WHEELING — A month from now, on what participants hope will be a calm, cool and slightly overcast Sunday afternoon, upward of a thousand brave and hardy souls will be preparing to tackle the inaugural Tough as Nails Urban Challenge.
They will launch 200 at a time, every 15 minutes from the starting line at 14th and Main streets. There will be plenty of smiles all around, and even some laughter.
And then, the first ...
WHEELING — For retired teacher Doug Wayt, trails are an essential part of Ohio Valley residents’ wellness.
“They can mean so much to our communities,” said Wayt, co-president of Ohio Valley Trail Partners. “People don’t recognize what they mean.”
Organization members met recently to discuss their upcoming endeavor: the Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour, now in its 13th year. The tour is set to pedal off at 8 a.m. ...
WHEELING – It’s a challenge the late R. “Scat” Scatterday would be proud to have his name on — running or walking a 13.1-mile half marathon, biking either 10 miles or 30 miles and then participating in a 6-mile, 20-obstacle urban challenge.
For most active people, that would be at least three weekends’ worth of physical activity. For the rest of us, that might be three months. But for the region’s ...
The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. This challenging, Ohio Valley course is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Run will have prize categories (for male and female) for the Open division. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a shirt.
Run @ 8:15 a.m. / Walk @ 8:20 a.m. The 5K Run and 5K Walk For Health prizes will be given in the Open division. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher, and pre-registered participants are guaranteed a shirt. Also, the Race Committee has determined that all 5K participants will receive a race medal.
Ogden Fun Run
At 8:20 a.m. Saturday, May 25, the Fun Run will make its way through downtown Wheeling. Also a non-competitive event, the Fun Run is for children 12 and under. No prizes are awarded and the $15 entry fee includes a race T-shirt. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to run with their children at no cost or pay $15 and also receive a T-shirt. Sizes and quantities of T-shirts are limited at the event. The race will begin at the start/finish line on 14th Street, and head up 14th to Eoff Street. The course heads up 14th Street to Eoff Street, where it turns left, heading north on Eoff Street to 11th Street west. Runners then descend the hill next to the Wheeling YWCA, crossing Chapline Street and heading to Market Street, where they turn right and travel north to 10th Street, left on 10th to Main Street, and then left on Main Street south. The course then turns right on 11th Street, at the elephant, Bobo, at the Heritage Port Gateway Park, then left onto Water Street. The course continues for 300 yards on Water Street before ending in front of Berry Supply Corp.