The Fargo Marathon Fargo, ND
HISTORY OF THE FARGO MARATHON
In May 2002, Fargo hosted the Scheels All Sports Run for the Children Half Marathon, and with 300 runners, it was considered a huge race. No one knew there so many people eager to run in Fargo, ND!
After three years of the Half Marathon, we asked runners if they would support a full marathon in this place we call home. “Ya, Sure….You Betcha” was all we needed to hear, and in 2005, we made the jump to a full marathon.
Our inaugural event in 2005 brought in over 2,400 participants….Uff Da! We thought that was as big as we would ever get! In the years to follow, our numbers continued to surprise us as we grew. In 2010, we hit our goal of over 20,000 people!! Uff Da!
In 2011, we started FARGO ROCKS….Bands and Fans….every race….every mile! By 2012, we had over 50 live bands on the marathon and half marathon routes, and over 24,500 participants across all of our races!!
The Fargo Marathon has turned into a Weekend Festival of Running and Rocking! As we enter our 9th year, we hope that you’ll consider taking part in one of the many events we have to offer. It’s time for you to Go Far in Fargo!