Half Marathon Walk

The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Walk will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. This challenging course is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Walk 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 shirt. The race committee has determined that official race medals will be given to each finisher of the 43rd annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Walk. The medals will be handed out as walkers cross the finish line.

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Energy Fuels The Youngest In Race

WHEELING — The youngest participants in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic have so much energy they don’t need to train. “He makes daddy chase him every day,” said Ed Sparks, of Wheeling. His son, Jaece, was one of three 6-year-olds registered Saturday for the 5K race. Twins Nicole and Nathan Spangler, of Moundsville, also participated in the 5K race along with their mother, Jill Spangler, a registered dietician at Wheeling ...

Ohio State Student Wins Women’s 5K

WHEELING — Running in front of the home folks. That was the motivation for Molly Brown in the 42nd annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Saturday morning. Brown is a Grove City, Ohio resident. She competed in the Friendly City so she could run in front of her grandparents — Kenny and Joanne Burkhart of Wheeling. She made them quite proud. Brown toured the 3.1-mile course in 20:21.7 to capture the women’s 5K crown in warm ...

Volunteers Keep Racers Hydrated

WHEELING — Water stations were not in short supply Saturday during the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. Each station was lively with volunteers giving water and much-needed encouragement to runners of the half marathon. The Wheeling Children’s Home set up a water station at the top of Big Wheeling Hill, as their supervisor, Chad Wingrove, began in his fourth year as a volunteer. “The Children’s Home does it every year, and ...

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