Marathon and Half Marathon

The course

The Bismarck Marathon attracts runners from all over the United States and Canada. The course is USATF certified and so serves as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon.

  • 7:30 a.m. start
  • Click the register link to see fees and deadline dates
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Long sleeve performance/technical-wear race shirt for all entrants
  • Drawstring backpack for all entrants
  • Chip timing
  • Race course map - to be determined
  • Race course elevation map - to be determined
  • Click here to see awards
  • Click here to see the FULL/HALF marathon map
  • Click here to see the marathon elevation map.
Course highlights
  • USATF-certified full marathon and half marathon courses run along the Missouri River
    • Marathon Cert#: ND14006JF
    • Half marathon Cert#: ND14005JF
  • Course is run on paved streets and paved bike trails
  • 10 to 12 aid stations with water and Gatorade throughout the course
  • Course officially closes at 2 p.m. (6.5-hour time limit)


The race director reserves the right to reject any entry or request additional clearance to run the race. The course will officially close at 2 p.m. Services will be provided for runners who are able to finish in 6.5 hours or less.
Early starts are not allowed.

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