This year's edition has been cancelled
Join Fargo Marathon
The Fargo Marathon is a popular race with a great atmosphere and highly enjoyable course which takes you through the best neighborhoods and the historic streets. Both the marathon and Fargo Half Marathon are flat and fast in case you are after your new personal best or a qualification for Boston. The electrifying atmosphere will boost your energy right from the start at the Fargodome with 15,000 cheering fans sending you for a great running experience. More spectators and over 40 bands and DJ’s line the streets of the Fargo Marathon course providing a lot of fun and entertainment to keep you going all the way to the finish line inside the rousing Fargodome.
The Fargo Marathon is best described as Flat, Fast, Friendly & Fun… with an emphasis on Friendly & Fun!
The Fargo Marathon courses are what makes our races unique! Each course visits great neighborhoods, running paths with the marathon and half marathon courses going through downtown Fargo and historic 8th and 9th streets! Of course, all of the races are fast, flat and friendly!
Fargo Marathon course is going to be something special! Starting from inside the Fargodome, surrounded by 15,000 cheering fans and spectators, the marathoners will take off and first get into the quiet, tree-lined streets of north Fargo.
It’s over 40 bands and DJ’s that will line the course! Expect tons of fun and entertainment to keep you going through those 26.2 miles!
As always, the Fargo Marathon is a USATF Certified Course – and is a Boston Qualifier!
Finish inside the Fargodome with a huge jumbotron and thousands of screaming fans! No better way to complete your marathon than by being inside the dome!
directions_runStart Address: 1800 N University Dr, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
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Visit the Fargo/Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau for a complete listing of the available hotels, dining options and entertainment hot spots! Want to experience Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo like never before? The CVB is your top resource!
After Race Services
There are showers available for your use inside the Fargodome. These are located just in the hallway that runs parallel to the finish line chute. Signs will be set up to help you find them.
The runner’s experience is very important to us, and part of that experience includes an adequate number of Aid Stations (Water & Electrolytes). The full and half marathon courses in Fargo have these stop located approximately every two miles.Our Aid Stations have water and Mountain Berry Powerade (Thank you Coca-Cola for your continued sponsorship!). In addition to the above, we also provide GU Gels to the full marathoners at approximately mile 10 & 20 and to the half marathoners at approximately mile 8.5. A variety of flavors will be available, including chocolate, salted caramel, strawberry banana, and vanilla.We also have Medical Dropout points located at mile 7, 12, 20, & 24 for the full marathoners. For the half marathoners, the Medical Dropout points are at mile 7, 10, & 12.
All marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and Youth Run finishers receive a medal as well as all Cyclothon and Furgo Dog Run finishers. The medal will be different for each event.
Bags will be available for all participants…and, of course, the Bag Drop! If you are running the 10K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon, you can take advantage of the UPS Bag Drop to store your personal belongings during your run!
The full marathon course will be open for 7 hours, equivalent to a 16 minute/mile pace. The half marathon course will be open for 4 hours, equivalent to an 18 minute/mile pace. There will be a support vehicle traveling behind the slowest finishers.
There is excellent parking at the Fargodome and surrounding areas, we also have a shuttle bus service.
Powerade (Mountain Berry Blast) is the official sports drink of the marathon. GU will be available at mile 7 on the half marathon course and at miles 6 & 20 on the full marathon course. Water stations are located approximately every 2 miles on the course.
We use disposable chips that are attached to your bib. They do not need to be turned in after the race. They should also not be torn off your bib.
For our friends from out of town or for those people who don’t want to hassle with looking for parking spots on marathon morning, we are pleased to provide race day shuttle bus transportation sponsored by the Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo Convention and Visitors Bureau, from various locations throughout Fargo/West Fargo & Moorhead to the Fargodome. Below are the current locations from where shuttle buses will be picking up people.Shuttle buses will depart from the above locations 5:00am on Saturday morning and will continue until 7:00am.Shuttle buses will also be taking runners back to these locations (leaving from the Fargodome) on a regular basis from 11:00am until 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon.All runners with a bib number are allowed on the bus at no charge.
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