Traffic Information for May 25-26 Half-Marathon Events

The Wheeling Police Department reminds those traveling throughout the City of Wheeling on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 to be aware of those participating in this coming weekend’s Ogden Half-Marathon and Wellness Weekend.

The city-wide half-marathon running and walking events will begin around 7:15 a.m., Saturday and will last until roughly 11 a.m. 

This year the course will be changed slightly, due to construction downtown and in Elm Grove. The course will use parts of 14th Street, Jacob Street and 16th Street in downtown. The race also will extend into 39th Street in South Wheeling.

Due to the Monument Place Bridge closure in Elm Grove, the course will use Evelyn Avenue and Junior Avenue. Residents in the Hil-Dar neighborhood will have limited access on Saturday morning and must enter and exit via National Road. 


  • FULTON AREA ONLY: Beginning around 7 a.m. and lasting until roughly 11 a.m., city operations will be sweeping National Road from Mount de Chantal Road to McColloch Street. This area will be marked with signage. Once completed, motorists can park on the road.
  • Parking is permitted all day and evening Friday throughout the entire course.


  • Police will be clearing the course of any vehicle parked in a POSTED “NO PARKING” area after 12:01 a.m., Saturday. Vehicles will be TOWED if not properly moved in time for the race. These areas will be marked with signage.
  • NO PARKING areas that will be strictly enforced are the Elm Grove Business District, Fulton area, parts of Downtown, and Center/South Wheeling.
  • Parking will be permitted once the race fully concludes late Saturday morning.
  • BUS ROUTES: OVTRA’s downtown bus stop on Nailers Way will relocate Saturday morning to Eoff Street between 16th and 17th Street.

Participants and spectators gathering at the start/finish line downtown are strongly encouraged to park in the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center, located at 1401 Main Street. Access will only be available from the Main Street entrance. 

Police advise not traveling along the race route unless needed, but those who will need to are urged to drive 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.


There will be various road closures and minor traffic delays in the downtown/Center Wheeling area on Sunday, May 28 for the ‘Tough as Nails’ Urban Challenge. Events will begin around noon and last until roughly 5 p.m.

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