October 2 2017
Ogden, Utah(September 29, 2017) – Online registration to Utah’s largest single-day running event, the Zion’s Bank Ogden Marathon presented by the GOAL Foundation, will open on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 am MST. The 2018 marathon will take place on Saturday, May 19, starting in the breathtaking Wasatch Mountains and ending in downtown Ogden. Runners can register at www.ogdenmarathon.com.
“In 2018, we will celebrate 18 years of a community event that is not only about runner’s personal bests, but also the spirit, strength, and health of our community,” said Jenny Scothern, Executive Director of the GOAL Foundation. “The Ogden Marathon is the ideal race for beginners, intermediate, and advance runners, and those looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon.”
Early bird prices are $89.00 for the full marathon, $79.00 for the half marathon, $250.00 for the team relay, $40.00 for the 5K and $10.00 for the kids k. Prices will go up on November 1, 2017. New for 2018, the two premier marathons in Utah, the Ogden Full Marathon and the St. George Full Marathon, will partner and offer a double medal – Red Rocks and Mountain Tops. Participants who complete both races will receive a double medal commemorating participating in two world-class full marathons in the state of Utah.
Additionally, the Ogden Marathon is partnering with Another Mother Runner, who will be providing training and nutrition advice to racers. Another Mother Runner is a small company managed by mothers for mothers to help empower women through running. Their training and nutrition programs include a training plan, recommendations on gear, weekly Q&A sessions and meal plans that will help racers to the finish line feeling strong and supported.
"I have very fond memories of running the Ogden Half-Marathon in 2011--such a gorgeous course and incredibly well-organized race,” said Sarah Bowen Shea, co-founder of Another Mother Runner and host of Another Mother Runner weekly podcast. “We are excited to share the beauty of the course plus the charm of Ogden with the Mother Runner community via the race and our Retreat."
Participants in the 2018 race are encouraged to share their training journey by using the #ogdenmarathon, #ogdenmarathontraining and #motherrunner hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Schedule of Events
May 18, 2018
9:00 am: Free Shake Out Run with Sarah Bowen Shea with Another Mother Runner
10:00 am - 8:00 pm: Altra Fun & Fitness Expo at the Weber County Sports Complex
6:00 pm: Ogden Marathon Mayor’s Walk at the High Adventure Park
May 19, 2018
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
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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.ogdenmarathon.com.
About Another Mother Runner
Another Mother Runner, founded by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, has cultivated a community of like-minded women with similar goals and challenges since their best-selling book Run Like a Mother, published in 2010, hit the shelves and struck a chord with audiences across the country. Train Like a Mother followed in 2012, and Tales from Another Mother Runner completed the trilogy in 2015. AMR has since expanded into a weekly podcast, online store for sassy running tees and accessories, active social community, popular blog, running retreats, and training club.
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