The Fargo Marathon

Week of May 15-20, 2017

Fast, Fun & Friendly!


True Boston Qualifier!


Whole Week of Events!


The Largest Kid's Race!


Youth Run FAQ's


Below are frequently asked questions concerning the annual Fargo Marathon Youth Run. We hope the information below answers all of your questions. If not, please send an email HERE

Q. What are the events for the Youth Run?

A: The 2017 Youth Run events include a ½-Mile Run and a 1-Mile Run. Children are free to choose whichever race they want to run. We are encouraging kids to run in only one of the races.

Q. What is the cost for the Youth Run?

A: The cost is $10 per child. If an adult (parent or other) wants to run with the child, there is no extra charge. The proceeds from the Youth Run benefit local Youth Charities such as the Sanford Children's Hospital or the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm. Registration is required.

Q. How do we register?

A: There are three ways to register:

BY MAIL: Please postmark by early May to ensure we receive the registration form. The registration form can be downloaded HERE.

ONLINE: Sign up securely at Registration by early May to guarantee a packet is prepared. CLICK HERE to REGISTER ONLINE

ON SITE: At the Fargodome Wednesday and Thursday of Fargo Marathon Week. For hours and location of the Youth Runs registration and packet pick-up, refer to Weekend Schedule of Events.

Q. Why do you ask for an email address and cell phone number on the registration form?

A: The e-mail address is to alert you of any updates, including when photos are available from the run which you may want to purchase. The cell phone number is in case we need to reach you during the event, for example, if you get separated from your child. You can place your cell phone number on the back of your child’s race bib number. Your email and phone number will only be used for these purposes and will not be shared for any outside solicitation.

Q. What time does the Youth Run begin and how long does it last?

A: First of all, all runners must be registered by 4:30 p.m. at the Fargodome Youth Run Registration Booth. At 5:30 pm, youth runners (and any parent participants) will be lined up in their particular age group and race wave.  

Each age grouping (as designated below) will take off in “waves" (youngest to oldest), coordinated by the Youth Run Volunteer Staff. Each age group will complete their race before the next "wave" begins their run. Due to number of race participants in the specific age groups, there may be a need to combine age groups for a particular race - this will be at the discretion of the Youth Run Volunteer Staff.

Please note that all races are fluid processes and slight alterations to the process or route may occur on the actual race day. Be sure to arrive early for line-up and final instructions on race day. Race start times below are approximations.

Q. What are the age groups and how do we find the appropriate one?

A: All runners will line up within their respective age group on the south side outside the Fargodome, with the youngest age group starting first. Look for posted signs to find the appropriate age group.





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