By JOSH STROPE
WHEELING — The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic is a tradition for the Mortakis family.
Sue Mortakis was a runner for a number of years and despite being no longer able to compete, her daughter, Kelley, is taking up the mantle.
Kelley Mortakis crossed the finish line in a time of 1:29:45.03, becoming the first female to finish the race. The Wheeling native was 11th overall.
“Awesome,” Mortakis ...
WHEELING — Johnny Haught of Bethlehem did not have the finish line in his sights when he completed the Ogden Newspapers 5K Run/Walk for Health, but he had a goal in mind as he ran the entire course backward.
Haught has made a name for himself in past races by running in unique ways. Last year he ran the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic barefoot to benefit the the Lace Up for Kids program, which is conducted through the United Way to ...
By CARRI GRAHAM
For the News-Register
WHEELING — Sisters Jill Connolly and Tina Oleary traveled a long distance to participate in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic.
Sarah Tipton resides in Wheeling, but her sisters came from North Carolina and Massachusetts to join her in the race Saturday.
The siblings are not running for themselves; instead they are running for the “I Run 4” organization, as stated on their matching ...
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.