Schedule of Events

Half Marathon Walk

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 7:30 a.m.

Half Marathon Run

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

This challenging course is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Run will have prizes (for male and female) for the Open division. The Half Marathon Walk prizes also are 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 Dri-fit shirt.

5K Run/Walk For Health

Saturday, May 25, 2019 Run @ 8:15 a.m. / Walk @ 8:20 a.m.

Ogden Newspapers 5K Run/Walk For Health prizes include Open division prizes. 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.

Ogden Fun Run

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 8:20 a.m.

Ogden Fun Run (Ages 12 and under), on a new course that will start at the Half Marathon Start/Finish line and finish on Water Street. $15 entry fee includes T- shirt & finish award ribbon. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to run with their children at no cost, or pay the $15 fee and receive a T-shirt.

Tiny Tot Trot

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 10:30 a.m.

Ogden Tiny Tot Trot Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Parent Magazine. On Water Street, near Heritage Port. Ages 5 and under. Four- and 5-year-olds run first, followed by 3 and under. Pre-registration before May 10, 2019. $10 entry fee includes a t-shirt. Registration starts at 9 a.m. on Water Street. All entrants will receive finish award ribbon. Course will run along Water Street.

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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