Ogden Marathon Adds a Canyon Bike Race
Ogden, Utah – May 20th, 2017. The Ogden Marathon is celebrating its 17th annual race this May and this year they’re adding a cycling component. Now, in addition to the 5k, half marathon, relay and full marathon options for runners, cyclists will also have a way to engage – and it’s just what you’ve always wanted: a ride through the scenic Ogden Canyon.
After 16 years of running the course, the team over at Get Out And Live, has added a bike race to the event line-up for the Ogden Marathon. “Cyclists have been asking for years,” said GOAL Foundation Executive Director Jenny Scothern, “they want to ride the canyon because it’s one of the only times the road is closed. We were able to figure out logistics to add a secure ride to the marathon event and we are giving it a go this year.”
The Canyon Bike Ride is a non-competitive event and no official times will be given, a timing clock at the finish line will show elapsed time. The course is 14.4 miles and has cutoff times for riders (participants need to maintain an average speed of 15 mph to meet these cutoff times). Space is incredibly limited so the GOAL Foundation is encouraging interested cyclists to register immediately.
Finishers will receive a participant shirt and can partake in the infamous finish-line PBR pancakes offered by the Bike Shoppe.
Interested riders are encouraged to read the full event details available at ogdenmarathon.com and to register immediately as this event is anticipated to sell out.
Sunrise Canyon Bike Ride (at the Ogden Marathon)
Saturday, May 20th
registration is now open
The GOAL Foundation, producer of the Ogden Marathon, was established after the 2002 Olympics with a mission 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. GOAL is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation.