Scheels 5K | Bismarck Marathon


Fast, flat course open to runners and walkers

All runners receive a swag bag of items and a finisher’s medal

The 5K is a Friday night event

The race course is filled with FUN

Race Details

5K Registration
  • Starting July 1, 2023: $45
  • Price increases $5 each month until race day!

Our 5K route is the easiest run/walk in town! It is fast, flat and fully paved course!

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Friday, September 15 – Race Day Schedule
  • All-Day – Packet Pick Up for Scheels 5K at Scheels
  • 5:30pm – CHI St. Alexius Health Motivational Mile Starts
  • 6:00pm – Event Kickoff and National Anthem
  • 6:05pm – CHI St. Alexius Health Motivational Motivational Mile Recognition
  • 6:30pm – Scheels 5K Starts
  • 7:30pm – Scheels 5K Award Ceremony

This schedule is subject to change. The Bismarck Marathon will never change the schedule without notifying its registrants.

5K Awards Information
  • The top overall male and female 5K finishers win a marathon blanket.
Parking is available near the start/finish line in Cottonwood Park.
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Race Packet Pick-up

All runners are sure to check-in, pick up their race bib & swag at the Bismarck Scheels prior to attending the race. Hours and dates for the 2023 Race Packet Pick-up event will be released closer to the event.

The 5K will include one water station on the course.  At the finish line we also have a recovery tent with Sanford athletic trainers and our MDU power up station with bananas, chocolate milk, and other snacks to refuel. An ambulance is also on-site at the event.

2023 Race Swag

Stay tuned to see our 2023 race swag!

The following races receive ALL Marathon race swag:

  • MDU Resources Group Inc. Full Marathon
  • Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Half Marathon
  • Sanford Health 10K

The following races will receive some race swag:

  • Dakota Community Bank & Trust Marathon Relay
  • Scheels 5K

2023 Finisher’s Medals

After you finish a race at the Bismarck Marathon presented by MDU Resources Group Inc., you’ll receive a custom finisher’s medal!

Every medal is customized with the 2023 Bismarck Marathon logo, the date, and an empty space for you to remember your new PR time on our fast, flat, and fully paved course!