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Tiny Tot Trot

Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Parent Magazine 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25. On Water Street, near Heritage Port. Ages 5 & under, 4- & 5-year-olds race first, followed by 3 & under. Pre-registration before May 10, 2019. $10 entry fee includes a t-shirt. Registration is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All entrants will receive finish award ribbon.

Ogden Fun Run

At 8:20 a.m. Saturday, May 25, the Fun Run will make its way through downtown Wheeling. Also a non-competitive event, the Fun Run is for children 12 and under. No prizes are awarded and the $15 entry fee includes a race T-shirt. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to run with their children at no cost or pay $15 and also receive a T-shirt. Sizes and quantities of T-shirts are limited at the event. The race will begin at the start/finish line on 14th Street, and head up 14th to Eoff Street. The course heads up 14th Street to Eoff Street, where it turns left, heading north on Eoff Street to 11th Street west. Runners then descend the hill next to the Wheeling YWCA, crossing Chapline Street and heading to Market Street, where they turn right and travel north to 10th Street, left on 10th to Main Street, and then left on Main Street south. The course then turns right on 11th Street, at the elephant, Bobo, at the Heritage Port Gateway Park, then left onto Water Street. The course continues for 300 yards on Water Street before ending in front of Berry Supply Corp.

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.