Kids Run

Tiny Tot Trot

Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Parent Magazine 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25. On Water Street, near Heritage Port. Ages 5 & under, 4- & 5-year-olds race first, followed by 3 & under. Pre-registration before May 10, 2019. $10 entry fee includes a t-shirt. Registration is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All entrants will receive finish award ribbon.

Ogden Fun Run

At 8:20 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 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.

Race News

Mortakis Keeping Up Family Tradition

By JOSH STROPE Sports Editor 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 ...

Johnny Haught Crosses Finish Line Backward

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 ...

Sisters Run for Special Needs Organization

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 ...

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