Mark Knutson

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,”…

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 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…

Bloated Red River Forces Course Changes For Fargo Mini Marathon This Weekend

Events are planned for both Friday and Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — The recent snowstorm and rainfall is taking a toll on the upcoming Fargo Mini Marathon. A large section of the half marathon course along the Red River is flooded. Marathon organizers are still working out the final details on the new route. Events are planned for both Friday and Saturday. The half marathon, 10K and 5K will…

The Fargo Marathon’s Annual FurGO Dog Run Continues to Grow in Paw-pularity

The run gives owners and their furry friends the opportunity to run along a 1.5 mile course

FARGO, N.D. — The FurGo Dog Run, one of the Fargo Marathon’s newest events, is back for a third straight year. The 1.5 mile course is certainly giving people something to bark about. Since its start in 2016, the event has grown in paw-pularity. “The first year we were pretty surprised,” director Mark Knutson said. “We had had about 400 dogs….

Cleaning Up After The Fargo Marathon

Thousands of Racers Came to Fargo From All 50 States

FARGO, N.D. – Runners came to town and conquered the 13th annual Fargo Marathon and now it’s time to clean up. Fargo Marathon organizers say crews cleaned up about 80% of the race’s aftermath on Saturday. “Do Not Park” signs that were put up late Friday night typically stay up until the day after. Bits of trash remained along the…

Warm Up Your Valentine

Get fit and get friendly at the 5K/10K Cupid's Chase.

    When it’s cold outside and you’re looking to warm up your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, there’s no better way than to do it with the Cupid Chase. The 5k and 10k run is an early-season warmup to the Fargo Marathon sponsored by Essentia Health , and organizer Mark Knutson dropped by to visit with us live in-studio on…