MAY 27, 2017

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Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic to Award Medals to 5K Participants

Organizers of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic are making sure those who finish this year’s 5K events will get the recognition they deserve. This year, those who cross the finish line in the 5K Run/Walk for Health will receive medals marking the accomplishment, in addition to those who conquer the 13.1-mile half marathon course. The 41st annual running of the Ogden race is set for May 27 on the streets of ...

Photo by Scott McCloskey Discussing plans for the 41st annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, from left, are Adam Shinsky, J.B. Chambers YMCA executive director; Jamie Bordas, president of the YMCA’s board of directors; and Perry Nardo, general manager of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register.

Ogden Half Marathon Classic Partners with Wheeling YMCA

WHEELING — The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic once again is partnering with the J.B. Chambers YMCA to improve the lives of local youth. Event organizers have announced proceeds from this year’s 41st running of the Ogden race — set for May 27 on the streets of Wheeling — will benefit the YMCA. It marks the second straight year the race has chosen to contribute to the organization, which offers a vast array of programs ...

Ogden Classic child participants race their way through the streets of Wheeling.

New Format For 2016 Ogden Race

WHEELING -- The 40th anniversary of any sporting event marks a major accomplishment and shows the community's commitment to keep the event strong. In an effort to thank in this case the running and walking community for its support and to help keep the annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic a success, the race this year, as it marks its 40th anniversary, will feature a new, one-day format with reduced costs and more amenities for the ...

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Half Marathon

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.

5k Run & 5k Walk for Health

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.

Kids Run

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.