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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When will registration open for the 2022 Ogden Marathon?
A: We are so glad you asked, registration will open on October 4th! We will be offering both in-person and virtual race options.

Q: I deferred my 2020 or 2021 registration to the 2022 Ogden Marathon. What's next?
A: You should have received a welcome email into the 2022 Ogden Marathon on September 20, 2021. You are all set!


Q: What is Ogden Marathon's Covid-19 policy?
A: As the Covid environment continues to evolve and change, additional guidelines and/or protocols may be added prior to race day. The GOAL Foundation will continue to communicate updates with our athletes, volunteers, and vendors via email and on our social media platforms.

Q: What is Ogden Marathon's cancellation policy?
A: Consistent with the running industry standards, entries are non-refundable, with the exception of active military or deployment. The safety of all involved in the race and race day is of the utmost importance. Should the race have to be altered or cancelled due to weather or other physical conditions (recognized as "an act of God"), no refunds will be given. Should the race be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, refund options will be given.

Q: What if I cannot run the 2022 Ogden Marathon?
A: You can transfer your registration to another participant for a $25 fee. Contact admin@goalfoundation.com for more information.

A: You can donate your registration to our GOAL Youth Programming.

Your donation will help fund GOAL Youth Programs including:

    • Helping us to provide athletic shoes to local youth.
    • Provide funding for the Young Runners Program.
    • Build our Scholarship Fund that allows us to provide youth summer camps at no cost.
Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Sure is! You may use your race registration as a charitable donation for your tax purposes. Our tax ID is 87-0673086

Q: Can I transfer my registration to another runner?
A: Yes, you may transfer your registration to another person. There is a $25 transfer fee that can be paid by either party. To initiate the transfer, please reach out to admin@goalfoundation.com.

Q: Can I transfer my registration to a different distance?
A: Yes, if there are still spots available in the distance you would like to transfer into. You may change from one race distance to another for a fee of $25 or the difference of the race price at the time of transfer, whichever is greater. No refunds will be given if you transfer to a lesser distance, and the $25 fee still applies.

Q: Is there a penalty for giving someone else my bib on race day?
A: Yes! Participants are NOT ALLOWED to transfer between races on race day. Any participant who runs under someone else’s bib, or who runs a different race than what they are registered for, will be disqualified and will not be scored. For the safety of our runners, and in case of a medical emergency, it is imperative that the registration data associated with the race number belongs to the person wearing the bib. If race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent GOAL Foundation events for a minimum of two years.

Q: Where can I find more information about the race day, courses, etc?

A: You can find all race-related information HERE

Q: What is the weather typically like on race day?
A: This is a springtime race in Utah, so the weather can be unpredictable and we recommend checking the forecast the week of and layering appropriately. It is typically 35-45 degrees at the full marathon start and warms up as you run through the canyon. Some years we’ve had snow or rain, others warm sunshine. But there’s no such thing as bad weather if you’re prepared and having fun, right?


Q: Will there be pacers on the course?
A: Yes, the American Flyer Pacers will be pacing the full and half marathon.

Q: Is the Ogden Marathon a Boston Qualifier?
A: Yes!

Q: Is the Ogden Marathon USATF certified?
A: Yes!

Q: Can I wear headphones during the race?
A: Using an audio device may compromise your safety and that of others by hindering your ability to hear verbal instructions or commands from race officials including course marshals on bicycles or to hear vehicles in the lane next to you or emergency vehicles on the course. If you use an audio device you do so at your own risk.


Q: Are strollers or pets allowed on the course?
A: Strollers are allowed in the KidsK only. Due to the nature of our course through the canyon, no animals, skates, skateboards, bikes, baby joggers or children/infants in backpacks are allowed due to safety. No bandits. No exceptions.

Q: Can I participate in the Marathon and still be able to watch my child run the KidsK?
A: Yes, the KidsK starts at 12:30pm. If you would like, you can even run the KidsK with your child.

Q. Is there a time limit for completing the Marathon?
A: Yes. The race starts at 7am. Participants must be through the spillway at the canyon (mile 4 for the half and mile 17 for the full) by 11:30 am and out of the canyon (mile 9ish for the half and mile 22ish for the full) by 1:00 pm. Participants not able to meet the cutoffs will transported to the finish line.

Q: What if I haven’t received email confirmation for my registration?
A: Online entries will be confirmed by e-mail from Haku. If you have spam filters and/or firewalls in place, we cannot guarantee you will receive this email. Prior to race weekend, you will receive a series of communications containing important information. If you have a Gmail account, be sure to check your All Mail folder as our eBlast or eNewsletter may not land in your inbox. You may also confirm your entry by calling Haku at 831.713.2227 or emailing admin@goalfoundation.com.

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