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Published July 10, 2011, 02:27 PM

Fargo Marathon Director planning 81 mile relay race

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Marathon enthusiasts might need to prepare for a new kind of run coming to the area next year.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo Marathon Director Mark Knutson is pushing to start an 81 mile relay race through Cass and Trail Counties.

The Race will go north of Fargo 40-and-a-half miles on Highway 81 and come back. Knutson hopes to get 300 teams of six participants each.

MARK KNUTSON - Director, Fargo Marathon: “It's great camaraderie, definitely nothing too difficult. If you think about it, it's about a half marathon broken up over two legs. If you can train for a 5, 10K, you can train for this pretty easily.”

Cass and Trail Counties still need to approve the plan.