Overall Rating
Overall Rating (258 Reviews)
4.7
(258 Ratings)(258 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.4
SCENERY
3.9
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.5
With a week full of events, the Fargo Marathon is bound to have something for everyone. From the Cyclothon, Furgo Dog Run, Largest Kid’s Race, 5K Walk/Run, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Relays, there is a distance for all! … MORE
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    amyeliz70 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Great swag, organized, nice expo, friendly great crowd support. Run some event here every year. I like the challenge, Friday night 5k in Addition to a Saturday event. MORE

    Great swag, organized, nice expo, friendly great crowd support. Run some event here every year. I like the challenge, Friday night 5k in Addition to a Saturday event.

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    katherine.nelson15 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I've participated in the Fargo Marathon (both half and full marathon) several years now and I always love coming back! The course is nice and flat, good scenery, good crowds … MORE

    I’ve participated in the Fargo Marathon (both half and full marathon) several years now and I always love coming back! The course is nice and flat, good scenery, good crowds and signs and plenty of good snacks at the end! Also very nice to start and finish inside.

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    bgruenberg FIRST-TIMER '16

    The Fargo Marathon events are so well organized and always run smoothly! I love all of the support and entertainment that is spread throughout the race course! I will definitely … MORE

    The Fargo Marathon events are so well organized and always run smoothly! I love all of the support and entertainment that is spread throughout the race course! I will definitely do this race again in the future!

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    Trace REPEAT RUNNER '18

    have run the 10K, 1/2 marathon, and the 4 person relay,, all fun to run, the course is full of senery and is a pretty flat course, so not too … MORE

    have run the 10K, 1/2 marathon, and the 4 person relay,, all fun to run, the course is full of senery and is a pretty flat course, so not too hard. The pre and post race events are worth the run, although after being involved with this event, I have enough bags,,, would be nice to shake it up a bit on the swag,,

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    jschulz2789 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Fun and flat! This was my first marathon and would like to continue to run this each year. The course is well marked, offers the best route possible in the … MORE

    Fun and flat! This was my first marathon and would like to continue to run this each year. The course is well marked, offers the best route possible in the fargo moorhead area. No hills!!!

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    ehperry8 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Flat course. Not many spectators. Love that the race starts inside. Plenty of restrooms. Awesome finishers medal with Bible Verse on the back. MORE

    Flat course. Not many spectators. Love that the race starts inside. Plenty of restrooms. Awesome finishers medal with Bible
    Verse on the back.

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    Brad REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Starting in the Fargodome is incredible. Then heading to North Fargo made the first six miles fly by. From there you cross the river and follow the river to Moorhead … MORE

    Starting in the Fargodome is incredible. Then heading to North Fargo made the first six miles fly by. From there you cross the river and follow the river to Moorhead State and Concordia campus’s. From there you head to a park on the river and cross back into Fargo into another park. On mile 18 is where the race race really gets exciting where both sides of the streets are packed with fans all the way through mile 26.2. At Mile 23 you enter downtown on Broadway past the Fargo Theatre and start heading back to the Fargo dome one of the coolest finish you will ever experience. Awesome course, Awesome fans, Awesome Medals, Awesome Swag!

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    OKahrs FIRST-TIMER '18

    Well organized. Great community participation! Spectators on every block! Music along the course almost every mile. The Expo prior to the race is a can’t miss event. There were neat … MORE

    Well organized. Great community participation! Spectators on every block! Music along the course almost every mile. The Expo prior to the race is a can’t miss event. There were neat photo ops and plenty of opportunity for SWAG.

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    reigstadkf FIRST-TIMER '08

    A very fast and flat marathon, with a very friendly atmosphere and lots of spectators throughout the course. Bonus was lefse served around mile 19! MORE

    A very fast and flat marathon, with a very friendly atmosphere and lots of spectators throughout the course. Bonus was lefse served around mile 19!

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    SGODDARD191 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Nice flat race course, but you cannot use it to run seriously. Right at the start line, people stopped right in front of me to take a selfie. Strollers and … MORE

    Nice flat race course, but you cannot use it to run seriously. Right at the start line, people stopped right in front of me to take a selfie. Strollers and walkers jammed the first half mile and I wasn’t going to weave in and out like I did in 2012 5k. Way too congested with people who were more interested in taking pictures than running it. If you like to run with your kids than this is the race for you, but if you want to run serious and try to PR, try another race.

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    Overall he was happy. Didn’t pr but great experience. Weather was fine. He has been in worse conditions. Swag was good but more would be good :). Great medal and … MORE

    Overall he was happy. Didn’t pr but great experience. Weather was fine. He has been in worse conditions. Swag was good but more would be good :). Great medal and amazing volunteers. I want to run this in 2019. I’m a 50 stater and this would be my 25th State! I’m from Cincinnati.

    Thanks.

    Greg Jones
    [email protected]

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    rodloran REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I have run Fargo for 13 years and it’s my springtime must run!! Having done both the Half and Full Marathon the excitement is sun matched. From the Expo to … MORE

    I have run Fargo for 13 years and it’s my springtime must run!! Having done both the Half and Full Marathon the excitement is sun matched. From the Expo to spectators to a fun filled day t’s an awesome fun event.

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    lberkowitz REPEAT RUNNER '06

    Very well organized, good course, well staffed. Nice expo with variety of products. Very friendly community. Lots of course support. Watch the movie Fargo, but don't expect them to talk … MORE

    Very well organized, good course, well staffed. Nice expo with variety of products. Very friendly community. Lots of course support. Watch the movie Fargo, but don’t expect them to talk the same! Hotels, etc. very accessible. I have done this multiple times.

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    DaleH REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The start area corral was not as organized as previous years. Was not able to reach the pace runner. I assume this will be fixed as the previous 3 years … MORE

    The start area corral was not as organized as previous years. Was not able to reach the pace runner. I assume this will be fixed as the previous 3 years were well organized.

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    brethemeier FIRST-TIMER '17

    I finally got to experience the Fargo Marathon! What an energized atmosphere and everything I have ever heard about the hype of this run was more than true! Bands playing, … MORE

    I finally got to experience the Fargo Marathon! What an energized atmosphere and everything I have ever heard about the hype of this run was more than true! Bands playing, Gatorade stations and bathrooms as often as you could ever need on the route of the Run, and all the various foods and drinks you could imagine for the runners when they get back! I can’t wait for the next one!! I appreciated all the fans, family, and general public that held up signs and cheered us along the entire route!

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    SlothRunnerJenn REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I had ran every distance in Fargo besides the marathon and I wouldn’t have picked any other location for my first 26.2. I have run races in other states and … MORE

    I had ran every distance in Fargo besides the marathon and I wouldn’t have picked any other location for my first 26.2. I have run races in other states and none of them come close to the atmosphere Fargo provides! If you don’t like hills and love cheering-you will LOVE Fargo. Entire neighborhoods having parties to cheer on participants. Hands down my favorite place to run!

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    jakem1 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I've done the relay a few times and it has been great each time. It's fun to go around to each checkpoint. Lots of bands and great fans cheering the … MORE

    I’ve done the relay a few times and it has been great each time. It’s fun to go around to each checkpoint. Lots of bands and great fans cheering the whole way. Fun to finish as a team together inside the Fargodome. Also great swag and fun post race festivities.

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    NicoleBorrego FIRST-TIMER '18

    Starting in the Dome is great. The neighborhoods are full of people cheering everyone on! I recommend this race to first timers as well as repeat marathoners. I am looking … MORE

    Starting in the Dome is great. The neighborhoods are full of people cheering everyone on! I recommend this race to first timers as well as repeat marathoners. I am looking forward to running it again!

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    eerds REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The Fargo Marathon consists of a week of activities culminating with the Marathon on Saturday. The weather is typically ideal around 55F and overcast. However, North Dakota is notorious for … MORE

    The Fargo Marathon consists of a week of activities culminating with the Marathon on Saturday. The weather is typically ideal around 55F and overcast. However, North Dakota is notorious for wind, so be prepared to draft. The Underarmor swag bags and big medals are great, and there are runners of numerous skill levels so running alone isn’t something to worry about. The aid stations, bathrooms, and medical locations are standard and the music along the course is quite good. The community really gets behind this race. Improvement: The fastest pacer I think this year was 3:10 or 3:15.
    I’d really appreciate a 3:05 pacer, but there were still runners that made a pack at that pace I joined. Hint: when parking at the Fargodome, skip the big line of cars going into the first parking lot and go to the otherside of the Fargodome. There’s no line, which I still don’t get. Happy running

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    MarathonCat REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I am a Charter Member of the Fargo Marathon, having run every full marathon since it started. It is well organized. The title sponsor goes all out for the expo … MORE

    I am a Charter Member of the Fargo Marathon, having run every full marathon since it started. It is well organized. The title sponsor goes all out for the expo and in the past there were very good speakers at the expo. (there were no speakers in 2018). They have been changing the route a bit every few years – which makes it more interesting for those who come back. The recent start and finish inside the Fargodome have worked really well and are appreciated on cold/windy/rainy mornings. They seem to have a thing for neon participant shirts (not my style) but they also give a nice bag and the finisher medals seem to get bigger and heavier every year. The post race snacks are good and even include pizza. Another nice perk is that you can shower for free in the Fargodome after – which is excellent if you are not staying a 2nd night at a hotel. The course is flat, but you can often face tough headwinds – so train for wind, as you never know what the weather will be like – has ranged from just above freezing to very hot and humid. The course goes through nice neighbourhoods, includes several little out/back loops so you can see who is in front of and behind you and I think it is Minnesota State University Moorhead (someone can correct me if I am wrong) has one of the best cheering support stations I have run through (you run a little loop with all the cheering and excitement and almost wish you could stay). Next year will be the 15th year, so I suspect there will be some new surprises.

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