OGDEN — The Zions Bank Ogden Marathon is set for Saturday, but things will be a little different this year in light of the tragic events that took place in Boston last month.
Jenny Scothern, executive director of Ogden’s GOAL Foundation, said security will be beefed up, and marathon organizers have spent much of the past month developing and expanding details of a contingency plan in the event of an emergency at the Ogden race.
“We’re working very closely with all of our local law enforcement and emergency responders,” she said. “Most of the things we are doing are behind the scenes, but we’re taking every action to be prepared.”
One of the actions that won’t be behind the scenes is a new text-only emergency line available to the public. In case of an emergency during the marathon, the public can text details to 801-940-6530 for help.