Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Noridian Healthcare Solutions #TeamUpForMark at the 2024 Mark Knutson 5K

Fargo, N.D. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) and Noridian Healthcare Solutions call on North Dakota community members to Team Up for Mark at the 2024 Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K at the Essentia Health Fargo Marathon. The healthcare companies are once again co-sponsoring the 5K race, which begins at 6:30 p.m., Friday May 31, at Concordia College in Moorhead. (901 8th St. S.)

Not only is 2024 the 20th anniversary of the Fargo Marathon, a major milestone for the event, it’s also a time of remembrance and celebration of the life of late Fargo Marathon co-founder Mark Knutson. Knutson’s passion for movement has united thousands of people from across the area since the race’s inception in 2005 and inspired the Scheels Shoes for Kids project, which provides area children in need with shoes for gym and sports, so they don’t have to miss out.

As HealthyDakota Mutual Holdings companies, BCBSND and Noridian share a commitment to advancing the health and well-being of the people and communities they serve and support, as well as their own employees. As part of this commitment, they have been teaming up with businesses throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area like Swanson Health, West Acres and Border States to celebrate the Fargo 5k, the legacy of Mark Knutson and the importance of worksite wellness. Organizations who create a culture of wellness in the workplace experience increases in employee productivity, decreases in absenteeism, morale improvement, reductions in medical costs and better recruitment and retention.

Registration for the Mark Knutson Friday Night 5K is open to community members of all ages. Interested participants can sign up at As a special benefit to BCBSND members, a 10% registration discount code is available through the HealthyBlue Portal.


About Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota 
BCBSND was founded in 1940 with the mission to provide members with affordable access to health care across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), BCBSND is committed to transforming care and health across the state to improve outcomes, lower cost trends and make it easier to shop, buy and use health care coverage. Members have access to unmatched local service and to a comprehensive network of health care providers across the state, the nation and more than 190 countries.

About Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) develops solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs through a full suite of innovative offerings, including claims processing, medical review and contact center and provider administrative services. Headquartered in Fargo, N.D. with staff located throughout the nation, Noridian administrates people-first services across all 50 U.S. states. Leveraging its decades of experience, the Noridian team designs and implements customizable, high-quality solutions to eliminate common health care barriers, enabling access to care. For more information, visit

Cailin Shovkoplyas
Communications Manager