Day 2 of the Fargo Marathon
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Day 2 of the 10th annual Fargo Marathon is officially in the books with the main event still ahead of us.
It also served as party central as the Johnny Holm Band played a free concert Friday night.
But before that nearly 10,000 runners and walkers took part in the 5k a course that took them through 2 bridges, 2 states and 3.1 miles of downtown Fargo and Moorhead.
Early this morning final preparations were being made for all of the race courses.
Most of the 'road closed' and 'no parking signs' went up Thursday with police clearing those routes today.
Police also set up a now fully functional command center to handle problems that arise this weekend.
At a morning press conference organizers said they expect as many as 23,000 people will take part in this year's Fargo Marathon events making it the largest yet.
Dick Beardsley/ Spoke at First Fargo Marathon: "It's unbelievable. For an event like this, to grow that large in such a short period of time, it just doesn't happen. It really doesn't happen without a lot of community support."
In comparison, the first Fargo Marathon included 2,000 runners.