Fargo Mini Marathon

The Fargo Mini Marathon is a premier fall event in Fargo/Moorhead!  With distances including the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon, there is something for everyone! 

Since 2009, the Fargo Mini Marathon has been bringing runners & walkers through beautiful neighborhoods & parks of Fargo/Moorhead ~ giving you an opportunity to experience the brilliant fall colors of the Midwest!

About Us

The Fargo Mini Marathon is a race that is owned by Fargo Marathon, Inc., and managed by Go Far Events, Inc.  The same ownership and management group that brings you the Fargo Marathon, Go Far Woman and the Dick Beardsley Marathon!

Fargo Marathon, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to own and operate various road racing events.

Fargo Marathon Events

Fargo Marathon Events includes several road races throughout the year.  Races include:

The Fargo Marathon

Go Far Woman

Dick Beardsley Marathon


Fargo Marathon, Inc. is proud to have a charitable component to all of their events.  From Shoes for Kids with the Fargo Marathon, giving back to Essentia NICU with Go Far Woman, the Dick Beardsley Foundation with the Dick Beardsley Marathon, and Race for Jace & the MVP Project with the Fargo Mini Marathon ~ there is always something that is given back to the community.


    The Fargo Marathon will continuously strive to promote a friendly and fun event dedicated to the participants, the volunteers, spectators and our chosen charities.  We firmly believe that physical fitness should not be a choice, but rather, a part of life for all people of all ages.

    -- Fargo Marathon Events
  • "Another great race!  Thanks!"

    -- Dawn Peters

  • "Hey Fargo Marathon folks, absolutely fantastic job with the Fargo Mini Marathon courses this weekend. Beautiful runs! (I did the 10K and RR Double). We really are blessed with beautiful areas along the river and downtown and you did an amazing job of showcasing all of it. So happy that you moved back to the Civic (the inside start was cool and seemed to work well!). Hopefully it will work out to keep the event there again next fall. Huge thanks to all the volunteers and staff who make this event run. Top notch. Enjoyed all of it!"

    -- Collin Clarke
  •  "We really enjoyed the Fargo Mini last weekend ~ everybody did a great job!"

    -- Caron Cloutier Alten

Our Team

Mark Knutson

EXECutive DIRECTOR, etc.

Mark Knutson, grew up in Hillsboro, ND and graduated from MSUM with a degree in Finance & Business.  Mark worked the corporate world for over a decade before deciding to start his own race management company.  An experienced marathoner & triathlete, he is determined to make your experience the ultimate!  Oh yeah - his duties range from being the 'Numero Uno Leader' right down to moving porta potties around. 



GRAPHICS & web, etc.

Sue Knutson was raised in Hickson, ND and graduated from NDSU with a Corporate Fitness degree. Sue is a marathoner and triathlete, and has a professional background in fitness, buying & retail management.  Her work duties include graphics, web design, buyer, course set up, and pretty much anything else that comes up. Sue & Mark like being destination runners - looking to participate in races all across the country! 


courtney blinn

social media, etc.

Courtney Blinn is our newest employee, and millennial representative.  Courtney graduated from M-State Graphics Art Design Major and graduated from Moorhead High School prior to that. Courtney was a high school swimmer, and completed her first triathlon at 14 years old!  The social media boom is her forte', along with other duties as assigned! (Grunt work...)