisher Shirt and all dogs got a dog tag medal and a Zorbaz bandanna. Registration for the run…

The Fargo Marathon Attracts Runners From All Fifty States

One man checks Fargo off his list of running a marathon in every state

FARGO, N.D. — There are a total of 750 marathons scheduled in the United States throughout 2017 including the one right here in Fargo.  For some, this sparked a challenging goal — running a marathon in all 50 states. At the Fargo Marathon, there were multiple runners who were here to do just that. Al Navidi, a runner from Washington…