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Three words every runner loves to hear when they are registering for a race!  These three words describe the Fargo Marathon courses to a “T”!

Start with flat – if you don’t know Fargo-Moorhead, then let us help you out.  We are located in the Red River Valley….a leftover of some crazy glacier thing a long, long time ago.  Thanks to that glacier, we have a very flat terrain around here.  In fact, the biggest hills you’ll find are the underpasses in downtown!  So flat is Fargo and flat is Good!

Fast?  Well, it kind of goes with the flat, but to be a little more specific, the Fargo Marathon course has one of the higher percentages of Boston Marathon qualifying times than most marathons!  The course is designed by runners who know what is important to fellow runners!

Finally….let’s talk about friendly!  The friendly people of Fargo and Moorhead are probably one of the most important pieces of the Fargo Marathon!  Rockstar cheering fans, bands and DJs at every mile, and the absolute best aid station & medical teams give new meaning to “North Dakota & Minnesota Nice”.

The Fargo Marathon is on Saturday, May 18th starting at 7:00am.


In its 15th year, the 2019 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!


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.

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