WHEELING - Participants and spectators of the 36th annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic will have an expansive food menu to provide nourishment for the Memorial Day weekend's events.
This year, runners, walkers and fans of the annual Half Marathon event can choose to dine on cuisine from River City Ale Works, Jeanne's Bourbon Street BBQ, Journey to Health and Domino's.
River City Ale Works will offer healthy wraps to patrons, while Jeanne's offers traditional barbecue offerings such as chicken and ribs, Journey to Health offers its "power smoothies," and Domino's will offer pizza.
All the vendors will have stands set up at Wheeling's Heritage Port.
"In the past, Half Marathon participants were offered a set menu, and we believe this change offers runners a broader food selection while also accommodating fans of all the weekend's events," said Shellie Higgins, The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register's classified advertising manager and Half Marathon race co-director.
Jeanne's Bourbon Street BBQ and Journey to Health are expected to be open during lunch hours Friday, while all four vendors will be ready to serve patrons at Heritage Port by 9 a.m. Saturday, Higgins said. She noted the race committee encourages everyone to support the vendors and take advantage of the food offerings.
The Half Marathon events start Friday with the Veterans' Torch Relay, the OV Parent Tiny Tot Trot, Ogden Fun Run and Ogden Mile. The Half Marathon Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the Half Marathon Run at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk For Health commencing at 8:15 a.m.