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It’s back! The annual Wild Hog Grand Forks Marathon. This two and a half-day event is back on September 27 and 28 for some exercise fun.  The half-day comes from September 26th, which is more social gathering than exercising-- nonetheless, it’s all for the same cause.  

The Expo

While running is a major part of it, don’t forget about the expo for this event.  In particular, this is the SCHEELS Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, September 27, 2019. The expo is a great place to meet fellow runners both new and experienced. Perhaps this is a place where you could find a new running pack? Alternatively, there will be plenty of vendors around to bring to you the newest and latest running gear. Be it from trail running and having the proper footwear, or the latest technology in jogging attire that helps regulate your body temperature, it will all be there. However, do not forget the real reason to go to the expo: show up and pick up your running package and additional swag! The expo runs from 10 AM to 7 PM that day.  Other things that are happening that day include the family-run as well as the Alerus 5K. 


Running Day!

This is the day. Saturday, September 28, 2019, right at 7 AM.  While many announcements occur right at the start, there are multiple runs occurring this day.  Be it the Wild Hog Marathon, or the Cirrus Marathon Relay, or the Half Marathon, this is everything all participants have been training for and dreaming of. Don’t forget to sign up now, and check out the full schedule for that weekend. There’s more to explore!




Be sure to check out the rooms at Astoria Hotels in Dickinson.  With pricing that’s hard to beat and rooms that are spacious and comfortable, there is no need to look any further. If that isn’t enough to convince, be sure to take advantage of the location’s pool and jacuzzi, fitness centre and onsite bar and grill! 

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