There is still time for walkers and runners to kick off summer with the Fargo 5k marathon

So far, 3,000 people have already signed up for the event.

5K Fargo Marathon
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FARGO — Marathon week kicks off on Monday, May 15, with bike race, a dog run on Tuesday, a kids race Thursday, a 5k on Friday and the half-full-10k race on Saturday.

Fargo Marathon Executive Director Mark Knutson said this will be the best 5k course the marathon has ever had.

The 60-minute course will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, in the Fargodome. From there, runners will go through a new route at North Dakota State University and end back at the Fargodome.

Knutson said it will be a route anyone can do.

"We have people pushing kids in little baby strollers and I've had a 92-year-old man run the race too, so it's wide open to anybody," Knutson said.


In about a week, they are looking to complete their goal of having 4,000 or more participants to come out and celebrate the warm weather. Ten years ago they had 7,000 to 8,000 participants. Knuston said their making their way back up from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It's beautiful out, it's a good night for a walk — take you about 60 minutes if you want to walk it, if you want to run it, whatever you want to do, " Knutson said.

Registration for the 5k marathon will remain open on their website until Thursday, May 18.

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