Friday, May 23, 2014

Fargo Marathon - May 10, 2014

Starting line on the interstate bridge between North Dakota and Minnesota

Norwegian accordian band (note the troll standing guard along the curb)

Course was well marked, except we half marathoners were directed (repeatedly) into the lane marked for elete runners

Breakfast on the run was provided by our motel, another evidence of wholehearted community support.

Porta-potties were plentiful.

Start of the races

Many bands cheered runners on the way.

Half marathon course took runners through residential neighborhoods.

Haven't seen so many children in a very long time.

Families and friends gathered to celebrate the event and the passing runners.

spectators lined the streets.


Crossing the grand Red River of the north

Families and families

Finish line right downtown Fargo

We three all finished in hoped-for time.

The campanile on the campus of Concordia College, the Minnesota portion of the races