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UPDATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

To Our Community:

We wanted to provide you with an update on the 2020 Ogden Marathon. For the health and safety of our athletes and community, the America First Ogden Marathon and all of its related events for 2020 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The GOAL Foundation has been working diligently to secure a new date and arrange all logistics related to producing our world class event.We are happy to announce that the new date of the America First Ogden Marathon will be September 26, 2020.This year’s event will utilize the same world class course, the same world class expo, same world class finish line, and the same world class GOAL Volunteers, with the only change being that this year it will take place in our beautiful Utah fall season.

Current registrants will be automatically registered for the September 26, 2020 America First Ogden Marathon or will have the choice to defer to the May 15, 2021 America First Ogden Marathon.

For more details on these options, please continue to visit the Ogden Marathon website at ogdenmarathon.com. Additional instructions and details have been emailed to those currently registered. We are committed to maximizing communication with our athletes, volunteers, and partners and will be releasing information frequently during the ever-changing environment.

Although we are devastated with this outcome and share in your confusion, frustration and sadness, we consider our athletes, volunteers, sponsors, community partners and our community, to be our family and are confident that together, we will come together to support one another in these challenging times.We acknowledge and empathize greatly with the difficulty in having to make this decision and appreciate your understanding and support in this difficult time. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of our athletes and partners, past and present, and their families during this difficult time.In the meantime please take time to take care of yourselves, your families, and your communities.We look forward to seeing all of you on September 26, 2020!

Sincerely,

Eric Bauman
Executive Director
Goal Foundation

Update: Friday, March 20, 2020

To our runner community,

We haven’t forgotten about you! All of us at the GOAL Foundation are working diligently on the logistics and details of our event. We are committed to communicating with all of our athletes and will be releasing more detailed information updates regarding our event in the very near future. We appreciate your understanding and patience in these challenging times.

Update: Friday, March 13, 2020

To Our Community:



The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the country, the GOAL Foundation is committed to having a plan of action to assure the continued health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, staff, and community.

As this situation continues to evolve, we will closely monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local health officials. We will continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions, and in all aspects and details of our event, we’re doing all we can to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and welcome.

As of today, State and Local officials are recommending mass gatherings of 100 people or more be avoided.They will continue to monitor in two week intervals, and we will provide communication and updates as details develop.For the safety of our athletes, volunteers, sponsors, and community, we will be changing the upcoming Winter Race Circuit 10 miler race on March 21, 2020 to a virtual run. This format will allow everyone to Get Out And Live while exercising safe social distancing.

We will also continue to monitor the situation in regards to the Ogden Marathon which is scheduled to take place on May 16, 2020, and with the complexity and uncertainty regarding the state of COVID-19, we will continue to communicate with our athletes, volunteers, and stakeholders regularly.Should conditions not allow the race to occur safely on the scheduled date, we will be planning an alternative date in the future for this year’s event when conditions are safe to do so.

All of us at the GOAL Foundation understand that this issue is cause for concern to many, and we offer our deepest sympathies to those who have already been affected. Rest assured that as circumstances continue to develop, one thing will remain the same: We will make our decisions with the health and well-being of our athletes, volunteers, sponsors, partners, employees and communities as our highest priority.

Respectfully,

Eric Bauman
Executive Director

GOAL Foundation

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