Spring racing returns to give runners a tour of Fargo-Moorhead

An interactive map for Saturday's marathon and half marathon courses takes participants through neighborhoods across the metro.

Runners in the Fargo Marathon pass through Viking Ship Park in the 2017 race. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Runners in the Fargo Marathon pass through Viking Ship Park in the 2017 race. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
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FARGO — The running annual tour of the Fargo-Moorhead area returns to its traditional spring date for the first time since 2019 — but not without some course adjustments.

The planned course for the 2022 Fargo Marathon has changed due to the area's rainfall recently, though runners in the 26.2-mile marathon will still visit both sides of the Red River and the three large university campuses. Meanwhile, those running the 13.1-mile half marathon will stay on the Fargo side for the duration of the event.

The interactive map below outlines the courses for the half marathon and marathon races, which begin at 7 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. Saturday, respectively. The 10K will begin at 7:20 a.m.

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Images from Saturday's Essentia Health Fargo Marathon.
Sam Westerberg wins first marathon after six previous marathon races.
One of those who finished the Fargo Marathon was Jim Simpson, an 80-year-old California man who finished in 2,122nd marathon. He retired at age 43 and needed something to channel his life.
The two winners of Saturday's Essentia Health Fargo Marathon 10K men's and women's races hail from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Hillsboro, North Dakota, just 1,311 miles apart.
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