The Huntsville Marathon was created in 2012 by Mayor Truett, Jim Facer and Candice Facer. 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,Ogden Valley CERT, Valley Elementary, Snowcrest Jr. High, Weber County Sheriff and Weber Fire District, Weber Fire Fighters Cancer Survivors, Make-A-Wish Foundation, 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.
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. The Huntsville Marathon also sponsors a popular half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids run. There is something for everyone!
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. Over the past three years, 25% of our runners qualified for Boston.