In 2005, the Fargo Marathon ignited an enthusiasm for running throughout the region like a wildfire spreading excitement and motivation around the city. Now thousands of locals consistently participate in half and full marathons, 5-K’s and 10-K’s.
Last summer the MSUM Regional Science Center and the Buffalo River State Park saw an opportunity to start their own 5-K and 10-K, to give runners the opportunity to experience a new race. The Buffalo River Trail Run located at the Regional Science Center and the Buffalo River State Park offers a unique setting, where runners can enjoy the prairie and woodland landscapes, while running along the riverbank.
“The runners will be treated to an ascent up one of the Glacial Lake Aggassiz beach ridges located on the Science Center,” Tony Bormann, Regional Science Center program coordinator said.
The second annual Buffalo River Trail Run is Saturday, June 2. The race starts at 8 a.m.
The first 300 people to register for the Buffalo River Trail Run will receive a t-shirt. Online registration is $25 and closes May 30. Onsite registration is $30. There will be door prize chances for all participants. Participants can pick up their packet at Beyond Running in downtown Fargo on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
Spectators are welcome to come cheer on the runners.
The Buffalo River State Park is located 16 miles east of Moorhead off Highway 10.
For more information about the Buffalo River Trail Run, visit buffalorivertrailrun.com.