From the Wheeling [WV] News Register:
Organizers of the Ogden Newspapers 20K Classic Run and Walk are reminding local veterans that they can be a part of the Classic’s inaugural torch run Friday, May 25.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Osiris Shrine parking lot at the corner of National Road and Kruger Street in Elm Grove. Wheeling Police Chief Kevin Gessler will be the first to carry the torch. Others involved in the event will be Wheeling Mayor Nick Sparachane, Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin.
Four local veterans also will carry the flame—Lt. Col. Paul Hicks, Lt. Col Pat Plunkett, Tech Sgt. Jim Koonce and Gunnery Sgt. Dale Sigler.
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Veterans of all wars are invited to participate.
What: Inaugural Torch Run of Classic's 20K Race
Where: Wheeling, WV
When: Friday, May 25, 2007, 4:30p.m start time
Registration: No registration required for veterans. Please go to designated areas as listed below.
More: Visit the race website or call R. “Scat” Scatterday, race director, at (304) 233-1312.
Ogden Newspapers 20K Classic Run and Walk Schedule
- Veterans who served from 1991-present should join Hicks in the run at the bottom of Wheeling Hill (on the Fulton side).
- Veterans who served from 1960-90 are invited to join Plunkett in the event when he is given the torch at the top of Wheeling Hill by the windmill.
- Veterans who served from 1950-59 are asked to join in as Koonce is given the torch at the historical marker on Stone Boulevard.
- Veterans who served from 1949 and before are asked to join in the passing of the torch to Sigler at the former Lincoln School.
View the course map to find your start location.
More on the rest of the weekend's events:
Ogden Newspapers 20K Classic
Race Start Times
FRIDAY, MAY 25th, 2007
6:45 p.m. - Ogden Tiny Tot Trot
7:00 p.m. - Ogden Fun Run
7:15 p.m. - Ogden Mile
SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2007
7:30 a.m. - 20K Walk
8:00 a.m. - 20K Run
8:15 a.m - Ogden 5K Run & Walk
Updated race results posted online.