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Runners endure cold Fargo Mini-Marathon, raise money for charity

Hundreds of runners donned gloves and hats before heading out in the Fargo Mini-Marathon this chilly morning.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Hundreds of runners donned gloves and hats before heading out in the Fargo Mini-Marathon this chilly morning.

The Mini-Marathon included a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon run.

If runners didn't get enough in the first round, this year the mini-marathon introduced the Blue Line Double, an extra 5K race after runners cross the finish line.

The full Fargo Marathon is scheduled for May 10th.

After the race, runners had a chance to warm their bodies and hearts with just a cup of soup.

For each cup of soup served to finishers, a donation went to the Matthew's Voice Project, or "MVP."

The project helps students in Fargo schools who are dealing with homelessness or are living without their parents.

MVP buys necessities like shoes, clothes and winter gear.

Jan Anderson, FSP Homeless Liaison: "The kids that I work with are great kids. They're unaccompanied youth that are living without their parents and are working really hard to get through school and just have huge goals ahead of them and they're trying to get those goals."

About 200 students in Fargo schools experienced homelessness last year.

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