OGDEN, Utah – The fourth annual Fun and Fitness Expo will officially start the 2009 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon weekend for an anticipated 15,000 runners, fans and members of the Ogden community. The Fun and Fitness Expo, held at the Historic Union Station on Friday May 15, 2009, will host an interactive mix of runner registration and clinics, children’s activities and local vendors between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
“Whether attendees are looking for last minute marathon tips, have a child who is dying to ‘bop’ with the Radio Disney Road Crew or are just looking to score a good deal on running gear, the Fun and Fitness Expo is the place to be,” said Jennifer Stockard, executive director of the Get Out And Live (GOAL) Foundation. “Our hope is that individuals and families, alike, will participate in the festival and be inspired to Get Out And Live a more healthy and active life.”
Produced by the GOAL Foundation, the Fun and Fitness Expo is free to attend and open to the public.
Packet pick-up for registered racers will be Friday only and must be picked up at the Expo. Packets will include runner's guide, runner's clothing bag, bib, timing chip and the official Ogden Marathon t-shirt.
The 2009 Ogden Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay are sold out. Those who want to participate in the Ogden Marathon 5K can register at the Fun and Fitness Expo or online at http://www.ogdenmarathon.com.
This year’s Fun and Fitness Expo Runner Clinics will be led by Dane Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg is a motivational speaker and amateur athlete who successively ran a certified marathon every weekend in 2006. Each clinic will run for 30 minutes with a Q&A session to follow.
12:00 p.m. 52 Marathons in 52 Weekends: How and Why
2:00 p.m. Last Minute Marathon Tips
4:00 p.m. The Ogden Marathon Course: A Runner’s Perspective
6:00 p.m. 52 Marathons in 52 Weekends: How and Why
Disney Radio Road Crew:
For the first time at the Fun and Fitness Expo, attendees can join the Radio Disney Road Crew between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a high-impact music and dancing experience. A Radio Disney DJ will be on hand playing the latest hits from artists like Jesse McCartney, Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers and David Archuleta, among others. The Radio Disney Road crew will also be teaching attendees the Hannah Montana Hoedown Throwdown dance.
The Fun and Fitness Expo will also feature retail, giveaway and food booths provided by more than 45 local vendors. Participating vendors include:
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital Center Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Services
Intermountain T-Shirt Co.
Adventurous Cakes, Coffee and Deli
Competitive Edge Fitness & Nutrition
Family Total Health Club
Green the World
Huntsman Cancer Foundation
I Am Ogden
Mount Ogden Eye Center
MyoMed Ragnar Relay
Ogden Bicycle Collective
Ogden City & Dinosaur Park
Precision Sport Eyewear
Trudy's Poppin' Johnny Ice Cream
Xtreme Climbing Walls
The Fun and Fitness Expo is sponsored by Zions Bank and the Get Out and Live (GOAL) Foundation.
To learn more about the Fun and Fitness Expo go to www.ogdenmarathon.com.
The GOAL Foundation:
The Get Out And Live (GOAL) Foundation is a non-profit organization led by community leaders, business owners, former 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic planners and volunteers that develops and produces recreational, athletic and cultural programs and events for the Ogden and Northern Utah areas. The GOAL Foundation was formed to maintain the community’s enthusiasm for sports, art and outdoor recreation that the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City created. More information about the GOAL Foundation is available at www.goalfoundation.com.
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