Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

“GOAL Soles”

Producers of the Ogden Marathon Put Shoes on Young Runners

Ogden, Utah (December 2017) - The GOAL Foundation, producers of the Ogden Marathon, will be doing their final round of putting shoes on kids as part of their year-long Young Runners Program Wednesday, December 20, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Odyssey Elementary, 375 Goddard Street, Ogden, UT 84401.  One of three school visits this month, Odyssey Elementary currently has over 60 children who participate in the Young Runners Program.

The GOAL Foundation has been positively impacting the lives of local elementary school-aged children through their Young Runners Program for over 10 years. The program provides running activities and games, and the goal is simple:  To encourage kids to lead healthy and active lifestyles outdoors. They accomplish this through their partnership with the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club afterschool programs.  The program is funded by personal donations and proceeds from the Ogden Marathon. 

The GOAL Foundation Young Runners Program is active in 16 schools in the Ogden and Weber School districts with over 700 kids participating. 350 Elementary school-aged children will be gifted new running shoes as part of the program by the end of the year.

The end goal for these kids is a free entry into the Granite Construction Kids K or the Kimberly Clark 5K.  “It is just incredible to watch the progress of these kids throughout the year and see them cross the same world-class finish line as athletes from all over the nation and world,” said, Jenny Scothern, Executive Director.

For More information on the latest Ogden Marathon news, remaining registration options for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5K, KidsK, Mayors Walk, or how to get involved visit, call 801-399-1773 or email


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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