Ogden’s Mayor Encouraging Locals to “Get Out And Live”

May 15 2017

Ogden, Utah (May 2017) – The GOAL Foundation is excited to invite the public to participate in the third annual Ogden Marathon Mayor’s Walk presented by American Pet Nutrition on May 19 at the High Adventure Park at 6:00 pm.

“As part of the City of Ogden's healthy lifestyle initiatives, the GOAL Foundation is pleased to partner with American Pet Nutrition, the City and Mayor Mike Caldwell to bring you the Annual Mayor's Walk” stated Jenny Scothern, executive director of the GOAL Foundation. “This walk welcomes all members of the community, regardless of their fitness level to take part in a world-class event and experience part of the Ogden Marathon race course.”

The Mayor’s Walk is a family and dog-friendly event. The route starts at the High Adventure Park on 18th Street and Grant Avenue and follows the last mile of the Zion’s Bank Ogden Marathon race course. Participation is $10 and registered walkers will receive a shirt and a special commemorative challenge coin from Mayor Caldwell. Additionally, American Pet Nutrition’s dog food truck will be on site, handing out snacks and treats to furry friends in attendance.

“The GOAL Foundation encourages you and your pets to "Get Out And Live!", in our community,” said Scothern. “We're excited to offer another option when folks are considering how they are going to be involved in the marathon week of events.”

Mayor’s Walk Event Details:

When: Friday, May 19th at 6:00 pm

Parking: Park at the Ogden City Municipal Parking Lot, 26th and Grant. The Jupiter will depart at 5:45 pm from the Municipal parking lot to the start line.

Start Line Location: Start line is on 18th and Grant at the High Adventure Park.

Finish Line: Walkers will finish at the same finish line as the Ogden Marathon on 25th and Grant.

Schedule of Ogden Marathon Events:

May 19

9:00 am: Free Shake Out Run with Javier Chavez (Weber State University Athletics Hall of Famer) at the Weber County Sports Complex

10:00 am - 8:00 pm: Altra Fun & Fitness Expo at the Weber Country Sports Complex

6:00 pm: Ogden Marathon Mayor’s Walk presented by American Pet Nutrition

May 20

6:05 am: Sunrise Canyon Bike Ride

6:45 am: Ogden Marathon 5K and Half Marathon Race Start

7:15 am: Ogden Marathon Full Marathon and Relay Race Starts

7:00 am – 1:00 pm: Finish Line Expo at the Ogden Municipal Gardens

 

To learn more about the Mayor’s Walk and to register visit: www.ogdenmarathon.com

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About the GOAL Foundation

The Goal Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded shortly after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. With the assistance of a myriad of local businesses and thousands of volunteers, the GOAL Foundation’s aim is to attract, organize, support and encourage premier athletic events that promote and active lifestyle. The Foundation produces a number of events including the Ogden Marathon, the Winter Race Circuit, Mountain 2 Metro, as well as facilitates a Young Runners programs in 16 Ogden area afterschool programs and produces youth summer camps.

Vision Statement-We envision a Greater Ogden community that thrives economically and is healthier in mind, body and spirit.

Our mission is to inspire the Greater Ogden Community and its visitors to “Get Out and Live” by participating, volunteering and spectating at recreational events, programs and activities.

For additional information on the GOAL Foundation visit www.getoutandlive.org.

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