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 the guys really like it,” Wingrove said. “It’s a great way for us to help the community.”
A little farther down the hill, the Weirton New Life Church manned a water station. Chad Hamm, a member of the church, said he enjoyed his experience.
“It’s been a joy to do this,” he said. “The only problem we ever have is not having enough volunteers to direct traffic.”
He has been volunteering off and on during the race for the past couple of years.
“Everyone just jumps in a does it, and we have volunteers from ages 75 and down,” Hamm said.
Standing along National Road, Hamm made sure to greet every runner he saw with a wave and words of encouragement.
WHEELING –Proceeds from the 2019 Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic will be donated toward a tribute to the region’s Gold Star families that sacrificed a loved one for the nation’s freedom.
Plans currently are being made to construct a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Wheeling’s Veterans Memorial Amphitheater later this year. John Nanny, chairman of the Hershel “Woody” Williams Scholarship Foundation, said receiving ...
The 42nd running of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic was another successful event as the weather cooperated, the numbers were up and the overall winner will be putting his earnings toward a good cause.
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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.
Twins Nicole and Nathan Spangler, of Moundsville, also participated in the 5K race along with their mother, Jill Spangler, a registered dietician at Wheeling ...