Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Noridian Healthcare Solutions challenge community members to team up for the 2023 Fargo Marathon 5K

Fargo, N.D. – (March 14, 2023) ­­Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) and Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) call on North Dakota community members to “Team Up” and participate in the 2023 Friday Night 5K at the Essentia Health Fargo Marathon, produced by Ventures Endurance, part of Gannett‘s USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. The two sister healthcare companies are co-sponsoring the 5K race on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at the FargoDome.

BCBSND and Noridian are also using the #TeamUpFargo5K challenge to get people to walk, run, jog or cheer for the event. Individuals can register for the 5K at and ask friends, family and co-workers to also sign up. Participants are then encouraged to share a photo or video on social media, tag their teammate(s), tell us why they teamed up and include #TeamUpFargo5K in the post.

The goal is to get 5,000 5K registrations. While signing up, individuals can opt to donate to the Scheels Shoes for Kids program, which gives shoes to children in need. BCBSND members also get 10 percent off the registration fee. Members can access their discount code by logging in at and clicking on HealthyBlue Home.

“By teaming up to co-sponsor the Fargo Marathon Friday Night 5K, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Noridian Healthcare Solutions hope to bring folks together from across North Dakota – and beyond. No matter how they participate, finding their team will help improve not only their physical wellness, but also their social well-being,” says Dan Conrad, BCBSND president and CEO.

“We believe events like this help build healthy practices at both individual and community levels,” says Jon Bogenreif, Noridian president and CEO. “We encourage our employees, fellow business leaders, friends and family to find their team – whether that’s one person or a group of 50 – and take part in one of the community’s most celebrated events of the year.”


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

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
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 in 200 countries. To learn more, visit

USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races, and technology. The Ventures portfolio includes the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, and other celebrated brands including the Official Community’s Choice Awards, American Influencer Awards, Rugged Maniac, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, Blockbuster Bucket List sweepstakes, Amazing Teachers contest, and more.

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