Calling all runners: Run the Fargo Marathon with Provost Blackhurst

photoLast Friday Provost Anne Blackhurst Tweeted that she will pay the registration for any student who runs the full Fargo Marathon with her in Dragon colors.

“Encouraging students to participate makes the marathon bigger and better, and in the process, it helps cement the bond between students and the community,” Blackhurst said.

Blackhurst’s Tweet was in response to a Tweet from athletic director Doug Peters, who mentioned the discount MSUM students can get with a coupon code, DRAGON, for Fargo Marathon registration.

“The more we show our school spirit and pride, the more the community is reminded of all the ways MSUM enriches the Fargo-Moorhead area,” Blackhurst said. “Plus, running a marathon is hard work. Anything you can do to make it more fun is a bonus.”

Blackhurst also said she would love to train with a group of students during her long run on Saturdays. Running for 18, 20 or 22 miles can be a bit lonely.

To run the marathon with Blackhurst, contact her at Registration for the Fargo Marathon is $90 and will go up to $95 at a later date. For more information visit

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