Fargo Mini Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 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 12th annual running this fall, the race follows a similar course to the one used in its previous four 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. 19), the average low is 36ºF and the average high is 58ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Fargo Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:15 AM – 5K
  • 8:30 AM – 10K


  • $65 – $70 for the half marathon
  • $55 – $60 for the 10K
  • $40 – $45 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Fargo Mini Marathon, 10K & 5K, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.

Official Race Website



Ever run in the Fargo Mini Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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2 comments… add one
  • Casie Coulter October 15, 2017, 2:50 pm

    Go Far Events needs to step up their game. I ran the 10K (6.2 miles), the course wasn’t marked well (or at all) The lead biker even got lost and gave up. I ended up running 8 miles. I had a inaccurate time published and left feeling like this was a money grab not an event put on for passionate runners.

  • Shelly May 30, 2016, 12:32 pm

    Question: Does the Fargo Mini Marathon event allow walkers for the 13.1 and 10K distances? If so, is there a pace minimum that needs to be maintained?
    Please post your response to the email above.

    Thank you!


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