FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Registration for 2014 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon to Open Oct. 1
OGDEN, Utah - On Oct. 1 runners are invited to secure their spots at the
starting line for the 2014 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon, produced by the GOAL
Foundation. Entry into the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5K and
Kids' K held on May 17, 2014 will become available that day.
A lottery system is used for the Full and Half Marathon. Lottery
registration is open Oct. 1-10. Participation is limited to 8,000 slots
-3,500 Full Marathon and 4,500 Half Marathon. Race selections will be make
once the lottery closes. Entrants will be notified on Oct. 15.
No lottery selection is required to purchase in the following divisions:
VIP Full, VIP Half, Relay, 5K and Kids K. Registration will be available
Oct. 1 until the races sell out.
The cost for the Full Marathon is $90 and the Half Marathon is $80. There
is no fee to enter the lottery. Runners will be charged once selected.
Additional pricing information for all races can be found on the GOAL
Foundation website at www.ogdenmarathon.com.
Those with guaranteed entries should register by Sept. 30 to claim their
spot. Guaranteed entries are granted to those who have completed eight or
more verified Ogden Full Marathon (26.2 distance) races. Guaranteed entries
are invited to register between Sept. 1-30. If the registration window is
missed, they will be required to enter the lottery process.
"The Ogden Marathon has grown into a nationally-recognized race embraced by
elite and recreational runners," said Jenny Scothern, executive director of
the GOAL Foundation. "We are excited for this year's Ogden Marathon and the
many opportunity it brings to 'Get Out and Live.' "
Zions Bank Ogden Marathon hotel partners will offer special discounts to
marathon participants. Offers include one or two night stays with special
amenities such as carb-loading dinners and/or hot breakfast. Lodging
partners are within close proximity to the race shuttle and finish line.
For additional details visit www.ogdenmarathon.com or www.visitogden.com.
The 26.2 race begins in Huntsville, Utah. The course works its way through
Eden and around Pineview Reservoir. Runners will finish on Historic 25th
Street in downtown Ogden by way of picturesque Ogden Canyon. The Half
Marathon begins at Pineview Reservoir and will also finish in downtown
Ogden. The Kimberly-Clark 5K is the final 3.1 miles of the marathon and
begins at the Ogden River Parkway. The Kid's K is a one-mile family fun run
in the downtown Ogden area. A Fun and Fitness Expo will take place on
Friday, May 16, 2014.
Runners from all 50 states and 13 countries have participated in the Ogden
Marathon since the inaugural run in 2000. The Ogden Marathon is USATF
certified and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
For the latest Ogden Marathon news, registration options or how to get
involved visit www.ogdenmarathon.com, call 801-399-1773 or email
About the GOAL Foundation
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.
GOAL Foundation's Vision Statement -We envision a Greater Ogden community
that thrives economically and is healthier in mind, body and spirit.
Goal Foundation's 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.