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 ...