GOAL foundation

The GOAL Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded shortly after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. With the assistance of a myriad of local businesses and thousands of volunteer hours, the GOAL Foundation's aim is to attract, organize, support and encourage premier athletic events that promote an active lifestyle in Northern Utah.

GOAL's mission is to support the Greater Ogden community's vision to be recognized as an outdoor recreation mecca, by producing unparalleled athletic events and by collaborating with other organizations in bringing athletically-oriented events to the Ogden area. GOAL will, in all its activities, strive to engage the community, local business and relevant government agencies in outcomes that bring a sense of pride and belonging to all those involved.

GOAL Foundation’s major events include:

  • Ogden Marathon
  • Hurt in the Dirt
  • Tour of Utah
  • USA Cycling

Born out of the thriving volunteer spirit in our community during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the GOAL Foundation has since grown to be recognized as a household name when speaking of volunteering or participating in local events in the Ogden area. GOAL Foundation volunteers are the heartbeat of everything they do and they would love you to join them!



How to Get Involved with GOAL

GOAL Foundation needs hundreds of volunteers to help with its major events. Find out what you can do below:

Ogden Marathon: Late spring

Volunteers are needed in the Ogden area over several days and a wide range of hours. Positions range from race packet preparation and finish line set-up to check-in and race support, such as water stations.

Hurt in the Dirt: Summer

Hurt in the Dirt is an all-natural run (no man-made obstacles) ending in a festival of music and food. Volunteers have four options for volunteering: Skirt in the Dirt (women’s only 5k/10k), the Off-Road Duathlon, and the Nighttime 10K.


XTERRA challenges participants in three areas: running, biking, and swimming. Volunteers are needed for pre-race and race-day activities. As always, GOAL takes availability and preferences into consideration when placing volunteers.

Visit XTERRA Utah online.
These are large events with many volunteer opportunities.

Get Started

For more information contact volunteer@goalfoundation.com

Receive direct contact from GOAL about volunteer eventsTo view and sign up for current volunteer opportunities, visit GOAL's volunteer page. You can select the event you are interested in, which will take you to a page where you can choose the volunteer position you would like to fill.

"Yet again GOAL’s army of amazing volunteers made a lasting impression & we can't thank you enough 
for supplying the energy and soul the greater Ogden area is quickly becoming famous for."Your support and hands-on involvement is what keeps the GOAL Foundation events happening with quality. Contact us about the upcoming volunteer opportunities for other GOAL events!


GOAL Foundation
2491 Washington Blvd, Suite 202
Ogden UT, 84403
(801) 399-1773


Center for Community Engaged Learning
2113 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2113