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Published July 20, 2012, 09:28 PM

81 on 81 in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's like combining the Fargo Marathon with a huge all-night party with your friends.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's like combining the Fargo Marathon with a huge all-night party with your friends.

This is the inaugural "81 on 81." Teams of 6 to 12 people will spend the over night hours running on Highway 81,

for 81 miles.

Most teams started here at Newman outdoor field in Fargo at about 9 tonight. The faster teams will start at 2:30 this morning. While one team member runs, the rest caravan and they meet at the different checkpoints.

Mark Knutson, Race Coordinator, says, "you can see they're dressed in costumes, vans are decorated it's almost a little tailgating atmosphere going on out here right now."

Teams will finish here at home plate of Newman Outdoor -- they expect them to start showing up around 10 tomorrow morning.

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