The 1st Morgan Valley Marathon, half marathon and 5K has come and gone. With 650 runners, many volunteers, great sponsors and wonderful community support- this race was a huge success. The Biggest Little Marathon in Utah has definitely made its mark! All the comments from the runners were positive and encouraging. “Very organized, especially for a first race” “The best Aid Stations and volunteers ever!” “Beautiful, amazing course” “Great medals, shirts and bags” “Fun Prizes” “We’ll run this race every year” were just a few of the comments made.
If you had the opportunity to participate in any way, you will agree that this was a great event.
None of this would have been possible without the help of the MVM sponsors and volunteers.
We would like to express our gratitude to Holcim for being the MVM Title Sponsor!
A big thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:
Jess Hopkin, D.D.S, P.C., Jim Ellis D.D.S. and Jerry Pierce
Thank you to our Gold and Bronze Sponsors:
Mountain Star, Jubilee, Pocket Change, ACE, Pallet Express, Browning, The Morgan County News, 7 eleven, Alaskan Inn, Ulrich, Striders, Rosehill Dairy, Aspen Mills, Coca-cola, The Grand America, Structura-body therapies, PinPros, Namifiers, Visual Dreams, Ameriprise financial, Pretzelmaker, LiquiFaction-internet Café, and MICHE bag.
Thanks to our Nickel Sponsors:
Morgan Drug, Steph’s, Karen’s Kreations, Taggart’s, Bingham’s Meat, Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, Ice Hut, Café Rio, The Greenery, Javier’s, Circle of Life, Mindful Medical, WinterCrest, Crossroads and Gold’s Gym.
Thank you to the community for coming out to support and cheer on the runners. We can’t thank our volunteers enough for all their time and effort. The MVM could not exist without you and it is because of you the marathon was such a great success. We want to try to thank many by name- please forgive us if we have missed mentioning you, we appreciate all you have done!
A big thanks to Karen Nelson, Allison Larson, Aimee Ferrin, Julie Duerden, Lisa Streadbeck, Sarah Garrett, Joanne Lythgoe and their families for all their help and hard work.
Our Great Aid Station Volunteers:
Goldenwest Credit Union employees, Dave and Lisa Streadbeck Family, Matt and Kerilyn Barr Family, MHS Cheerleaders, Pocket Change-Julie Duerden and Nagle Family, Jennie Earl Family, Jill Ross and Donaldson Family, MHS Drill Team, Vanessa York and friends, Shauna Carter Family, B.J. Hill Family, Christine Whitear Family, Bob and Brenda Brady, Colby and Kelsey Townsend, Holcim employees, ACE, Jake Dean.
Day of race/course support: Diana Clark, Tonya Hawkins, Torrie Hawkins, Kortni Clark, the Low and Keith families, Jesee Ferguson, Macy Razley, Jodi DeVries, Troy Hart, Samuel and the young Larsen boy who helped at the finish line.
Traffic volunteers (some who missed out on any sleep Friday night):
Ryan Eriksson, Ryan Pace, Dan Adams, Steve Low, Dave Donaldson, Dave Streadbeck, Justin Ferrin, Todd Larson, and the Grandpre family.
The awesome EMT Ranger support crew: Eric Turner and Austin Turner and all the great EMT support: Terry Turner, Amanda Carter, Carrie Lane, Justin Adams, Megan Clark and Kris Edwards.
Thanks to the Sheriff’s department for their help and cooperation.
Thanks to the Morgan County Fair board for their support.
Thank you to Albert Wilde for the use, set up and take down of his gigantic tent!
To the MVM organizers and their families- Thank you for all the hard work, time, talent and patience it took to put on such a great event: Kim Turner, Wanda Adams, Liz Donaldson, Janet Pace, Heidi Eriksson, Tara Low and ALL of their family members! Without the support of family, the Morgan Valley Marathon would still be a dream!
See ya next year at the Morgan Valley Marathon!! Start training now- it’ll be here before you know it!!!