The Bismarck Marathon presented by MDU Resources Group Inc. set a new record attendance at the three-day event with 2,335 people participating.
The race set record attendance in the following races: Scheels 5K (517 runners), Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Half Marathon (499 runners) and the MDU Resources Group Inc. Full Marathon (217 runners).
“We knew that 2022 was going to be a huge year as we stepped into a post-pandemic era of the Bismarck Marathon,” said Josh Askvig, Co-Race Director of the Bismarck Marathon. “This community really cares about their personal health and well-being. The 5K record-attendance is evidence of that.”
Over 1,100 people ran on Saturday, September 17 with representation from four countries (Canada, Norway, Guatemala, United States of America) and 43 states at the Bismarck Marathon.
Peter Baum (36) from Minneapolis, Minnesota was the overall male Full Marathon winner with a final time of 2:48:48. Taryn Ceglowski (23) from was the overall female Full Marathon winner with a final time of 3:03:56.
The community was a big help with over 200 volunteers working across four days.
The Bismarck Marathon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on giving back to other local non-profit organizations that benefit youth, health & wellness. The ten beneficiaries that will receive a charitable donation are: Bio Girls, Bismarck Recreation Endowment, Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch, Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center, Dreams in Motion, Missouri Valley Family YMCA, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Special Olympics ND – Bismarck, Team Kaizen, and the UTTC Theodore Jamerson Elementary School.
Last year, the Bismarck Marathon donated over $55,000 to 35 different organizations and charities including Mile Marker volunteer groups.
The 2023 race weekend will be the 42nd in Bismarck Marathon history and will be held September 14-16. For more information, visit thebismarckmarathon.com.