×
X logo

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox.

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)

You may opt-out anytime by clicking "unsubscribe" from the newsletter or from your account.

Kids Race Down Wheeling Streets

Photo by Alex Meyer Children line up at the starting line for the Ogden Fun Run, a 1-mile event open to kids age 12 and under.

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 taking it slow.

The course wrapped around Eoff Street, north toward 11th Street and eventually back down Water Street near Heritage Port. The run was a non-competitive event, and many parents ran alongside their children.

Micah Kramer, a sixth-grader at The Linsly School, was the first runner to make it through the Water Street finish line, escorted by a Wheeling Police Department cruiser, blaring its siren.

Kramer, who runs track and field at Linsly, said he’s done the Fun Run for a couple years now, and he ran it with his friend Colby this year. He came in at 6:17.

“I really liked it,” he said.

The first girls to finish were Wrya Pratt and Zoey Baird of Moundsville Middle School.

“It was OK, I could’ve done better,” Baird said, with Pratt concurring.

The two said they had fun, though, and that they enjoy running.

“I’ve been running since I was, like, 6,” Pratt said.

“I’ve been running for a while, but I hadn’t done a mile or a 5K,” Baird added.

Kids came through the finish line at varying paces, but all appeared to be having fun. All runners were given a medal and dubbed “winners.”

After the run, the participants were able to grab a water bottle and a Budget Saver pop from a cart on site from the Ziegenfelder Co.

NEWSLETTER

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)

COMMENTS

Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today