Kids' Mini Marathon

Cottonwood Park - Haaland Field

The Bismarck Marathon is excited to invite you to participate in its Friday Night Family Festivities. Come on down to Haaland Field, located within Cottonwood Park, for a few FUN events as we kick off the Bismarck Marathon. The CHI St. Alexius Motivational Mile, BNSF Railway Kids' Mini Marathon, the H.A. Thompson & Sons Mascot Dash, & Kupper Subaru BisBark 4k will take place the evening prior to Saturday's races. Below is a list of races and suggested age groups for the BNSF Kids' Mini Marathon. The BNSF Railway Kids Mini Marathon is a FREE event and all registered children receive a free t-shirt and metal.

  • 5:00 - 6:00pm - Registration at Haaland Fieldk
  • 5:30pm - CHI St. Alexius Motivational Mile Startsk
  • 6:00pm - Event Kickoff and National Anthemk
  • 6:05pm - CHI St. Alexius Motivational Mile Recognitionk
  • 6:20pm - HA Thompson and Sons Mascot Dashk
  • 6:30pm - Kids 100 Meter Dash (age 6 and under)k
  • 6:50pm - Kids ½ Mile Run (Ages 7 to 12)k
  • 7:10pm - Kids 1 Mile Run (Open to children of all ages)k
  • 7:30pm - Kupper Suburu BisBarck 4K Dog Walkk


The Kids’ Mini Marathon races are free to children ages 12 and under.
To help us determine the number of participants, we ask that families let us know in advance who will be participating by registering. Click the button below to register for free!


We will also offer onsite registration. All participants must have a parent or guardian give consent for children to participate either via the online form or onsite before the event.


  • 100 Meter Dash
    • Will take place
    • There will be several heats to accompany the various age groups.
  • Half-Mile Run
    • Will take place
    • There will be only one heat
  • Mile Run
    • Will take place
    • There will be only one heat.

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