Ninth Annual Utah Orthopaedics Huntsville Marathon Slated for September 19, 2020

The town of Huntsville will host its  Ninth Annual “Utah Orthopaedics Huntsville Marathon” on Saturday, September 19, 2020.  Registration is now open and the marathon committee is soliciting volunteers to put on this world-class event.

Billed as “The Full Monte,” the 26.2 mile USA Track and Field (USATF) certified and sanctioned course begins near the top of scenic Monte Cristo and descends nearly 4,000 feet, ending in Huntsville’s historic park. With the long, gentle, almost continuous descent for the first 21 miles, many are running in hopes of qualifying for the iconic Boston Marathon.

Win a Trip to Boston Marathon

Qualify for the Boston Marathon and you will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to the Boston Marathon.  The prize package includes airfare for two and a two-night stay at the historic Marriott Boston Copley Place Hotel in the heart of Beantown.

Boston Qualification Guarantee

Huntsville Marathon offers an unprecedented Boston Qualification Guarantee. We believe in the quality and speed of our course so much that we will pay for your marathon entry if you fail to qualify for Boston. This guarantee is for those who have never ran Boston, and for those who have ran within ten minutes of qualifying for Boston on a previous race within the last two years.  In 2016, 25% of our runners qualified for Boston.

Cash Prizes

Cash prizes are once again offered this year, with the overall male and female winners of the full marathon receiving $1,2000 each, $800 to second place, $600 to third place, $400 to fourth place, and $225 to fifth place. Winners of the half marathon will receive $500, to first place male and female. The Huntsville Marathon is also offering a $4000 bonus to any first-place full marathon runner beating the fastest recorded time in Utah for their gender. The current men’s record is 2:14:44, and the women’s is 2:30:07, both from the 2005 Salt Lake City Marathon.

Once again, there will be a 10k and 5k, as well as a Children’s Fun Run. The Children’s Fun Run is for kids age eight and under, and will be free of charge. It includes a T-shirt for the first 200 kids who sign up.

Marathon Supports Ogden Valley Organizations

The Huntsville Marathon is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and has donated nearly $500,000 to Ogden Valley organizations. Donations have benefitted Huntsville Town, Eden and Liberty Park, CERT, Valley Elementary, Snowcrest Jr. High, Weber County Sheriff and Weber Fire Distrit auxiliaries, Weber Pathways, and many more local beneficiaries. This donor aspect is particularly important as there are only a small handful of events, from the many held in Ogden Valley, that give back directly to the community, and the all-volunteer Huntsville Marathon gives back in a huge way.

For more information or to register for the 9th Annual Utah Orthopaedics Huntsville Marathon, contact the Huntsville Marathon Board  at  loading...  or review Huntsville Marathon race details here.

To become one of our 400 fabulous volunteers, contact Candis Facer at   loading...   or 801-528-2166.

Ladies Shatter Huntsville Marathon Course Records

Cool temps and clear skies led to perfect conditions for record setting times at the 8th annual Huntsville Marathon, which was held on September 21, 2019

2019 Huntsville Marathon Results

Grayson Murphy

2019 Huntsville Marathon Results

Ashley Paulson

In the Half Marathon, former University of Utah standout, Grayson Murphy, aka Racin’ Grayson, shattered Sylvia Bedford’s 2017 record of 1:17:17 by five minutes with an incredible time of 1:12:23, Murphy’s personal record.

Incidentally, 2017 Half Marathon winner Bedford won the 2019 St. George Full Marathon two weeks later.

In the Full Marathon, aka The Full Monte, Ashley Paulson, of St. George, crossed the finish line at 2:37:31, winning the marathon while breaking the course record of 2:44:27 previously set in 2017 by Sara Sellers.

Sellers, a former Weber State University Runner and Ogden native, made national news in 2018 when she placed second in the iconic Boston Marathon as an unknown runner who had only ran in one other marathon, The Huntsville Marathon, a few months earlier.

On the men’s side, Ben VanBeekum became the first back to back winner of the full marathon with a time of 2:25:23.  Ben has close ties to Huntsville, as his father, Ron VanBeekum, is a Huntsville native, whose childhood home is just two blocks from the finish line.

Another local Huntsville boy, Mitchell Child, who now resides in Shelley, Idaho, finished second with an impressive time of 2:45:34.

Riley Cook, of Ogden, was the back to back winner of the Half Marathon with a time of 1:08:15, improving upon his 2018 winning time of 1:10:33.

The 9th annual Huntsville Marathon will be held September 19, 2020.

Earlier this year, Runners World magazine ranked The Huntsville Marathon in the top ten (No. 6) of the best marathons nationwide to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

The Huntsville Marathon is a local non profit that has given more than $500,000 to local schools, communities and charities, thanks to more than 400 volunteers.

2019 Huntsville Marathon Results:

Full Marathon

Ben VanBeekum Ogden, UT 2:25:23
Mitchell Child Shelley, ID 2:45:34
Robert Finicum Springville, UT 2:47:10
Ashley Paulson St. George, UT 2:37:31
Janae Richardson Ogden, UT 3:06:43
Francine Nzilampa Flagstaff, AZ (Congo) 3:13:02
Half Marathon
Riley Cook Ogden, UT 1:08:15
Mickey Wilson Heber City, UT 1:09:56
Jace Nye Layton, UT 1:11:18
Grayson Murphy Salt Lake City, UT 1:12:23
Angie Nickerson Cedar City, UT 1:14:44
Amber Schultz Lyman, WY 1:24:12
10 K
Jimmy Bokinskie Kaysville, UT 41:47
Jacob Ewell Centerville, UT 44:57
Johnny Poulson Ogden, UT 45:33
Lori Partridge Bountiful, UT 46:14

Huntsville Marathon Donations

Huntsville Marathon Donations: Committee Distributes $50,000 to Valley Entities & Non-Profits

On November 10, 2017, the Huntsville Marathon Committee presented donations to multiple recipients at the Huntsville Town Council meeting.

In just its fifth year, the Huntsville Marathon hosted approximately 2,000 runners on September 17. The USATF certified course began near the top of Monte Cristo, and descended some 3,800 feet with runners crossing the finish line at Huntsville Town Park.

Jim Facer said, “We put on another great race and, counting this year, we will have donated over $300,000 to local non-profits.”

This year’s organizing committee included Jim and Candis Facer, Mayor Jim Truett, Dave and Marsha Smith, Richard Sorensen, John and Melissa Lewis, Tommy Lee, and Huntsville Town Councilman Mike Engstrom.

The impetus for the race initially was to raise funds for the town. Last year the town was able to purchase a new $138,000 International dump truck and snowplow solely with proceeds from the Huntsville marathon. Incidentally, the last new vehicle the town purchased was a Ford snow plow truck in 1997, which is still in use today.

Marathon committee member Candy Facer thanked the Valley community for being wonderful volunteers. “The Marathon would not be possible without these devoted volunteers . . . over 450 of them,” Facer quipped.

It is said, “The world is hugged by the faithful arms of a volunteer.” “We know that is true when we hear from our runners what an incredible job our volunteers did. The Snowcrest cheerleaders and the Snowcrest National Junior Honor Society members were incredible, and special thanks to Valley Elementary’s 6th-grade class, which helped stuff 2,000 goodie bags,” Facer stated.

“Each runner has a story of why they are there, but our volunteers have their own stories also.” Facer continued, “This year we had a female runner who arrived at the monastery water stop more than 5 hours after start time. She was exhausted and was going to give up. Volunteer Jessica Schroeder, who was dressed in a skeleton costume and flip flops, told the runner that she would walk with the marathoner the last few miles. The two crossed the finish line at about start time +6:30, greeted by members of the marathon committee.”

Valley Elementary and Snowcrest Junior High School were awarded a total of $9,000, making the total donations to Valley schools over the past five years $49,000!

Weber Fire District received $500 in support of fallen firefighters and firefighters with cancer. Local station 65 firefighter Scott Haney ran the full marathon to raise awareness for the cause. Haney carried an extra 50 pounds as he ran in complete gear, including an oxygen tank.

Weber Sherriff’s Office also received $500 to be used for deputies and their families who are experiencing potentially terminal medical issues. Nearly 50 deputies helped with the marathon on their day off, and the majority did not accept pay. They love the valley and look forward to helping with the marathon each year.

Huntsville Marathon Donations

Photo Credit: Ogden Valley News

Huntsville Marathon Donations

Photo Credit: Ogden Valley News

Huntsville Marathon Donations

Photo Credit: Ogden Valley News

Huntsville Marathon Donations

Photo Credit: Ogden Valley News


Huntsville Marathon Donations