Registration is open for the following categories:
- FULL MARATHON
- HALF MARATHON
- VIP FULL MARATHON
- VIP HALF MARATHON
- CHARITY FULL AND HALF MARATHONS
In response to a steady increase in demand, the GOAL Foundation implemented a lottery system for the 2013 Half and Full Zions Bank Ogden Marathon. Lottery registration will remain for the 2014 race with minor changes.
Ogden Marathon Lottery & Registration FAQ
NOTE: All times referenced are Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Q: How will the lottery system work?
The lottery registration will open for the full and half marathon by 9:00 am MST on October 1, 2013, and remain open through October 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm, MST. There is NO fee to enter the lottery. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Runners are not allowed to register for both races. If you enter multiple times and are drawn multiple times, you will not be refunded.
Everyone who registers for the lottery during the 10-day period will have the same chance of being chosen, regardless of the date or time they register.
Lottery registrants will be selected electronically after the lottery closes. Both selected and rejected applicants will be notified by email by 5:00 pm MST on October 15th, 2013. All charges to credit cards will be made between October 11th and October 15th.
***IMPORTANT CHANGE - If selected, your card will be automatically charged the full registration amount. If you are not selected, no charge will be made to your card. If you are selected and your card is declined, the system will automatically draw the next person.
Q. Is it possible to enter the lottery as a group?
Yes, it is possible for groups of 2 to 10 people to enter the lottery together. Group registration is available to avoid situations where one family member or friend is selected for the race and their running partners are not selected. Group registration ensures that either everyone in the group is selected or no one in the group is selected. Groups are treated as individual registrants so the odds of being chosen as a group are the same as being chosen as an individual. Do not enter individuals multiple times.
Q. How do I register my team for the lottery?
The Team Captain will register separately, first. Select ‘Create new team’ from the drop down menu. Type your team name in the box provided. Be sure to continue all the way through the registration process until a confirmation receipt is received.
Once the Captain’s registration is complete, additional team members will be able to select the team name from the drop down menu. Remember, only one participant per transaction.
Registering as part of a team guarantees that no registered team member will be forced to run alone. If one person from your team is selected, the entire team gets in. Your whole team must be registered before the lottery is drawn, late team entries will not be accepted.
Runners are not allowed to register individually AND as part of a group. They must choose one or the other and are not able to change their status from an individual registrant once they have signed up. Runners who sign up as both an individual and as a member of a group will have their multiple registrations rejected.
Groups may consist of a combination of both marathon and half marathon participants. Groups will be informed of their selection status at the same time as individuals detailed above.
Q. What is the Ogden Marathon VIP Program?
The VIP program enables runners to make an up-front donation to secure a spot in either race. The Ogden Marathon VIP program, benefits the GOAL Foundation’s Young Runners Program. It helps to underwrite the race course, supplies, shirts, medals, and prizes. It also pays race entry fees for children in both Weber County and Ogden City School Districts’ afterschool programs who participate in a health and fitness program leading up to the Ogden Marathon. Half of the VIP entry goes directly to the program and the other half goes to runner services.
As part of their exclusive Ogden Marathon experience, VIP runners receive special treatment in regards to registration, transportation, and all runner services before, during, and after the race. The VIP program registration will open at 9:00 am MST on October 1, 2012, and is not part of the lottery and the registration is non-refundable. VIP registrations are limited, so to secure a spot, runners should be sure to sign up early!
Q. Do you offer guaranteed charity entries?
Yes! Through the Ogden Marathon’s Get Out And Give program, the GOAL Foundation partners with selected charity programs and offers alternative ways to enter the marathon and half marathon races.
The charity registration enables runners to make an up-front donation of at least $300.00 to an official Get Out And Give charity of the Ogden Marathon. Charity entries are limited, and registration will open October 1st, 2013 Charity registration will remain open until spots are sold.
Q. Do you have an exception for runners who have completed multiple marathon races?
Yes, we will offer a guaranteed full marathon entry to individuals who have been verified as completing 8 or more OGDEN full marathon (26.2 distance) races. Those individuals will be sent an invitation to register via e-mail and must complete their registration before September 30th, 2013 to receive a guaranteed marathon entry. All individuals in this category will be attempted to be reached by email multiple times during the month of September. If they fail to register during that period, those runners must enter the lottery for a chance to be selected and are no longer eligible for a guaranteed race entry for this year.
Full marathon runners who are part of the 10-year club or are entering the 10-year club in 2014, will also be emailed in September. They will also need to register during this registration window to be eligible for guaranteed entry.
Q. What will pricing be for the 2014 Race?
Pricing for the 2014 Ogden Marathon is $90
The Half Marathon fee is $80.
While it is not anticipated, in the event that the race does not sell out a graduated price structure will be implemented.
Q. Can I switch my registration from one race to another?
Due to the volume of the Half Marathon Lottery, race to race transfers will not be allowed. Specifically, Full Marathon Registrants are not allowed to transfer down to the Half Marathon.
Q. Can I switch my registration to another runner?
Yes, if you are registered for the marathon or half marathon, you may transfer your registration to another runner until April 15, 2014. There is a $25.00 non-refundable administrative fee for all transfers. No transfers will be accepted after the April 15th deadline to allow for race staff to finalize all race planning and transportation logistics. Runner to runner transfers will not be able to change shirt sizes. The original registrant shirt size and style will be available for pick up. The race director reserves the right to close the runner-to-runner transfer option at anytime during the transfer window.
Transfers can only be initiated by the original registered runner via the IMAthlete transfer system. The original registered runner is responsible for finding their own replacement. They are also responsible for collecting payment from the new runner.
Q. Can I switch my registration from one race to another at packet pick-up?
No, race to race transfers cannot be facilitated at the Fun & Fitness Expo due to course logistics and transportation. The Ogden Marathon is a closed course that requires precise transportation planning to ensure that on race day, all participants safely arrive on-time at the appropriate start line.
Q. Can I switch my registration to another runner at packet pick up?
Yes, runner to runner transfers will be facilitated at the Fun & Fitness Expo. Runner to runner transfers will not be able to change shirt size and style. The original registrant’s shirt size and style will be available for pick up. Runner to runner transfers at the Fun & Fitness Expo will be based on administrative capability of the timing company and race staff. The race director reserves the right to close runner to runner transfers at the Fun & Fitness Expo due to high volume. Please try to anticipate runner to runner transfers and facilitate them during the transfer window of March 1 to April 15th.
Q. Is there a penalty for giving my bib to another runner on race day or running a different race then I am registered for?
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 Ogden Marathon events for a minimum of two years.
Minimum Two-Year Ban for Unauthorized Runners
Our past races have had numerous participants running under someone else’s race number. While this may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike.
From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number belong to you, the participant.
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 Ogden Marathon events for a minimum of two years.
Q. Does the lottery apply to KidsK, 5K, and Relay Teams
No. The only races considered in the lottery are the half and full marathons. Registration for the KidsK, 5K, and Relay Team races will open October 1st to the general public and will be available until sell out.