Kids' Mini Marathon

Cottonwood Park

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
Registration: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
100 Meter Dash and Half-Mile Run: 6:15 p.m.
Mile Run: Immediately following the Half-Mile Run

The Bismarck Marathon is excited to invite you to participate in its fifth annual Kids' Mini-Marathon. Leave your wallet at home because this race is free of charge. Simply show up, complete the participant waiver, cheer on your runners and then celebrate their accomplishment. The Kids' Mini Marathon will take place the evening prior to the Bismarck Marathon, Half-Marathon, Marathon Relay, 10K Run, 5K Run and 5K Walk. Kids 12 and under may participate in a series of running events at Cottonwood Park in South Bismarck. Below is a list of races and suggested age groups.

  • 5:00 - 6:00pm - Registration at Haaland Field
  • 5:30pm - CHI Motivational Mile Starts
  • 6:00pm - National Anthem
  • 6:05pm - Opening Ceremony and Announcements
  • 6:15pm - Lighting of the Torch
  • 6:20pm - Mascot Dash
  • 6:30pm - Kids 100 Meter Dash (age 6 and under)
  • 6:50pm - Kids ½ Mile Run (Ages 7 to 12)
  • 7:10pm - Kids 1 Mile Run (Open to children of all ages)
  • 7:30pm - BisBarck 4K Dog Walk


The Kids’ Mini Marathon races are free to children ages 12 and under.
To help us determine the number of participants, we ask that families let us know in advance who will be participating by registering. Click the button below to register for free!


We will also offer onsite registration. All participants must have a parent or guardian give consent for children to participate either via the online form or onsite before the event.


  • 100 Meter Dash
    • Will take place
    • There will be several heats to accompany the various age groups.
  • Half-Mile Run
    • Will take place
    • There will be only one heat
  • Mile Run
    • Will take place
    • There will be only one heat.

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