In the heat of competition, even the most well-trained athletes may overlook what their bodies are telling them in the name of reaching their goal.
But those hitting the streets of Wheeling May 27 for the 41st-annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic should know they’ll be under the watchful eyes of numerous Wheeling Hospital physicians and resident physicians during this year’s race, as the hospital has joined the race this ...
WHEELING — Tom Fleming, the two-time New York City Marathon winner who for many years served as the public face of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, died Wednesday while coaching high school track in New Jersey. He was 65.
Fleming will be remembered as a familiar, friendly face to regular Ogden race participants, having served as a race ambassador for the event for the past few decades in addition to hitting the streets ...
At 63 years old, Wheeling resident Paul Exley said his reasons for running the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon every year since its 1977 inception have evolved a great deal.
In fact, he said it’s become more about conquering the mental discipline of training all year for the grueling race than about posting a competitive time.
Exley said when you’ve been running the rigorous course for more than four decades, it becomes ...
The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. This challenging, Ohio Valley course -- often referred to as the "Toughest Half Marathon in America" -- 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 Dri-Fit shirt.
8:15 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 Dri-Fit shirt. Also in 2017, the Race Committee has determined that all 5K participants will receive a race medal.
Ogden Fun Run
At 8:20 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 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.