Ogden Marathon adding bike ride through Ogden Canyon to 2017 schedule

Monday , March 20, 2017 - 4:59 PM1 comment

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Cyclists will be able to join in on the fun of the 17th annual Ogden Marathon this year. 

The marathon is adding a 14.4-mile Sunrise Canyon Bike Ride to the day’s activities, which already include a full marathon, half-marathon, relay and 5K. 

Jenny Scothern, executive director of marathon host GOAL Foundation, said in a press release that cyclists have been asking for an event “for years.”

“They want to ride the (Ogden Canyon) because it’s one of the only times the road is closed,” Scothern said. “We were able to figure out logistics to add a secure ride to the marathon event, and we are giving it a go this year.”

The bike ride will start at Nordic Valley and end at Rainbow Gardens, according to the marathon’s website. 

The Sunrise Canyon Bike Ride is a non-competitive event, and no officials times will be given. Riders will need to finish the course within an hour and will be pulled off the course if they don’t reach cutoff points at a certain time. 

The start time is 6:05 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. Registration is $45, and space is limited. The bike ride is expected to sell out, according to the press release. 

For more information about the bike ride and other race events, visit www.ogdenmarathon.com.

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