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2024 20th Anniversary Fargo Marathon
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Celebrate 20 Years of Running at the Essentia Health Fargo Marathon!

America’s Best Small-Town race is back and bigger than ever for its 20th Anniversary! We’re bringing that sweet midwestern charm for a week-long celebration of running May 28 through June 1, 2024 – and there’s really nothing small about it. Because when we say celebration, we mean it! In honor of late Fargo Marathon founder Mark Knutson and his dream to make the 20th anniversary a landmark event, this year’s race and post-race party will be as legendary as he was—with live bands and a town-wide cheering section that’ll keep you moving and grooving!

Not to mention 7 total live events from the full and half marathon to the Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K, honoring the late Mark Knutson, 10K, Furgo Dog Run (woof-da), Youth Run and Cyclothon events! Will there be a party at the end? You betcha! The post-race party will be uff da hook with tons of live music, delicious food, cold beer and much more!

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event as the Fargo Marathon throws itself the best 20th birthday party ever! Grab your favorite pals (whether they’re four-legged or two) and register to run today.

The fast, flat marathon course is USATF-certified and an official Boston qualifier.

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Legendary 20th Anniversary Swag

A legendary event deserves equally epic swag, which is why we’re excited to bring our runners the best swag around for the Fargo Marathon’s 20th anniversary!

This year’s runners will receive a colorful windbreaker (Marathon & Half), stylish quarter-zip (10K), short-sleeve tee (Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K, Youth & Dog Run), or cycling jersey (Cyclothon)!

Fargo Marathon Events

Half Marathon
10K Run
5K Run
Virtual Run
Youth Run
Fargo Cyclothon
FurGo Dog Run









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