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KayCee Johnson of Fargo prepares to run the Fargo Marathon 10K on Saturday morning wearing her mother's wedding veil. Johnson's own wedding, to fiance Ryan Judd, was Saturday afternoon at The Avalon in downtown Fargo. Photo by Meredith Holt/The Forum

Fargo woman runs 10K on her wedding day

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By Meredith Holt /The Forum

FARGO -- Among the thousands of runners lining up on the Main Avenue bridge Saturday was a bride.

Not a bride-to-be. A bride.


KayCee Johnson of Fargo ran the Fargo Marathon 10K the day of her wedding, wearing her mother’s wedding veil.

“I’m not wearing it in the wedding, so I decided to wear it out here,” she said.

Johnson and her fiancé, Ryan Judd, planned a 4 p.m. wedding at The Avalon in downtown Fargo in front of 200 guests.

She said pulling off the feat required “a lot of careful planning” and help from friends and family.