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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…

Social Distancing: Running An Experiment

How Easy Is It To Keep Social Distancing When You Get Out For Fresh Air

  If you’re feeling cabin fever a bit while you’re social distancing, it’s still perfectly fine to head outside for a bit. You’re not under house arrest. And I did a little experiment to see how easy it is to stay far enough away from people when you’re out and about. I strapped a GoPro to my chest for my…

Runners Race to Raise Awareness About Addiction

Money Raised For The Race Will Be Given To The First Step Recovery Program

MOORHEAD, Minn. –While runners were getting set for the big 5k run, one woman on the sidelines is jogging her own memories of the addiction she beat over a decade ago. “I entered this program myself 11 years ago, and I have been sober the entire 11 years, and it’s a great program I recommend it to people and if…

People Celebrating Civically Active Women and Those Running for Office at Nation’s First Nonpartisan 5K

Over 500 people ran in Washington D.C. while people from 25 other states were signed up virtually to run in their home towns

FARGO, N.D. — The country’s first nonpartisan 5K celebrating women getting civically active and running for office is happening nationwide. Those who put together the Courage to Run 5K say democracy is a marathon. Whether you are looking to run a physical race or a political race, you need a focused mindset, heartfelt vision and physical endurance. Over 500 people…

Third Annual Michael Kaspari Recovery Run/Walk Reminds People Overcoming Addiction is Possible

It raised about $30,000 for the Village First Step Recovery Program

FARGO, N.D. — More than 200 people laced up their sneakers for the third annual Michael Kaspari Memorial Recovery 5k Run and Walk. The Village’s First Step Recovery Program started putting on the race as a way to celebrate addiction recovery. It’s also a way for the mental health clinic to highlight their free family recovery clinic. The run/walk raised almost…

“Home Run Walk” Raises Money for Roger Maris Cancer Center

Walkers and runners get doused in color as they finish the walk to raise money for cancer research

FARGO, N.D. — It’s not your typical run; hundreds of people had a colorful morning as they helped raise money for the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center. Most at the run have a personal connection to the fight against cancer. They either know someone or have lost someone to the disease. “I had a sister-in-law, her name was Ashley, she was…

“61 for 61” Events Benefit Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center

Funds raised will go towards a variety of programs

FARGO, N.D. –Sanford is having several activities this weekend as part of their “61 for 61” events that benefit the Roger Maris Cancer Center. Today, they had a radio–thon with 107.9 The Fox, a local radio station. Funds raised during all the events will go towards support programs, amenities for patients, clinical research, and training for staff. The fundraiser is…

Becker County Law Enforcement Officers Host Annual Run for Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Torch Run for Special Olympics is a way for officers to participate in an international organization for those with special needs. The torch run started on Highway 10 near the Clay County border and finished at the Otter…

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…

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…