The weather definitely cooperated for hundreds of early morning marathon runners and the spectators cheering them on.
You have to put a lot of miles in to get ready for the Kroll's Diner Bismarck marathon and these runners delivered.
Whether it was a 5-k run/walk, a half-marathon, full-marathon, or team marathon, many who crossed the finish line, did so with a smile.
Organizers say they had more than 1,850 runners, their second most ever.
There were 103 relay teams, 207 who ran the full marathon, 526 half marathon runners, and 604 who did the 5k/run and walk.
Chad Waleen from Minot had the fastest time in the full marathon.
He came in at two hours 43 minutes and 32 seconds.
Running for a cause versus running just for exercise is a whole new ball game.
Many teams were running for someone other than themselves.
The members of the Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota team has been running together for years.
One teammate was affected by child abuse, so the team decided to run for the cause.
Although Lori has run in 14 marathons, this made the Kroll's Marathon extra special.
"Certainly having it be local so we'll see lots of familiar faces in our running community and in spectators and then for me it's certainly more special because I'm running for a cause, something that's better and bigger than I could ever imagine so that's what I'm most proud of." says Lori Klabunde/PCAND Team.
It was hard to miss another group out in force: Myla's Team.
This group of Bismarck High faculty and friends is running in support of a teacher in the district, Myla Wescom, who has stage four breast cancer.
We will have much more on Myla and her team of supporters during a special story in Sunday's newscast.