The 2018 Ogden Marathon will play host to internationally followed women’s running brand, Another Mother Runner, as their community comes to Ogden for its spring Run + Refresh retreat.
Another Mother Runner (AMR) in an online running community established by two authors and accomplished athletes, Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell. What began as a blog became an online support group that brings together female runners from all walks of life to encourage physical fitness, camaraderie, and support from the first step to the finish line. The GOAL Foundation, the producers of the Ogden Marathon, believe AMR embodies their mission to inspire the Greater Ogden Community and its visitors to “Get Out and Live!”
“We are ecstatic to welcome this incredible group of women into the Ogden Marathon family and are honored that they have chosen to ‘Run + Refresh’ with us in scenic Ogden,” said Jenny Scothern, Executive Director of the GOAL Foundation.
The Ogden Marathon on May 19 and all its race options are the cornerstones of the retreat. The race will begin at 7:15 a.m. and more than 8,000 running enthusiasts will descend the Ogden Canyon and experience the City's unique downtown from the soles of their feet.
In addition to the 26.2- mile marathon option, participants can choose from a 13.1-mile half-marathon, five-person relay team, 5k, KidsK, one mile Mayor’s Walk or the newly introduced Canyon Bike Ride. These race options are designed to incorporate all skill levels from beginner to ultra-marathoner. This scenic course is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned and is a Boston qualifier. All racers will be reunited as they cross the world-class finish line where they can celebrate their accomplishments together.
“Dimity and I ran the Ogden Half-Marathon in 2011: We are excited to experience that beautiful, gentle-downhill race course again with a bevy of mother runners,” said AMR co-founder Sara Bowen Shea.
Registration for the Ogden Marathon and the Run + Refresh Retreat are now open. Race packets will be available at the Altra Fun and Fitness Expo on May 18, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Weber County Sports Complex. More information on the marathon can be found online. The AMR retreat kicks off on Thursday, May 17 and culminates on Sunday, May 20.