Race News

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 participants.

Fleming Serve As Race Ambassador, Announcer

WHEELING – When the Ogden Newspapers Half-Marathon Classic began in 1977, event organizers wanted to give it instant credibility. One of the ways they did that was by bringing in big names, as runners such as Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Tom Fleming accepted the invitation to venture to ”The Friendly City” and gave the fledgling event the star power it craved.

Walking With Technology

WHEELING – Technology may be creating a sedentary life for some homebodies, but participation in a smartphone game is what got a Wheeling man into the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic race Saturday.