The Wheeling Police Department would like to remind motorists traveling throughout the City of Wheeling on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 to be aware of those participating in this weekend’s Ogden Half Marathon/Wellness Weekend events.
Running and walking events will begin around 7:30 a.m., Saturday, with the main half marathon race starting around 8 a.m. in downtown. The race will last until roughly Noon.
FRIDAY, MAY 27
SATURDAY, MAY 28
While spectators are encouraged to cheer on participants, those in the downtown area are being asked to park in the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center, 1401 Main Street, or other off-street parking venues.
Those who will need to travel on the race route are urged to go below the posted speed limit and be extra cautious of those running or walking. Wheeling Police officers will be stationed at most major intersections for traffic control. Drivers are advised to watch for coned off lanes in various areas and look for participants on the right side of the road.
Should rain occur, motorists are advised to reduce their speed and to watch for walkers and runners.
SUNDAY, MAY 29
Travelers should also be aware that on Sunday, May 29, the ‘Tough as Nails’ Challenge will begin around 12 p.m. and last until 6 p.m. various road closures and delays will take place during this time – mostly in downtown and Center Wheeling.