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.
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 ...