Come RUN and have some FUN at the 2019 Bismarck Marathon presented by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives!

The longest running marathon in North Dakota is entering it’s 39th season and has combined it’s fast, flat course design with fun events all weekend.

On Friday, September 20, come join us for Packet Pickup at Scheels Bismarck from 9am-9pm and then head over to the NEW Bismarck Marathon Opening Ceremony at Cottonwood Park (Haaland Field) from 6-9pm where guests can enjoy food, the BNSF Kids Mini Marathon, and our two new events, the CHI St. Alexius Motivational Mile and Kupper Subaru BisBarck 4k.

On Saturday, September 21, join us in the morning for our Full or Half Marathon, CHI St. Alexius 10K, Scheels 5K, or Marathon Relay. Afterwards enjoy a celebration of your or loved ones accomplishments! Starting at 8am, the Bismarck Marathon will have live bands, food, beer, and inflatables for kids until 2pm on site. After the race, join us downtown for our 1st annual Bismarck Marathon Pub Crawl!

The Bismarck Marathon is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation run by a volunteer board of running enthusiasts. All proceeds from the Bismarck Marathon go back to support local non-profits that support health and wellness initiatives in our city and across our state.

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With breathtaking scenery along the out-and-back course that parallels the Missouri River, runners are treated to a fast, flat course that promises experienced runners new “personal record” opportunities and novices a great race experience. What’s more, the course is USATF certified, meaning marathoners hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon may do so here.

New this year on the course will be sponsored water stations and mile markers. Each water station and mile marker will be sponsored by a local business who’s employees will be competing for fun awards like best dressed, best themed, most entertaining, and more.

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