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How to Throw A Great Fargo Marathon Party


Even non-runners get in on the action, with spectators, performers and volunteers lining the marathon route to offer encouragement, water and refreshments to the runners. The spectacle creates an almost electric energy.

The biggest (and loudest) crowds are traditionally found in Downtown Fargo and in the residential neighborhoods just south, along 8th and 9th Street, from 15th Avenue South up to Main Avenue. The shady streets are atmospheric under normal circumstances, but when the marathon comes to town, these folks pull out all the stops. Here are some tips for throwing — or finding! — a great Fargo Marathon bash.

#1 – Be on the Marathon Route. (Or make friends with people that are.)


If you’re not near a music station,  make an upbeat playlist and turn it up loud.

When in doubt, just cheer and high-five, like the ladies below.


#3 – Bust Out Some Brunch.


#4 – Get Creative with Seating.


#5 – Make Signs.


#6 – Get a Gimmick.


And if all else fails, just blow up a giant gum ball machine for the neighborhood kids to bounce around in. Go big or go home!


Happy Marathon Day from Prairie Style File! How do you celebrate The Fargo Marathon? Do you prefer to run or cheer? Why?

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