Ogden Marathon To Induct Jeff Galloway Into “Hall of Fame”

 

The Zions Bank Ogden Marathon is proud to announce that Jeff Galloway will be the guest for the 19th running of the race, on May 18, and will be the 2019 “Hall of Fame Inductee.”  Jeff will be inducted during the 10-Year Club dinner, on May 14, and will then run his 6th Ogden Full Marathon.

“What an honor to be inducted into the Ogden Marathon Hall of Fame.  This well-run event is my favorite course and the people are supportive and fun.  I’m looking forward to the weekend and then running my 232nd marathon,” said Jeff Galloway

 Known as America's Coach, Jeff Galloway has been running for over 60 years. He is the author of over 25 books and the inventor of the run-walk-run training method which has helped make running accessible to millions. Galloway is also the official training consultant for runDisney and founder and owner of Phidippides - the oldest running specialty store, founded in 1973.)

“It is such a pleasure anytime Jeff and Barbra have been in Ogden, Utah for the Ogden Marathon. Jeff is a favorite of our runners and the 10-Year Club members will gladly welcome him into our Hall of Fame. We appreciate all Jeff has done for the Ogden Marathon and the running industry at large,” said Jenny Scothern, Executive Director, of the Ogden Marathon.

The Ogden Marathon is one of Utah’s largest single-day running event, and has most recently been voted by Salt Lake City Weekly Magazine as “Best Running Event in Utah.” The Ogden Marathon runs a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5K and Kids K and provides runners with breathtaking scenery as they make their way down a gentle downhill course that winds through National Forest lands, on quiet country roads and through a breathtaking canyon ending on Historic 25th Street in downtown Ogden, Utah.  All races end at the same finish line in the heart of Ogden’s vibrant and notoriously independent downtown, a hub for arts and recreation.

“The breathtaking course of the Zion’s Bank Ogden Marathon has been nationally recognized by prestigious publications as an experience you don’t want to miss,” said Jenny Scothern, Executive Director of the Ogden Marathon. Shape.com ranked the Ogden Marathon as “The 5th best marathon in the country for beginning marathon runners.” And a Runner’s World story named the Ogden Marathon, “One of the top ten marathons in the world.” Since its inaugural 2000 run, the Ogden marathon has hosted runners from all 50 states and 11 countries. The Ogden Marathon is USATF certified and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

For More information on the latest Ogden Marathon news, or to register for the race visit www.ogdenmarathon.com, call 801-399-1773 or email abby@goalfoundation.com