Fargo Marathon 5K Recap

woman runner CROPPED

It was a chilly 45 degrees at race time for the May 8 Fargo Marathon Tailgate Friday Night 5K.

But more than 6,000 walkers and runners braved the cold temperatures and once again made the Fargo Marathon’s 5K a fun and successful event.

Here’s a YouTube video recap of the event.

We enjoyed sponsoring the 5K with Discovery Benefits again. It was great to see everyone out walking and running together.


Many of our employees competed in the 5K or volunteered at the event.

We love sponsoring this event and experiencing the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the great example of people taking part in promoting health and wellness in the community.

There were some serious runners at the 5K (the fastest runners were coming down the home stretch to the finish line as the last walkers left the starting line). The great crowds and scenes of families running together and moms pushing baby strollers remind us all that it’s not just how good of shape you are in, but that you’re getting out and being active and taking steps to improve your health.

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.