Everybody likes nice, round numbers.
The Ogden Ironmen — a select group of nine road racers who have finished each Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic since its inception — are no different. That’s why, as they prepare to run the race for the 41st time later this month, some of them already are thinking about the next big milestone: No. 50.
“It’s doable. It’s reachable. It’s attainable,” Race Director R. ...
As runners’ legs work overtime during the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic on May 27, the Wheeling Police Department will be doing the same to keep participants and spectators safe during the event.
According to Deputy Chief Martin Kimball, there will be about 30 officers dedicated solely to the race, in addition to another seven or eight scheduled for normal shift work.
“I’ve got better than half the department working ...
Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a weekly series of stories featuring training tips from Dr. Enoch Chang, a sports medicine specialist with Wheeling Hospital, leading up to the 41st-annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, scheduled for May 27 in Wheeling.
Regardless of the temperature, proper hydration is essential in order to run 13.1 miles safely — particularly on a course as grueling as that of the Ogden ...
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.