Fargo Marathon

The tigers nest and Bhutanese dancers

Hello, this is Mark Knutson of the Fargo Marathon.

The Fargo Marathon would like to personally invite you to be a part of the inaugural Sister Marathon Peace Initiative running retreat to take place in the country of Bhutan February 28-March 6, 2018.

The week-long event features a retreat with running legend Scott Jurek and culminates with the running of the 5th annual Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon.

Join us for this exclusive trip to the mysterious, beautiful and intriguing country of Bhutan - an adventure you'll never forget!

The Fargo Marathon has only been allocated 10 slots for this great trip. If you would like to join our group, please reserve your trip with us below.

Have an amazing experience.

Fire up your sense of adventure and join the Fargo Marathon and many others in Bhutan with legendary runner and the Sister Marathon Peace Initiative. The Fargo Marathon couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this global peace effort, bringing our community together to celebrate running.

About the Fargo Marathon


Next Race:

May 18-20, 2017



Fargo, North Dakota, USA



Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 10K, 5K Walk/Run, Youth Run



True Boston Qualifier – USATF Certified Course

The Fargo Marathon is an annual marathon in Fargo, North Dakota sponsored by Scheels All Sports, which offers a Boston-qualifier Marathon, 4 person marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K and Youth Run. 

The first Fargo Marathon was held in 2005 with just over 2,400 participants.  In the years to follow, the race grew to 20,000 by 2010, and in 2014 we had over 24,000!  

In 2011 the FARGO ROCKS campaign was launched to provide Bands and Fans... every race... every mile!  

By 2012, we had over 50 live bands on the marathon and half marathon routes, and it just continued on through 2015! 

2016 marks our 12th year running - and it is going to be the BEST!  Be prepared for some exciting changes, including live bands, festivities and activities for the entire family. 

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience the Fargo Marathon has a cap of 2,500 participants in the full marathon, 7,500 in the half marathon, and 5,000 in the 10K.  The 5K and Youth Runs do not have caps on them. 

Since its inception, Fargo Marathon, Inc. has given over $500,000 to a variety of charitable efforts throughout the region. In addition, since 2012, the Fargo Marathon’s Shoes for Kids program has purchased over 4,000 pairs of Nike shoes and donated them to needy children in the community’s Elementary Schools.

Fargo Marathon, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the promotion of physical fitness and mental well-being. A portion of the monies raised by this organization are donated back to charities focused on youth related causes. 

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