The 2018 Ogden Trail Running Festival Coming Soon
Movie, Meet & Greet Night
The 2017 Movie, Meet & Greet Night was held in the intimate Amer Sports Headquarters in downtown Ogden. We are again partnering with Salomon to bring you a night of beer, grub, movies, and maybe a special guest. What’s different for 2018? We will put a greater emphasis on the Meet and Greet portion of the night allowing for a longer social session so you can catch up with old friends while enjoying free beer and food (don’t worry we’ll have plenty of beer this time around).
Race Day Expo, Gib Wallace Memorial Race, and Kid’s K
Last year we had a strong showing of Trail Running vendors providing products and services for the trail running community. Our goal for 2018 Race Expo is to double the number of vendors who specialize in trail running and since race day falls on Cinco de Mayo we will have tacos for everyone to enjoy.
One Hundred runners signed up for the 2017 Gib Wallace Memorial race. We provided runners with a challenging 7 mile course that had 1300 feet of climbing. Amer Sports Factory Outlet provided Suunto Spartans for both male and female winners, second and third place received cash prizes.
For 2018 Gib Wallace Race we are working on:
- Splitting the race into a short course and a long course
- The Short Course will be 4 miles long and allow less experienced runners to explore the Ogden Trail System
- The Long Course will increase to 10 – 13 miles (we are still mapping our potential routes) and provided experienced runners will a serious challenge as they traverse some of Ogden’s best trails
- Our goal for 2018 is to award prizes to the top 5 for both Female and Male finishers of the Long Course
The 2017 Kid’s K had about 20 “little rippers” scampering around Mt. Ogden park. For 2018 we will have an official Kid’s K course with the Tots making multiple looks through the vendor expo so everyone can cheer them on. The 2018 Kid’s K will be limited to 100 participants with age restrictions from 3 years old to 11 years old. Each Kid’s K participant will get a race shirt, finisher’s medal, and swag bag.