Wild Hog Grand Forks Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 • Grand Forks, ND • Course Map

Note: The 2020 race is a virtual event. Registration details are included below.

Set for its 9th annual running this year along the banks of the Red River in the eastern part of the state, the Wild Hog Grand Forks Half Marathon features a unique set of relays in addition to individual 13.1-mile, 10K and 5K races — runners can choose among a 2-person, 3-person and even a 13-person relay for the half marathon. As of 2016 runners will be able to run in the event’s full marathon as a race option.

Runners will start the race at the southern end of the city and begin by making their way through the residential streets of Grand Forks, heading along a route that’s mostly flat and fast throughout.

Past the mile 4 marker, runners cross over into East Grand Forks, Minnesota, for the middle miles of the race. Just before mile eight, runners return to North Dakota by crossing over the Point Bridge and the Red River. Runners will then go through Lincoln Park and will pass by the Lincoln Golf Course.

After looping through the park, runners will then make their way south along Belmont Road, a quaint and beautiful residential area. Before they know it, the busy environment of the Grand Forks downtown area will engulf the marathoners, offering views of various buildings, statues, and more.

Heading south, runners will again find themselves on a residential street that is quiet and lined with plenty of trees. Eventually the race returns back to the Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar & Grill, where the finish line awaits.

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the Mississippi River on the Minnesota-North Dakota border, about 80 miles north of Fargo, Grand Forks typically sees some of its mildest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 18°F (in 1942) and as high as 102°F (in 1978).

On race day (Sept. 26), the average low is 43ºF and the average high is 66ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Wild Hog Grand Forks Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

your choice


  • $65 – $95 for the half marathon
  • $90 – $115 for the full marathon
  • $45 – $65 for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the 2020 virtual running of the Wild Hog Grand Forks Marathon, Half Marathon, Relays, 10K & 5K, register online at RaceRoster.com here.

Official Race Website



Ever run in the Wild Hog Grand Forks Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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2 comments… add one
  • Tia Barthorpe September 7, 2017, 10:57 pm

    We are having a hard time registering for the half marathon relay. It won’t let us register . When we pick the 2nd regastration for our team and put the team name it says it’s taken . . It try’s to charge us both 140 whe we are doing the relay as a team so it should be 70 a pc. What are we doing wrong?

  • Rebecca Melton October 9, 2015, 11:32 am

    This was an awesome event! The swag was great, pre-race activites were awesome, and it has some of the best race support out there. For those who are looking to cross North Dakota off their list, this is definitely a great race to do it! Rumor has it, next year they are adding a full marathon to the list of races available.


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