Tough As Nails
Sunday, May 26, 2019 @ 12 p.m.
Test your legs on this grueling long distance run.
A variety of obstables that challenges the entire body.
Scale rocks located around our city.
Not your ordinary step class.
Look down on our friendly city.
History meets the present with the Nail City Carry
Tough as Nails Urban Challenge offers athletes a chance to explore the hidden parts of downtown Wheeling. The 6 mile run course winds its way up, down and through the city streets of Wheeling, WV. This event will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Across more than six miles of body-breaking urban terrain you will traverse abandon cars, scale flood walls, climb your way over obstacles and claw your way up impossible inclines, all on your way to a triumphant finish! After working to destroy your body, stick around for the after party that includes food, drinks and live music.
- You have to be at least 18 years of age to participate
- Event Registration closes Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8 a.m., or when all spots are filled.
- We suggest early registration.
- There will be NO on-site event registration the day of the event!
- There are heats that go out every 15 minutes beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.
- There are 215 people in each heat
- A limited number of time slots are available. Be sure to register early to ensure your spot.
- When you register you pick the time you wish to run. People have asked about being in the same heat with their friends. We recommend registering early and together.
- There are no prizes, just bragging rights and camaraderie with the runners in your heat.
- Each participant receives a wicking shirt, medal and drink ticket for the recovery party.
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.