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Fargo Marathon ready to make return in late September

The Fargo Marathon is making its highly anticipated return to the city later this month, though the number of runners is expected to be lower than years prior.

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The official starting line for the 2019 Fargo Marathon at Fargodome. Forum file photo
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FARGO — While last year's Fargo Marathon took place virtually, this year's iteration will make a return to in-person running.

Though the marathon usually takes place in May, it will start at 7:30 a.m., Saturday September 25th this year.

"Last year was virtual for obvious reasons. In a normal year, when we have our event in May, you know, we're typically around 15,000 people. This year, we're going to be down probably around 10," said Mark Knutson, executive director of the Fargo Marathon.

Knutson owed the dip in expected participants to it being held later in the year and the still-present pandemic.

However, he said, it will be great for the community to have it back.

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"I think the community's pretty, pretty stoked about it. We send letters out to the people that live on the course and we have bands out there and we have parties and the buzz around town is that people are really excited to have this happening again," said Knutson.

Those still interested in signing up for the marathon can do so by visiting fargomarathon.com/schedule/ .

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