Words can't express the gratitude we have towards our amazing sponsors. Their commitment to our community and The Bismarck Marathon is the reason that we are able to offer refunds to all of our runners at this time! Sponsors, thank you for your support.
Runners: Make sure to submit registration deferment, donation, or refund decision by Monday, August 17th!
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We are devastated to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Bismarck Marathon.
Due to the recent uptick in positive cases in Morton and Burleigh Counties, the new Burleigh-Morton task force to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the recent travel restrictions of some states to and from North Dakota our Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Bismarck Marathon.
“It’s a tough decision to call off a race that we are so passionate about,” Dustin Erhardt, Bismarck Marathon Committee Chairman said, “but ultimately it went against the Bismarck Marathon’s mission to enhance health and wellness in our communities. We felt we had a good plan in place to hold the event safely, but recent events have proven not everything is in our control.”
Registered runners have the following options. Runners please check your email and fill out the enclosed form for all cancellation decisions:
1. Defer Registration to 2021: This option will lock in your 2020 price and prevent you from having to pay another registration fee next year. In addition, the coveted 40th Anniversary Swag will be awarded to all registered runners in our 2021 celebration.
2. Offer Registration as a Charitable Donation: If this option is selected, runners may be able to claim the registration price as a donation on their income tax returns. The Bismarck Marathon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Last year we donated a record $40,000 to local non-profits, your donation would go directly to these organizations to help them during this difficult time.
3. Registration Refund: Runners who wish to receive a refund will be refunded the total amount of their registration (not including processing fees) by Monday, August 17th.
We apologize to our registered runners and we wish we were able to pull off a safe, fun race in 2020.