FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOAL Foundation Introduces Lottery System For the
2013 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon
Ogden, Utah (August 13, 2012) - In response to a steady increase in demand,
the GOAL Foundation (www.getoutandlive.org) will implement a lottery system
for the 2013 Half and Full Zions Bank Ogden Marathon slated for May 18.
Lottery registration opens October 1, 2012 at 9 a.m. MST and closes October
21, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Participants may register once as a group or
individually. Groups ensure loved ones can race together and are limited up
to ten people. If one entrant from the group is selected the entire group
will receive an entry. If no entrant from a group is selected the entire
group is omitted from the lottery. Duplicate names in the group and
individual categories will be completely withdrawn from the lottery. A $5
non-refundable administration fee is required to enter. Winners will be
Selected and rejected entrants will be notified November 1, 2012 by 5 p.m.
MST. At this time selected participants will be invited to register. They
will have until Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 5 p.m. MST to complete their
VIP registration opens October 1, 2012 at 9 a.m. MST, but will not be
included in the lottery. The VIP program enables runners to make an
up-front contribution to ensure their spot. VIP registrations are limited.
Guaranteed entries will also be provided to individuals who donate to the
official charity partners of GOAL Foundation's "Get Out and Give!" program.
The "Get out and Give" program will open November 15, 2012 at 9 a.m. MST.
Loyal runners that have completed eight or more Zions Bank Ogden Full
Marathon (26.2 distance) races will be eligible for a guaranteed entry.
They must register September 17 to 28 prior to the general public lottery.
Runners entering the 10-year club in 2013 and returning club members must
register during this registration window as well to be eligible for
Relay Team, 5 Kilometer (5K) and Kid's Kilometer (Kid's K) race
registration open November 15 at 9 a.m. MST following the lottery
announcement. Registration will be available until the races sell out.
Last year's Full Marathon sold out in an unprecedented three days, and the
Half Marathon sold out in hours. More than 9,000 participants ran in the
2012 race representing 39 states and five countries. The 2013 Zions Bank
Ogden Marathon will remain at maximum course capacity.
For additional information visit www.ogdenmarathon.com, call 801.399.1773
GOAL's mission is to support the Greater Ogden community's vision to be
recognized as an outdoor recreation mecca, by producing unparalleled
athletic events and by collaborating with other organizations in bringing
athletically-oriented events to the Ogden area. GOAL will, in all its
activities, strive to engage the community, local business and relevant
government agencies in outcomes that bring a sense of pride and belonging
to all those involved.