Ogden Wellness Weekend

Stough, Ritz Claim Half Marathon Walk

WHEELING — The walk winners at Saturday’s Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic boasted varying degrees of experience on their road racing resumes. All of them, however, had one thing in common — a recipe for success. Lee Stough made the most of his sixth excursion to the Friendly ...

43 Years — And Still Young! Ironmen Are Back for More

WHEELING — “The years start comin’ and they don’t stop comin’” — for six all-stars running the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, that song by Smash Mouth rings more true than for most. Six men — Dave Fiorilli, John Holloway, Larry Jones, Pat Cronin, Tim Cogan and Mike ...

Seech, Geery Earn 5K Run Titles

WHEELING — Youth ruled the day in the 43rd annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic 5K Male Run, but experience proved valuable in the Female 5K Run. Tina Seech is no stranger to running the streets in the “Friendly City.” After all, she has been doing it for years. The ...

Veterans Run For Those Who Can’t

WHEELING — Carrying 30 pounds in a backpack, other equipment, and with the faces and names of her friends pinned to her back, Tiffany Stephen geared up to run in the Saturday morning heat. Stephen, a 13-year U.S. Army veteran, was supported by Team RWB before the race as she prepared, ...

Tots Trot on Water Street

WHEELING — The fast and the cute took over Water Street on Saturday morning during the Ogden Tiny Tot Trot. The non-competitive, 100-yard dash for children 5 years old and younger followed the start of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic races held in the city. At the finish line ...

Kids Race Down Wheeling Streets

WHEELING — Children age 12 and under took to the streets of downtown Wheeling on Saturday for the annual Ogden Fun Run. Youth runners began lining up at the starting line around 8:20 a.m. Then, the 1-mile race began and the kids took off down 14th Street, some at a near-sprint and others ...

Area Businesses Battle in Corporate Cup Challenge

WHEELING — The 2019 Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic featured an opportunity for local businesses to encourage their employees to get in shape and stay healthy with the Corporate Cup Challenge. The Health Plan kicked off the challenge last year, with WesBanco taking them up on it and ...

Race Day Is For All Ages

WHEELING — Neffs resident Allan Olexa is a 67-year-old running enthusiast and has participated in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic for the past 43 years. Saturday’s race marked his 18th consecutive year running in the half marathon, but he volunteered for the event for its ...

Pittsburgh Athletes ‘Ruck’ At Half Marathon Walk

WHEELING — A group of athletes from Pittsburgh took part in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Walk on Saturday morning with a mission based on the mantra “running sucks.” Members of the Steel City Ruck Club were doing pushups on the grass at Heritage Port before the walk began, ...

Seven Years Later, Hayden Still Running

In 2012, Hayden Walton was the youngest entrant in the Ogden Newspapers 5K Run/Walk for Health, completing it at age 6. Now, at age 13, he and his family return to Wheeling from their Virginia home each year as “Team Hayden” to keep the tradition going. Hayden’s dad, ...

Sisters Run for Special Needs Organization

WHEELING — Sisters Jill Connolly and Tina Oleary traveled a long distance to participate in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. Sarah Tipton resides in Wheeling, but her sisters came from North Carolina and Massachusetts to join her in the race Saturday. The siblings are ...

Participants Hang Out For Post-Race Recovery

WHEELING — Participants in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic run hard first, then they seek to play hard. This year a recovery party was part of the race events, and many people stuck around for the live music, beer and refreshments after all had crossed the finish line. Robbie ...