This race is FREE to all participants!

First 100 registrant’s get a FREE t-shirt

Celebration of Life for People who have Overcome or Are Currently Fighting Physical or Mental Illness

Special Recognition Ceremony for these Individuals at the Finish Line

Motivational Mile

It’s not the longest course at the Bismarck Marathon, but the Motivational Mile has participants taking some of the biggest steps toward achieving health goals. On Friday, September 17, the CHI St. Alexius Motivational Mile will serve as a celebration of life for people who have overcome or are currently working to overcome physical and mental obstacles and chose to get back on their feet striving for better health.

With the support of family members, friends, and other onlookers, walkers are sure to feel a sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line. Many participants have gone through the CHI St. Alexius Rehabilitation facilities, but the event is not limited to individuals with medical conditions.

Race Details

Friday, September 17 – Race Schedule

  • Friday, September 17 – Race Day Schedule
    • All-Day – Packet Pick Up
    • 5:00 – 6:00pm – Registration at Haaland Field
    • 5:30pm – Motivational Mile Starts
    • 6:00pm – Event Kickoff and National Anthem
    • 6:05pm – Motivational Mile Recognition
    • 6:30 pm – Scheels 5K Starts
    • 7:30 pm – Scheels 5K Award Ceremony
    • 7:30pm –  BisBark 4K Dog Walk

Thanks to CHI St. Alexius this is a free event! The first 100 who sign up will even receive a free t-shirt.

2021 Race Swag

The first 100 people to register for this event receive a FREE t-shirt!

This year’s t-shirt is pictured here.


Parking is available near the start/finish line in Cottonwood Park.
Click to view the parking map. 

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