By SCOTT McCLOSKEY
WHEELING — Laughlin Memorial Chapel would not be able to support the area’s youth and families through after-school programs without good, dependable transportation — and that’s why the proceeds raised from this year’s Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic will go toward the chapel’s upcoming “Support the Bus” campaign, Executive Director Georgia Kurko said.
The 42nd running of Wheeling’s ...
By SHELLEY HANSON
For The News-Register
WHEELING — The pitter-patter of little feet turned into thunder on Water Street as youngsters participated in the Ogden Tiny Tot Trot — the cutest of all the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic events held Saturday in Wheeling.
Wheeling residents Susan and Matt Koval brought their 3-year-old daughter Lydia to run the Tot Trot. Matt has worked as an amateur radio operator for years during the ...
By CODY TOMER
WHEELING —The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic has been said to be one of the most gruelling courses in the United States, but for Kim Norman, 42, and Carie Gump, 42, of Wheeling, the event is a bond that they have shared for years.
On Saturday, Norman was the first female to cross the finish line in the Half Marathon Walk and Gump was the first person to greet the first-time winner.
“This race has ...
The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. 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 2018, the Race Committee has determined that all 5K participants will receive a race medal.
Ogden Fun Run
At 8:20 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 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.