The GOAL Foundation, producers of the Ogden Marathon, announced today that they are teaming up with the St. George Marathon to offer a double medal. Those that run the full Ogden Marathon this Spring and the full St. George Marathon this Fall will be eligible. Both marathons attract runners from all 50 states and numerous countries. Both courses and respective cities offer unique scenic views, outdoor attractions and a first-class experience for their runners, volunteers and spectators.
The Ogden Marathon, which will take place on May 19, has been rated by Runner's World as one of the Top Ten Marathons in the world. This scenic course starts at an elevation of 5400 ft. with open roads, green fields and a beautiful gushing river. This gentle downhill is why Runner's World named it One of the Best Courses in America for First - Time Marathon Runners. The final half goes around Pineview Reservoir then drops into Ogden Canyon where you will run along the roaring Ogden River with breathtaking views of pine covered slopes. Exiting the canyon, you run onto the Ogden River Parkway, past Dinosaur Park and the Utah State University Botanical Gardens. The course ends downtown on Historic 25th street at an elevation of 4,309 Ft.
The St. George Marathon, which will take place on October 6, has been rated by Runner's World as one of the four "Marathons to Build a Vacation Around" in the World. Included in Runner`s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthen Park. The St. George Marathon is a point-to-point race which is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned. Runner`s World listed the St. George Marathon as the fastest fall marathon. A fun race indeed--and scenic.
The double medal will be awarded to those that complete both 26.2-mile distances. Space is limited to 300 racers at this time. Registration has already begun for the Ogden Marathon and St. George will open their 2018 Fall registration on April 1st.
“Both marathons are premiere world class events and a great way to explore the diverse beauty of our remarkable state”, said Jenny Scothern, Executive Director of the GOAL Foundation. “Runners who complete this challenge will truly get to experience the best that Utah has to offer”.