5K Run/Walk For Health
Saturday, May 24, 2020 Run @ 8:15 a.m. / Walk @ 8:20 a.m.
Run @ 8:15 a.m. / Walk @ 8:20 a.m. The 5K Run and 5K Walk For Health prizes will be given in the Open division. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher, and pre-registered participants are guaranteed a shirt. Also, the Race Committee has determined that all 5K participants will receive a race medal.
Packet and bib number (with ChronoTrack timing tag) pickup is Friday, May 24, from noon until 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 25, starting at 6 a.m. at WesBanco Arena, 2 14th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.
The top finishers on Saturday will be announced at approximately 9:30 a.m. for 5K events and approximately 11:30 a.m. for Half Marathon events. All awards based on gun time. Cash awards and certificates will be mailed after verification.
You may register Friday, May 24, noon until 6 p.m. Late registration fees apply. There is no race day registration.
To confirm race time, all race participants must wear a ChronoTrack timing tag, which is located on the back of the bib. Bibs must be worn on the front of the participant. Net Timing is used for awards. The 13.1 mile course is USATF Certified.
- Race Director — Joe Lovell
- Co-Directors — Tim Birch
- City Liaison — Rusty Jebbia
- Ogden Liaisons — Shellie Higgins
- Operations Course Safety — Marty Kimball
- Aid Stations — Mark Ridgely
- Emergency Services — Fire Chief Larry Helms
- Radio Communications — Leen Dykstra
- Registration Director — Lisa Wasiloff
- Finish Line — Jim Frye
- Finish Line Coordinators — Robin Weltner, Mike McElwain
- Finish Line Receiver — George Frazier
- Runner Reps — Steve Habursky, Dennis Delbert
- Events Announcers — Dennis Delbert
- Tiny Tot Trot Coordinator — Heather Ziegler
- Medical Services — Dr. James Comerci, Gregg Warren
- Physical Therapy — Mountain River Physical Therapy
- Signage — David Monteleone
- Online Coordinator — Ian Hicks
- Timing Results — Enmotive
- Advertising — Pam Bennett
- Sponsor Liaison — John Ford
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Planned for Wheeling Waterfront
Proceeds from this year’s Ogden Wellness Weekend will go toward the construction of the Gold Star Families Monument, which will be located near the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Wheeling’s Heritage Port.
Hershel “Woody” Williams, the sole surviving Medal of Honor recipient of the World War II battle of Iwo Jima and a native of West Virginia, started the memorial project nearly a decade ago as a way to acknowledge and thank Gold Star families for their enduring sacrifice while remembering those who served.
The monument, which will be just over 7-feet high and 13-feet long will consist of four black granite panels. One side will bear the words “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument — a tribute to Gold Star Families and relatives who have sacrificed a loved one for our freedom.” The other side will tell the story about homeland, family, patriot and sacrifice. The center will feature the most distinct feature — a cut-out that represents the loved one who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.