Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.3
(4 Ratings)  (4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
5
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
3
The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run features a challenging, Ohio Valley course, well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Run will have prize categories (for male and female) for the Open division. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will … MORE
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Recent reviews

    tdnewman REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Hills, many hills...this was the third time I participated in this event. For change the weather was cool. The support on course was very good.. There were water stations every … MORE

    Hills, many hills…this was the third time I participated in this event. For change the weather was cool. The support on course was very good.. There were water stations every mile or so. The swag is nothing special, just a shirt. At end of race you get a nice medal and towel. It is my hometown race, so I support it. It is also the toughest 1/2 marathon I have ever entered by far. If you are looking for a WV race to add to your list of races this is definitely one to consider.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    tdnewman REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This course has a reputation of being tough and it is. Normally I can run, between 1:50 and 2:00. I have run twice and can't come close to breaking two … MORE

    This course has a reputation of being tough and it is. Normally I can run, between 1:50 and 2:00. I have run twice and can’t come close to breaking two hours. Between the heat (Memorial Day Weekend) and the elevation changes you will be challenged. Support for the race is great. I will be back again to finally break my barrier. Wish they held it during a cooler time of year, otherwise a great race to try.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    cjstephens FIRST-TIMER '18

    The combination of heat, humidity and hills made this one of my slowest half marathons ever. I realized early on that this was not going to be a fast race … MORE

    The combination of heat, humidity and hills made this one of my slowest half marathons ever. I realized early on that this was not going to be a fast race for me, so I concentrated on enjoying what I could. There was surprisingly excellent course support, and lots and lots of water and Gatorade on such a hot, humid day. Did I mention it was hot?

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    BeckyElliott FIRST-TIMER '10

    2010 was the last year that this race was run as a 20K. It is a sister race to the Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon. Both races are held … MORE

    2010 was the last year that this race was run as a 20K. It is a sister race to the Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon. Both races are held in WV.
    Ogden is held in Wheeling, WV at the end of May.
    Parkersburg is held in Parkersburg, WV in August.
    If a person runs both races in the same calendar year, they receive a special t-shirt. Having run Parkersburg many times, I decided that I wanted to run Ogden so that I could earn that extra shirt. So, I registered for the 2010 race. Ogden ended up being the most DIFFICULT race I have ever run (and I have run over 60 half marathons!!) There is a KILLER hill. It keeps going for over 2 miles, and gains 650′ elevation!! It is located in the first few miles of the race!! This Hill (which others may describe more like a mountain) demands respect.
    By the way, the race organizers changed this race to a Half Marathon in 2011, and it has been a Half Marathon since. But the Hill remains a challenge on the course!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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