Route Entertainment | Bismarck Marathon

Route Entertainment

The Bismarck Marathon is the FUN, fast, and flat race for both experienced runners and runners taking on their first marathon event. Whether it is the Full Marathon, presented by MDU Resources Group Inc. or the 5K Run/Walk, presented by Scheels, the event site is buzzing with things to do!

Our mile markers and water stations along the route are filled with volunteers cheering on our athletes. Local businesses support the Bismarck Marathon through mile marker and water station sponsorships, which ultimately is used to give back to the community. Each business that sponsors a mile marker or water station can donate up to $500 to a local charity of their choice if they reach the threshold for the number of volunteers needed.

Want to be a volunteer at a mile marker or water station at the next Bismarck Marathon? Learn more or register to become a volunteer here.

Businesses also theme out their mile markers and water stations to provide athletes with the amazing community feel of the Bismarck-Mandan area. That’s why runners who have competed in the Bismarck Marathon before LOVE the course entertainment.

Help us elevate our route entertainment!

We’re currently accepting applications to be a part of the on-course experience for the 2023 Bismarck Marathon weekend on Thursday, September 14th. Are you in a band? Or maybe you’re a dancer? However you entertain people, we want YOU to be part of the 2023 Bismarck Marathon weekend!

If you have ever wanted to perform for a large crowd, this opportunity is for you. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or brand-new to the entertainment game, our runners will LOVE when you’re there to cheer them on. Course entertainment groups can range from bands and musicians, to cheer and dance teams, to anybody dressed up in costume! 

Help us find the best bands, DJs, entertainment acts, and more in Bismarck-Mandan that will elevate our runners’ experience. Have a suggestion for us but don’t have all their information? Send us what you know to [email protected] and we’ll do the rest!

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