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Fargo Youth Run

Thursday May 30, 2024

Celebrating 19 Years of Youth Runners

As we prepare to celebrate 20 fantastic years of Rockin’ and Runnin’ at the 2024 Fargo Marathon, Thursday, May 30, we also celebrate our youth runners who are celebrating 19 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 2024 Youth Run will offer both 1/2 mile and 1-mile distances featuring the thrills and excitement of TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics who help prepare the kids with fun music, stretches, and warm ups to get them 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. Safety is our first priority! All kids will finish inside a secured, fenced-in area.









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Youth Run Swag

Even the smallest Fargo runners can celebrate the 20th anniversary event in style with their own Youth Run cotton tee and commemorative finisher’s medal!

location & time

Date: May 30, 2024 Time: 6:30 p.m. Address: Downtown Fargo 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 in downtown Fargo! There’s no better way to end the weekend than at an epic party full of music, food, cold beer, and fun! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

Event Info





Packet Pick-up

Results & Photos

Go Far Challenge

Elite Runner Perks

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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