Saturday, May 20, 2017 • Fargo, ND • Course Map
Follow a half-marathon course that takes runners through two states at the Scheels Fargo Marathon & Half Marathon, along a route that begins at the Fargodome and runs through North Dakota’s largest city and across the Red River to nearby Moorhead, Minnesota, and back.
The course is rich in history and both architectural and natural beauty, as the race unfolds through some of Fargo’s most popular tourist attractions in the city called the “Gateway to the West” since its founding back in 1871.
From the starting line near the Fargodome, the loop course for the half follows a slighty zig-zag route through town, along tree-lined streets filled with plenty of enthusiastic spectators, and past sights such as the Fargo Country Club and Rose Creek Golf Course, the Red River, the Milwaukee Bike Trail and the impressive Main Avenue Bridge downtown, which organizers say “is a sight you won’t forget.”
Run entirely along paved city streets, the half-marathon course experiences few changes in elevation throughout the 13.1 miles of the race.
Participants will definitely get a kick out of the finish line, which lies back at the Fargodome — there’s a video monitor there to display each runner crossing the finish line, so you’ll get the chance to see yourself as you complete your race, whether it’s 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, or the 5K.
Race Weather & Climate
Springtime brings some of the mildest, most pleasant temperatures of the year to the Fargo area, which normally experiences bitterly cold and snowy winters. In May, average temperatures range between 45ºF and 70ºF, and it’s also the first month of the year on average without snowfall.
- 7:00 AM – full marathon, relay
- 7:15 AM – half marathon
- 7:30 AM – 10K
- $60 – $80 for the half marathon
- $80 – $100 for the full marathon
- $40 – $60 for the 10K
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Fargo’s Scheels Fargo Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 10K or 5K race, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.
Official Race Website
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