After doing 13 half marathons in 2018 I de6to make the jump to a full marathon in 2019. I originally wasnt going to run The Ogden Full Marathon but I'm sure glad I did.
You start up in the mountains above Huntsville Utah and run down a canyon for 5 miles. After exiting the canyon you spend the next 10 miles running around beautiful Pineview Reservoir, caught between the water and beautiful snowcapped mountains the scenery is unreal.
After you finish the half loop around the reservoir you get to the real down hill of the course. Ogden Canyon is a narrow twisting canyon that makes it difficult to run down in normal traffic conditions, but once a year they completely close the canyon for runners. Running alongside a river with lush green trees overhanging the road keeping you cool, you honestly couldn't ask for a more beautiful run in all of the world. In the 8 mile canyon you pass beautiful canyons and at the bottom you get the reward of a majestic waterfall. Words cannot describe how pretty this part of the run is.
After exiting the canyon you jump on a paved trail for about 2 miles but still run along the river. This trail takes you past Eccles Dinosaur Park and Ogden Botanical Gardens.
Finally the last miles is spent running through historic downtown Ogden. With crowds lining the streets and Ogden's small town feel, the last miles is the easiest of all the other 25.
Afterward the party on the lanw is awesome with live music, plenty of vendors, and massages for those who ran the marathon.
This is a repeater year after year!