FARGO, N.D. — When you see or hear about the Fargo Marathon this year, you may notice something different. Fargo Marathon is proud to announce Sanford Health as the new title sponsor of the series of races happening May 14-19, 2018.
“Sanford’s commitment to our community and the region, makes this a great partnership and I see great growth opportunities for the Fargo Marathon as a result. The Fargo Marathon Board, the Fargo Marathon Committee and myself are excited to partner with Sanford moving forward,” said Mark Knutson, director of the Sanford Fargo Marathon.
Sanford Health has a long history of supporting the marathon, from training runners to volunteering on the race route to providing medical services for participants. “When you think about the types of events we can get behind as business leaders in our community, the partnership between Fargo Marathon and Sanford Health is perfect. We share similar values, most of which at the core is a strong commitment to making our community a healthier, more active place to live and work,” said Nate White, chief operating officer and executive vice president, Sanford Fargo.
White also said that as a sponsor, “Sanford plans to ‘run and walk the talk’ by engaging our employee base, over 10,000 in Fargo alone, with a challenge to join the marathon.” In fact, there will be employee registration events held at the various Sanford campuses, where employees may sign up for the series of races and receive 10 percent off.