As we prepare to celebrate 16 years of Rockin’ and Runnin’ in the 2020 Fargo Marathon, Thursday, August 27th, we also celebrate our youth runners who are also celebrating 16 years with us! In 2005, about 100 kids lined up at the bike path along the Red River on a Friday night to kick off the very first event of the inaugural Fargo Marathon. Fast forward to our Youth Run in 2016, and we had over 2,800 kids who took part in the Fargo Marathon Youth Run!
The 2020 Youth Run will feature two different distances of 1/2 mile and 1 mile featuring the thrills and excitement of TNT Fitness – who help prepare the kids with fun music and stretches & warm ups – and get them all ready to run!
The race is open to all children 12 and under. Parents/Guardians are welcome to run alongside their children or push them in a stroller, if necessary.
The different age groups will start in waves, so congestion is kept to a minimum and safety is our first priority!
All kids will finish inside a secured, fenced-in area, and parents/guardians will need to present a matching race bib when picking up their child(ren).