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Published May 17, 2013, 04:40 PM

Fargo Marathon's 5-K race is tonight

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- We are just an hour and a half away from the start of the Fargo Marathon's 5-K race. Thousands of runners are lining up and getting ready to go.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- We are just an hour and a half away from the start of the Fargo Marathon's 5K race. Thousands of runners are lining up and getting ready to go.

If you're planning on heading out here you probably should now.

There are about 8,000 runners and traffic will start to get heavy.

There are about 21,000 people taking part in all the events over race.

Race events begin tomorrow at 7 a.m. starting with the 10K then the half and then full.

Some main areas that you'll want to avoid will be anywhere downtown and around 8th and 9th street.

Streets should start clearing up around 1 or 2. Now The goal for the 5K was 10 thousand runners.

Registration just closed and Even though the goal might not be met, funds for shoes for kids are still coming in.

3,000 dollars of donations on top of entry fees will go towards shoes for kids.

Mark Knutson- Race Director: "Were going to buys shoes for kids, that's one of our missions as an organization, we got to get those kids out there running and you saw that last night, it's a perfect example of what this sport can do."

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