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Debbie Green 5K

‘Race for a Reason’ Celebrates Its 20th Year

By SHAWN RINE WHEELING — Like everyone else, Ron Green finds it hard to believe. What started out as a way to honor his late sister, Debbie, has turned into something even Green couldn’t have imagined. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia will go off ...

Green Mile Dedicated to Frohnapfel

By KYLE LUTZ WHEELING — Every year, the Debbie Green Mile run kicks off the annual event and is dedicated to a special person or group of people that have touched many lives in the Ohio Valley. This year, the opening race will be dedicated to Abby Frohnapfel. “I think what Ron (Green) ...

‘Debbie’s Dash’ Allows Everyone to Participate

By SHAWN RINE WHEELING — It was something that Ron Green heard consistently. Often when he would ask folks he knew — and some he didn’t — if they would be interested in running his race, the Debbie Green 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia, Green was told ‘I’d like to, but I don’t have ...

Kalkreuth Is More Than Just Title Sponsor

By KYLE LUTZ WHEELING — Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal has been sponsoring events around the Ohio Valley for many years. The Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia is next on its list. Kalkreuth, however, for the past three years, has been the title sponsor for the annual event ...

Expo Is Newest Addition

By SHAWN RINE WHEELING — One of the difficulties with running an event as long as Ron Green has, is keeping it fresh so that veteran participants keep coming back and news ones want to join. When you reach 20 years, as the Debbie Green 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia will this year, the task of ...

Green Expects Large, Talented Field

By RICK THORP WHEELING — Another crop of elite talent is in line to grace the streets of downtown Wheeling on Saturday evening when the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia steps off for the 20th time. Race Director Ron Green said Friday a steady stream of entrants continue to ...

Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk Is Saturday

By RICK THORP WHEELING — Benwood to Wheeling is only a journey of a few miles. But, the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia has moved light years in the past two decades. The event, which benefits families fighting leukemia/pediatric cancer, marks its 20th anniversary this year, ...