Both the Bismarck and Fargo Marathons are pressing forward with plans to run later this summer, with safety the primary concern.
"It’s definitely been a different year," Bismarck Marathon Co-Race Director Dustin Erhardt said. "We’ve been working with race directors around our region and state along with local officials and sponsors to follow the safety guidelines to put on a fun and safe event."
"There’s definitely a lot of unknown areas. Most years the weather is kind of the biggest thing we’re concerned with. This year it’s all about spacing people out and minimizing touch points. Our major consideration is safety."
The 40th Annual Bismarck Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 17-19 at Cottonwood Park. The Fargo Marathon is planned for Aug. 29.