Kids Mini Marathon | Bismarck Marathon


It’s a FREE Kids race for ages 12 and under

Three race lengths for different age groups

Kids receive a FREE shirt

Plus a FUN Mascot Race for kids to watch

Kids Mini Marathon presented by Bartlett and West

We are giving kids the real Bismarck Marathon race experience!

Kids of ALL ages will finish their race under the same arch that our other races finish under.

We have distances of 200 meters, 400 meters, and a mile to accommodate kids of all ages.

PLUS this race is FREE and includes a medal and a t-shirt!

Mascot Dash presented by H.A. Thompson and Sons

It’s the funniest race of the day!

We bring Bismarck-Mandan’s favorite mascots for a RACE!

Watch them sprint down the same path that the kids run!

Will Clark the Lark hit Scrrratch with his tummy? Who will win?

Race Details


The Bartlett & West Kids Mini Marathon is a FREE event and all registered children receive a free t-shirt!

There are two ways to register:

  1. Online Registration, which will open closer to race day.
  2. In-Person Registration will take place from 4:00-6:00 pm on the day of the race.
Race Options
  • Little Tykes
    • Approximately 200 Meters
    • Suggested Ages 7 & Under
    • Starts at 5:40 pm
  • Middle Distance
    • Approximately 400 Meters
    • Suggested Ages 7-10
    • Starts at 6:00 pm
  • Kid’s Fastest Mile
    • Approximately One Mile
    • Suggested Ages 10+
    • Starts at 6:30 pm
    • The fastest female and male participants will receive a special Bismarck Marathon blanket – the same gift awarded to our top runner’s in our official races!
Race Map
  • Below is a race map for all three kid’s races. Each race distance with gather in the specified area prior to the start of the race!
  • Click to view as a large picture.
The Bartlett & West Kid’s Mini Marathon will take place on Thursday, September 14th at Cottonwood Park

4:00-5:30 pm – Kids Race Registration/Check In

5:30 pm – Little Tykes

5:50 pm – Middle Distance

6:10 pm – Bismarck’s Kids Fastest Mile

6:30 pm – H.A. Thompson & Sons Mascot Dash

6:45 pm – Awards

6:50 pm – Kramer Subaru BisBark 4K

This schedule is subject to change. The Bismarck Marathon will never change a schedule without notifying its participants. 

Parking is available near the start/finish line in Cottonwood Park.
Click to see an expanded view of the Parking Map.