WHEELING — They might be small, but they’re also mighty.
The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic’s smallest — and cutest — racers took to Water Street on Saturday for the annual Ogden Tiny Tot Trot.
The non-competive race is a 100-yard-dash for children 5 years old and younger. The 5-year-olds took off first, while the second heat was reserved for those 4 years old and younger.
Martins Ferry residents Terrie and Harry Wright, grandparents to 3-year-old Armoni Ray, brought Armoni to the race while his mother, Amy Wright, was at work.
“He is really fast,” Terrie Wright said. “He’s really active and likes to be outside.”
Mount Olivet resident Josh Smith brought his 2-year-old daughter Aurora Smith to the trot. He said his wife, Susan, was doing the 5K run.
“We thought this was a good opportunity to introduce Miss Aurora to running,” Smith said of her first try at the Tot Trot.
Aurora agreed that she enjoyed running.
Weirton resident Brandy Dorsch brought her 4-year-old son Balin to the Tot Trot while her husband, Dan Dorsch, participated in one of the walks.
“He wanted to be like daddy and get a medal,” Brandy Dorsch said of Balin’s plan to trot.
At the finish line, the trotters were all given a medal for participating. Each of their race bibs had a No. 1 on them. Greeting them at the finish line and passing out the medals were members of West Virginia University’s Dance Team Morgan Pitcher, Grace Myers and Caton Kadylac.
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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.
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