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Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K

Friday May 31, 2024

Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K

Join thousands of runners at Fargo’s 20th anniversary event for a Friday Night 5K on May 31st, now renamed The Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K after late Fargo race director. The Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K is a massive celebration of running and all things Fargo, celebrating Mark’s legacy by making his memory a part of the race he loved so dearly.

Featuring a theme of Mark’s favorite 80’s rock music and an electric atmosphere, this is a 5K you won’t want to miss. The race kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and will have you rockin’ and runnin’ from the inside out! The event is capped at 6,000 runners and will sell out prior to registration closing, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible!









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Honorary 5K Swag

To honor the incredible legacy of its late race director, the Fargo Marathon’s Friday Night 5K has been officially renamed the Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K. Along with an epic after party, 5K runners will receive an 80’s rock style short sleeve tee shirt to celebrate Mark’s favorite type of music.

location & time

Date: May 31, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Address: Concordia College
901 8th St,
Moorhead, MN 56562

Stay tuned for updates and the 2024 course map closer to race day!

post-run party

Once you cross the finish line, go the “extra mile” and celebrate with your fellow runners at the post race party! There’s no better way to end the weekend than at an epic party full of music, food, sponsors, and fun! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

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Bands on the Run

There is no need for headphones on this course! The 2024 Essentia Health Fargo Marathon will feature live bands and DJs on course to help keep the momentum going, Sponsored by BNSF Railway!

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