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2013 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon and Half Marathon Lottery Registration
Monday, October 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:05 AM (MDT)
In response to a steady increase in demand, the GOAL Foundation has implemented a lottery system for the 2013 Half and Full Zions Bank Ogden Marathon slated for May 18, 2013
OGDEN MARATHON LOTTERY AND REGISTRATION FAQ:
NOTE: All times referenced are Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Q: How will the lottery system work?
The lottery registration will open for the full and half marathon by 9:00 am MST on October 1, 2012, and remain open through October 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm, MST. There is a $5.00 non-refundable lottery administration fee to enter the lottery. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Runners are not allowed to register for both races.
Everyone who registers for the lottery during the 21-day period will have the same chance of being chosen, regardless of the date or time they register.
Lottery registrants will be selected electronically after the lottery closes. Both selected and rejected applicants will be notified by email by 5:00 pm MST on November 1, 2012. At that time, selected applicants will be sent an invitation to register. The invitation will include registration instructions and credit card payment information. Selected registrants will have until 5:00 pm MST on Thursday, November 15, 2012, to complete their registration and fee payment for the race.
Q. Is it possible to enter the lottery as a group?
Yes, it is possible for groups of 2 to 10 people to enter the lottery together. Group registration is available to avoid situations where one family member or friend is selected for the race and their running partners are not selected. Group registration ensures that either everyone in the group is selected or no one in the group is selected. Groups are treated as individual registrants so the odds of being chosen as a group are the same as being chosen as an individual. There is a $5.00 non-refundable lottery administration fee per runner.
The person in charge of registering the group should have everyone's information including name, phone, address, birthdate, gender and age on race day. The person who is registering the group will also be responsible for payment. Individuals cannot "Join" a group later. They must be part of the original registration or they will need to enter the lottery on their own.
Runners are not allowed to register individually AND as part of a group. They must choose one or the other and are not able to change their status from an individual registrant once they have signed up. Runners who sign up as both an individual and as a member of a group will have their multiple registrations rejected.
Groups may consist of a combination of both marathon and half marathon participants. Groups will be informed of their selection status at the same time individuals are informed on November 1, 2012.
Q. What is the Ogden Marathon VIP Program?
The VIP program enables runners to make an up-front donation of $300.00 to secure a spot in either race. The Ogden Marathon VIP program, benefits the GOAL Foundation’s Young Runners Program. It helps to underwrite the race course, supplies, shirts, medals, and prizes. It also pays race entry fees for children in both Weber County and Ogden City School Districts’ afterschool programs who participate in a health and fitness program leading up to the Ogden Marathon. Half of the VIP entry goes directly to the program and the other half goes to runner services.
As part of their exclusive Ogden Marathon experience, VIP runners receive special treatment in regards to registration, transportation, and all runner services before, during, and after the race. The VIP program registration will open at 9:00 am MST on October 1, 2012, and is not part of the lottery and the registration is non-refundable. VIP registrations are limited, so to secure a spot, runners should be sure to sign up early!
Q. Do you offer guaranteed charity entries?
Yes! Through the Ogden Marathon’s Get Out And Give program, the GOAL Foundation partners with selected charity programs and offers alternative ways to enter the marathon and half marathon races.
The charity registration enables runners to make an up-front donation of at least $300.00 to an official Get Out And Give charity of the Ogden Marathon. Charity entries are limited, and registration will open at 9:00 am MST on November 15, 2012. Charity registration will remain open until spots are sold. Click here for details and a list of charities to which you can donate.
Q. Do you have an exception for runners who have completed multiple marathon races?
Yes, we will offer a guaranteed full marathon entry to individuals who have been verified as completing 8 or more FULL MARATHON (26.2) races. Those individuals will be sent an invitation to register via e-mail and must complete their registration between September 17 and September 28, 2012 to receive a guaranteed marathon entry. Those individuals will be emailed by September 14, 2012 that they need to register between September 17 and September 28,, 2012 to receive a guaranteed marathon entry. If they fail to register during that period, those runners must enter the lottery for a chance to be selected and are no longer eligible for a guaranteed race entry for this year.
Full marathon runners who are part of the 10-year club or are entering the 10-year club in 2013, will also be emailed by September 14, 2012. They will also need to register during this registration window to be eligible for guaranteed entry.
Q. What will pricing be for the 2013 Race?
Pricing for the 2013 Ogden Marathon and Half Marathon will remain the same as it was for the 2012 race. The Marathon fee will remain at $85 and the Half Marathon fee will remain at $80.
Q. Does the lottery apply to KidsK, 5K, and Relay Teams
No. The only races considered in the lottery are the half and full marathons. Registration for the KidsK, 5K, and Relay Team races will open after the lottery at 9:00 am MST on November 15, 2012 and will be available until sell out.
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