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Fargo Marathon Event Details

The Fargo Marathon returns May 28 – June 1, 2024 for its 20th anniversary with 7 live events. Find all your important race day information like details on race day parking, shuttles, packet pickup, aid/nutrition, or elite runner perks below. Just select the desired section and get ready to GO FAR at the Fargo Marathon!

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Parking & Shuttles

Parking and shuttle information is still being determined. Please check back closer to the race for updates.

Results & Photos

Free high-res photos and your race time will be emailed to all participants as soon as they cross the finish line. Check back closer to race day for a link to all results and photos.

Essentia Health & Fitness Expo

The Fargo Marathon features the two-day Essentia Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit in order to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information and interactive displays. Stay tuned for exciting updates regarding special guests, vendor lists and more!

All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag and race shirts/hoodies.

Dates:
May 30th: 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
May 31st: 12:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Location:
Concordia College Memorial Auditorium
1117 7th St S,
Moorhead, MN 56560

Stay tuned for parking information!

In order to get your packet, you will need to bring the email confirmation you received during race week that includes the unique QR code for race week. This can be printed out and/or shown on your mobile device.

If you cannot pick up your race packet before packet pickup closes Friday evening, we have two options for you:

First, you may have another person pick it up for you as long as they have the confirmation email. We do not offer packet pickup on race morning, Saturday, June 1st.

The second option is packet mailing. You can select this option during registration. It is important to note that you’ll have to pick up your race shirt and other goodies after the race. The last day to register for the packet mailing option is May 5, 2024.

Interested in becoming a vendor at the expo? Contact us at info@fargomarathon.com.

Aid Stations & Nutrition

Your experience as a runner is so important to us, and part of that experience includes an adequate number of Aid Stations (Water & Electrolytes). The full and half marathon courses in Fargo have aid stops located approximately every two miles.

Our Aid Stations have water and Mountain Berry Powerade (Thank you Coca-Cola for your continued sponsorship!). In addition to the above, we also provide GU Energy Gels to the full marathoners at approximately miles 10 and 20 and to the half marathoners at approximately mile 8.5. A variety of flavors will be available.

We also have Medical Dropout points located at mile 7, 12, 20, and 24 for full marathoners. For half marathoners, the Medical Dropout points are at mile 7, 10, and 12. Exact locations and details will be provided as we get a little closer.

Go Far Challenge

Are you someone who really likes a challenge? Then the Bell Bank Go Far Challenge is for you!

The concept is simple: run or walk the 5K on Friday evening and then run the 10K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon Saturday morning!

You’ll receive the ultimate swag kit including the 5K swag item and a finisher’s medal, the swag item and finisher’s medal from your Saturday race, an exclusive Fargo Go Far Challenge bonus item, and all the bragging rights you want!

This event was introduced in 2010 and was an instant success! Now in our 12th year, it has morphed into something big! We have limited space for 1,500, so if you’re “up to the challenge”, secure your spot and sign up now!

Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at a marathon or half marathon in the past two years, we have a couple of perks for you!

The first is a special Elite Runner Corral at the front of the pack to ensure you get a fast start right out of the gate. The second is a fully comped entry to this year’s race! Send us an email at info@fargomarathon.com to learn how to qualify for this program.

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half
Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the race to qualify. Athletes applying for elite complimentary entry will not be included in the Age Group results or awards. They will be categorized in the overall Elite results only.

Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late entries will not be accommodated. An elite complimentary entry is non-transferable and only applies to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.

Parking & Shuttles

Parking and shuttle information is still being determined. Please check back closer to the race for updates.

Aid Stations & Nutrition

Your experience as a runner is so important to us, and part of that experience includes an adequate number of Aid Stations (Water & Electrolytes). The full and half marathon courses in Fargo have aid stops located approximately every two miles.

Our Aid Stations have water and Mountain Berry Powerade (Thank you Coca-Cola for your continued sponsorship!). In addition to the above, we also provide GU Energy Gels to the full marathoners at approximately miles 10 and 20 and to the half marathoners at approximately mile 8.5. A variety of flavors will be available.

We also have Medical Dropout points located at mile 7, 12, 20, and 24 for full marathoners. For half marathoners, the Medical Dropout points are at mile 7, 10, and 12. Exact locations and details will be provided as we get a little closer.

Expo

The Fargo Marathon features the two-day Essentia Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit in order to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information and interactive displays. Stay tuned for exciting updates regarding special guests, vendor lists and more!

All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag and race shirts/hoodies.

Interested in becoming a vendor at the expo? Click here to learn more!

Packet Pick-up

Packet pickup will take place on May 30th from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm and May 31st, 12:00 pm- 6:30 pm at Concordia College Memorial Auditorium. In order to get your packet, you will need to bring the email confirmation you received during race week that includes the unique QR code for race week. This can be printed out and/or shown on your mobile device.

If you cannot pick up your race packet before packet pickup closes Friday evening, we have two options for you:

First, you may have another person pick it up for you as long as they have the confirmation email. We do not offer packet pickup on race morning, Saturday, June 1th.

The second option is bib mailing. You can select this option during registration. It is important to note that you’ll have to pick up your race shirt and other goodies after the race. The last day to register for the bib-mailing option is April 22, 2024.

Results & Photos

Free high-res photos and your race time will be emailed to all participants as soon as they cross the finish line. The link below will also be updated on race day, so be sure to check back then!

Go Far Challenge

Are you someone who really likes a challenge? Then the Bell Bank Go Far Challenge is for you!

The concept is simple: run or walk the 5K on Friday evening and then run the 10K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon Saturday morning!

You’ll receive the ultimate swag kit including the 5K swag item and a finisher’s medal, the swag item and finisher’s medal from your Saturday race, an exclusive Fargo Go Far Challenge bonus item, and all the bragging rights you want!

This event was introduced in 2010 and was an instant success! Now in our 12th year, it has morphed into something big! We have limited space for 1,500, so if you’re “up to the challenge”, secure your spot and sign up now!

Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at a marathon or half marathon in the past two years, we have a couple of perks for you!

The first is a special Elite Runner Corral at the front of the pack to ensure you get a fast start right out of the gate. The second is a fully comped entry to this year’s race! Send us an email at info@staging.fargomarathon.com to learn how to qualify for this program.

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half

Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the race to qualify. Athletes applying for elite complimentary entry will not be included in the Age Group results or awards. They will be categorized in the overall Elite results only.

Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late entries will not be accommodated. An elite complimentary entry is non-transferable and only applies to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.