EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Covid changed the date and lowered the numbers a bit, but the Fargo Marathon took place last weekend for the first time since May of 2020.
Thousand of runners from all over the United States were very happy to compete again in one of the first big Marathons to take place since before the pandemic began.
Dogs and their owners ran a race Wednesday, kids ran a race on Thursday, the 5K was Friday evening and the 10K, half-marathon and full marathon ran Saturday morning under near ideal conditions.
Over 4,000 bags of NPPGA Kettle Chips were handed out to runners after their races. Potato chips are a popular post-run fuel to replenish the runners with salt, carbs, potassium and other vitamins and minerals after the race.
Race organizers hope to return to their usual May dates in 2022.
— Northern Plains Potato Growers Association
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