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Published May 18, 2012, 10:14 PM

Despite heat, 9,500 turn out for 5K

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's mission accomplished for the Fargo Marathon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

It's mission accomplished for the Fargo Marathon. The 5-K had 9,500 runners and had a little help to reach the goal of 10,000 entries. That means 1,000 pairs of shoes will be donated to elementary schools in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

One dollar from every entry tonight went toward the donation and Blue Cross Blue Shield and Dakota Medical foundation matched that money. The companies also covered the remaining 500 entry fees. Runners took off in sweltering heat. It was 95 degrees at the start of the race.

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