6 Reasons to Gear Up for March Madness in North Dakota

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March not only signals an end to winter in North Dakota, it also brings to a close many of the sports seasons we’ve followed throughout the year. It’s a month-long celebration of athletics and endurance as seasons come to an end, champions are crowned and legends are made. To find more information about events in North Dakota in March, or for a complete list of activities, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

State Class B Girls Basketball
March 5-7

Bragging rights are on the line when the top eight teams in Class B high school basketball square off in Minot. www.ndhsaanow.com/tournaments/basketball-girls

State Class A Basketball
March 12-14

Two tournaments in one as the top eight boys and girls basketball teams from the state’s largest schools face off in the Fargodome. www.ndhsaanow.com/tournaments/basketball-boys

PRCA Rodeo
March 20-21

Professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls bring their talents to the Fargodome. Experience the most exciting eight seconds of any sport and cheer on barrel racers whose margins of victory are in hundredths of a second. www.fargodome.com/event-page-new?e_id=158

State Class B Boys Basketball
March 19-21

The crown jewel of North Dakota basketball caps the high school season with a return to the Bismarck Event Center. Eight surviving teams from district and regions tournament play for the title. www.ndhsaanow.com/tournaments/basketball-boys

Junior Hockey
Bismarck, Fargo, Minot

As the playoffs creep closer, the Bismarck Bobcats and Minot Minotaurs position themselves for playoff runs in the Tier II Junior A North American Hockey League, while the Fargo Force makes its push for the postseason in the Tier I United States Hockey League.




March 28

North Dakota’s longest footrace and first ultra-marathon, this cross-country trail run through the Sheyenne National Grasslands is on a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail with 100K, 50K and 25K options. Route includes forests, prairies and sandhills. endracing.com/end-sure

These are just a few festive events and activities in North Dakota during March. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

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