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The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 24. This challenging, Ohio Valley course is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Run will have prize categories (for male and female) 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 shirt.

Half Marathon Walk

The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Walk will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 24. This challenging course is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Walk will have prize categories (for male and female) 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 shirt. The race committee has determined that official race medals will be given to each finisher of the 43rd annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Walk. The medals will be handed out as walkers cross the finish line.

Half Marathon map

RECOVERY PARTY

FOOD TRUCKS

PACKET PICK-UP

You may register Friday, May 24, noon until 6 p.m. Late registration fees apply. There is no race day registration.

RACE TIMING

RACE COMMITTEE

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Planned for Wheeling Waterfront

gold star families memorial monument

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.