Overall Rating
Overall Rating (120 Reviews)
4.6
(120 Ratings)(120 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
3.9
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4.5
The Fargo Marathon is in its 13th year of running in 2017! 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 … MORE
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    Runner74 FIRST-TIMER '17

    You can park your car next to the dome, the start/finish. Makes things easy. The course was flat with pretty good crowd support. Many bands playing along the way. They … MORE

    You can park your car next to the dome, the start/finish. Makes things easy. The course was flat with pretty good crowd support. Many bands playing along the way. They actually gave me a boost. Race is big enough that I was never running alone but not so big that it’s takes hours to get to the start. They finish inside the dome is amazing. Lots people in the stands cheering. This is my favorite marathon out of the 4 that I done and The only one that had cookie dough at the finish!

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    Amy FIRST-TIMER '17

    Beautiful course winding through residential streets of Fargo with huge trees that make a canopy over the street with their branches. It was like running through a tunnel, dappled with … MORE

    Beautiful course winding through residential streets of Fargo with huge trees that make a canopy over the street with their branches. It was like running through a tunnel, dappled with sunlight and shade. Fargo is such a cute little town. It was my first time there and I was pleasantly surprised Pockets of terrific cheering fans, kids lined up everywhere for high fives. Bands or DJs lined the streets every 1/2 mile or so. Several medical tents throughout the course and water stations every 2 miles. Helpful staff at the expo helped us out-of-towners find restaurants and our way around. It’s awesome to start and finish indoors, where it’s warm and dry, a huge plus when spring weather is unpredictable. Additionally, hot showers were available at the dome, which is nice if you were going to there a while. And although there were a lot of people, it did not feel crowded in the Fargodome. The medal this year is stunning and catapulted to one of my favorites. I will definitely run Fargo again. Maybe next year I’ll do the full.

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    montypytho17 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Really flat and easy course with pretty decent crowd support. The bands are a welcome addition and fun to see. Race morning is smooth as silk. Medals are awesome, shirt … MORE

    Really flat and easy course with pretty decent crowd support. The bands are a welcome addition and fun to see. Race morning is smooth as silk. Medals are awesome, shirt logo was so-so.

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    RodL REPEAT RUNNER '17

    FargoDome start and finish is amazing. No weather worries waiting for the start. Expo is very good! Crowd support is outstanding! Plenty of bands and music! MORE

    FargoDome start and finish is amazing. No weather worries waiting for the start. Expo is very good! Crowd support is outstanding! Plenty of bands and music!

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    Rachel Tuel FIRST-TIMER '17

    I loved this race - they had plenty of water stations to get you through and the crowd/fan support along the route was incredible. Fargo definitely knows how to host … MORE

    I loved this race – they had plenty of water stations to get you through and the crowd/fan support along the route was incredible. Fargo definitely knows how to host an event and the whole city gets involved to make sure you feel welcome and have a great experience! Way to go Fargo!

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    Sarah FIRST-TIMER '17

    Flat course, perfect for beginners, great neighborhoods, water stations every 2 miles, tons of snacks at the end! I did the 5k/10k GoFar Challenge and received 3 finishers medals! MORE

    Flat course, perfect for beginners, great neighborhoods, water stations every 2 miles, tons of snacks at the end! I did the 5k/10k GoFar Challenge and received 3 finishers medals!

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    Brianna REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The course was relatively flat and the weather was perfect, cloudy and 40-50 and I think that helped me crush my previous PR by almost 10 minutes. I do have … MORE

    The course was relatively flat and the weather was perfect, cloudy and 40-50 and I think that helped me crush my previous PR by almost 10 minutes. I do have a few comments, they ran out of safety pins at packet pickup, I’ve ran over 30 races and this was a first for me. Not a huge negative but something to note as we had to go to Target to buy safety pins. If it was a home race it would have been no big deal as I have millions of safety pins at home but we traveled 3 1/2 hours for this race. Also their finisher “sweathshirts” are not sweatshirts, they are long sleeved hooded tshirts material. Very nice, but not as expected. I would like to say that I very much enjoyed this race, will run again and again! Start and finish was wonderful, it was nice to be able to stay warm while waiting for the start in the Fargo Dome. Great aid stations and a huge medal. Overall very impressed with this race. This is my 8th marathon.

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    fargodirtybirds REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This course is pretty flat but there are many turns, which can slow you down a bit. The weather can be a little unpredictable as well with race tim temperatures … MORE

    This course is pretty flat but there are many turns, which can slow you down a bit. The weather can be a little unpredictable as well with race tim temperatures from the 30’s to the 70’s. Love the crowds that cheer you on no matter how fast or slow you are. Love this race!

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    Melissa FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was seriously the best race I've participated in to date! The people and atmosphere was breathtaking. It was beyond cool to watch the Marathoners run their race and watch … MORE

    This was seriously the best race I’ve participated in to date! The people and atmosphere was breathtaking. It was beyond cool to watch the Marathoners run their race and watch the 1st place person cross that finish line! I will be doing this year after year for the coming years!!

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    Brendamehr FIRST-TIMER '17

    Awesome to start and end in fargodome. Excellent water and Powerade every 2 miles. Good fan support- excellent course with minimal hills. Music and bands every few miles helped break … MORE

    Awesome to start and end in fargodome. Excellent water and Powerade every 2 miles. Good fan support- excellent course with minimal hills. Music and bands every few miles helped break up the miles. Would definitely run again!!!

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    Kelly FIRST-TIMER '17

    What is really nice is the starting line is inside the Fargo dome so you aren't standing outside waiting for the race. It was well ran. Never felt crowded for … MORE

    What is really nice is the starting line is inside the Fargo dome so you aren’t standing outside waiting for the race.
    It was well ran. Never felt crowded for the number of participants. Awesome expo. Great parking. Flat route with lots of people cheering.

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    RunMN REPEAT RUNNER '15

    This is my 5th consecutive year running the Fargo Marathon. As always, it's a good time and you can't beat the atmosphere of Fargo. Some of the best crowd support … MORE

    This is my 5th consecutive year running the Fargo Marathon. As always, it’s a good time and you can’t beat the atmosphere of Fargo. Some of the best crowd support and variation in residential, downtown, and city scenery.

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    RunMN REPEAT RUNNER '17

    One of the best races I've ran with the best crowd support. The weather does play a factor and can vary from year to year as I've ran it in … MORE

    One of the best races I’ve ran with the best crowd support. The weather does play a factor and can vary from year to year as I’ve ran it in years that it was 40 degrees and years that it was 80 degrees and humid. Rain can also be a factor. However, this has never deterred me from running Fargo! Supreme race organization and I’ve always witnessed smooth race operations.

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    Melissa Wiseman FIRST-TIMER '17

    As of this year, I have completed every run Fargo offers...and have never been disappointed. Fun expo...well staffed water stations...great people...lots of parking...great swag...a beautiful course through parks, downtown, residential...FOOD … MORE

    As of this year, I have completed every run Fargo offers…and have never been disappointed. Fun expo…well staffed water stations…great people…lots of parking…great swag…a beautiful course through parks, downtown, residential…FOOD (even for the back of the pack)…I don’t have anything negative to say about this race! I will be back!

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    Juliekorkowski REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Love the start and finish inside of the Fargo Dome! Flat, easy, and smooth course with lots of spectators cheering you on through the whole course! Post run food is … MORE

    Love the start and finish inside of the Fargo Dome! Flat, easy, and smooth course with lots of spectators cheering you on through the whole course! Post run food is great! The swag bag is amazing, as well as, the pre race pickup and expo!

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    brandy0823 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Always a fun race. Lots of spectators and bands along the run. Swag is great, I run for the bling and this medal is always great! My only complaint is … MORE

    Always a fun race. Lots of spectators and bands along the run. Swag is great, I run for the bling and this medal is always great! My only complaint is trying to get to the start line. I didn’t feel there was adequate signage telling me where to go. It seemed every entrance I tried using to get to the floor was taped off. Once I actually found an open entrance it was backed up with participants that were racing after me and trying to squeeze thru them to get to the floor resulted was tough. I know I wasn’t the only one with this issue because several people were following me. Other than that great race!

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    Amber REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Run Fargo! I can't think of a race that gives out better swag. I've ran the half and 10K and both courses are flat. I love that the whole Fargo … MORE

    Run Fargo!
    I can’t think of a race that gives out better swag. I’ve ran the half and 10K and both courses are flat. I love that the whole Fargo community comes out and cheers on the runners.

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    Droop99 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Its a really fun atmosphere and race course. Very flat with lots of local support and interest. Anyone looking to run a 10K, Half or full marathon and wants to … MORE

    Its a really fun atmosphere and race course. Very flat with lots of local support and interest. Anyone looking to run a 10K, Half or full marathon and wants to enjoy themselves and have support doing it this is the race you need to look at signing up for.

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    3farmkids FIRST-TIMER '17

    As a first-timer, I don't have anything to compare to, but the swag was good, the race on time, and the crowd was awesome. Talking to others, everyone seemed to … MORE

    As a first-timer, I don’t have anything to compare to, but the swag was good, the race on time, and the crowd was awesome. Talking to others, everyone seemed to agree that the crowd is best in Fargo. I’ll run it again.

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    Tsharp FIRST-TIMER '17

    This face was very well organized with only a few small inclines, the largest being an underpass. The spectators were awesome and the pub crawl after was just as much … MORE

    This face was very well organized with only a few small inclines, the largest being an underpass. The spectators were awesome and the pub crawl after was just as much fun.

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