Saturday, October 20, 2018 • Fargo, ND • Course Map
More than 1,200 runners crossed the finish line in all races combined at the 2014 Fargo Mini Marathon, which unfolds along an out-and-back route through two states (North Dakota and Minnesota) back and forth along the Red River here on the state line for most of the race’s 13.1 miles.
Now set for its 11th annual running this fall, the race follows a similar course to the one used in its previous three years, a race route that starts at the Fargo Scheels Arena near the city’s downtown and takes runners on a north-south route that keeps runners in North Dakota for the first and last section of the race, while crossing the bridge over the river into Minnesota for the middle section.
The course features stretches that run past several of Moorhead, Minnesota’s city parks along the course, including runs past Lindenwood Park, Riverfront Park, and Oak Grove Park, where runners make the turnaround and head back northward along the route they’ve just run.
In addition to the half marathon, 10K and 5K races for adults, the event also hosts a pair of “Mini Milers” races for kids, with a 1K and a 2K race that start following the other races.
Race Weather & Climate
Known for its often harshly cold winters and warm, sometimes hot and humid summers, the city of Fargo in easternmost North Dakota typically experiences mild to cool and occasionally cold weather conditions in the early fall season.
On race day (Oct. 13), the average low is 36ºF and the average high is 58ºF.
- 2017 Fargo Mini Marathon Results
- 2016 Fargo Mini Marathon Results
- 2015 Fargo Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Fargo Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Fargo Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Fargo Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – 5K
- 8:15 AM – 10K
- 8:30 AM – half marathon
- $50 – $65 for the half marathon
- $40 – $55 for the 10K
- $30 – $40 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Fargo Mini Marathon, 10K & 5K, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.
Official Race Website
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