Mark Knutson Obituary, Death – The tragic news of Mark Knutson’s passing has left us in a state of profound grief and we are sharing it with you. To put it another way, Mark was not just the Race Director of the Fargo Marathon, but he was also the very spirit of the event. His friendly and honest demeanor won him a place in the hearts of all those who had the honor of speaking with him while he was competing, and his selflessness, determination, and enthusiasm were clear to everyone he met.
He was a beloved friend to a great number of people inside the running community and beyond. He poured his heart and soul into his family and friends, his events, the community of Fargo and Detroit Lakes, and the world at large.
The untimely departure of Mark has left an incalculable hole in our lives. His absence will be keenly felt across the entirety of the Fargo community as well as throughout the running world in general. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
At a later period, we will share information regarding the ways in which we want to celebrate Mark’s exceptional life and his enduring legacy. Please remember to keep Mark’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers while you go about your day. In light of this terrible event, let us rally around one another and take comfort in the memories we share of a magnificent person whose influence will live on in our hearts and minds forever.