From the marathon racer to the everyday jogger; the Fargo-Moorhead running community has a place for you. Come and enjoy what this vibrant culture has to offer. Do not let the opportunity run right past you. Running is an upcoming trend; this is especially apparent in the Fargo-Moorhead area. There are plenty of people in the Fargo-Moorhead area that go running on a regular basis. Some of these runners are members of organizations, groups, or clubs, while others run simply because they enjoy running.
There are a few running organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead area and they are promoting their mission to increase awareness and membership throughout the community. These organizations host runs, group meets, fundraisers and many other events to get the local community involved with their programs. One of these organizations is the Lake Agassiz Pacers (a non-profit running organization) who have previously hosted an event called “The Red River Run” in which participants wear their Halloween costume for the race. A fun event like this is a good way to get the community involved while promoting the group’s mission.
During an interview with an involved member of various running organizations, questions we asked such as his personal reason(s) for running, how he got involved, and why he likes these running organizations. He first got involved because he was not exercising on a regular basis and wanted to get back into shape and increase his health. He thought running would be the best way to accomplish those goals. He had asked runners around the community where he could find good running routes and when he could participated in a group run organized by the Lake Agassiz Pacers, which was recommended as a good starting point for him. After that first group run he was hooked. He has made many friends through various runs and marathons. He enjoys attending the events and does so as often as possible. He was not aware of the undercurrent of runners in the area. However, the Fargo-Moorhead running culture is beginning to sprout in the area.
Some running companies have even moved into the Fargo-Moorhead area. This only strengthens the running culture in the area. These companies specialize in meeting their consumer’s running needs. These stores range in their inventroy from shoes to various articles of apparel for the rugged Fargo-Moorhead weather. The Fargo-Moorhead area has something for each and every runner to explore. Enjoy the spirited culture and come run with us!