Saturday October 2nd, 2021
Distance: 5K · 1 Mile · Debbie's Dash
Proceeds of the event will benefit a local recipient who suffers from leukemia Pediatric Cancer. Start and finish lines located at Wheeling's Heritage Port.
Male - Maroud Marofit 13:46 (2013)
Female - Susan Jerotich 15:39 (2014)
Debbie Green was a 7 year old girl from Benwood, WV. She was like every other little girl... she loved going to school, cheer leading, and playing with her friends. Debbie was loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed life to the fullest. In 1970, Debbie was diagnosed with leukemia. For two long years, she battled the disease with courage and determination.
On February 10, 1972, friends from all over the Ohio Valley put on a benefit show for her, calling it "Debbie Green Day", helping her during her difficult time. That day meant so much to Debbie and her family, but in less than 2 months, on April 4, 1972, Debbie lost her courageous battle with leukemia. Now, from tragedy comes triumph, and from sadness comes hope.
Debbie's memory lives on with this wonderful event which benefits local children who also suffer from leukemia and need our love and support, just like Debbie did in 1972.
|Male||13:41||Raymond Magut||21||Lansing, MI|
|2nd Male||13:52||Edwin Kibichiy||27||Colorado Springs, CO|
|3rd Male||13:57||James Ngandu||29||Vanwert, OH|
|4th Male||14:08||Silas Kipruto||35||Grandprairie, TX|
|Female||15:38||Vicoty Chepngeno||26||Grandprairie, TX|
|2nd Female||15:57||Pamela Cherotich||34||Chapel Hill, NC|
|3rd Female||16:22||Iveen Chepkemoi||23||Lansing, MI|
|4th Female||16:50||Judy Cherotich||24||Chapel Hill, NC|
|M 40-49||15:36||Julius Kiptoo||42||Bowling Green, OH|
|M 50-59||22:18||Matt Uram||53||Vanderbilt, PA|
|M 60-69||21:06||Charlie Coffield||60||Washington, PA|
|M 70+||27:14||Bill Hornbrook||75||Newmartinsville, WV|
|F 40-49||20:37||Christine Lewis||42||Bridgeport, OH|
|F 50-59||26:34||Patricia Contraguerro||51||Wheeling, WV|
|F 60-69||29:17||Jana Shubat||61||Bellaire, OH|
|F 70+||44:43||Sister Kevin Berdis||75||Erie, PA|
This is just one of the many exciting events that will happen race weekend! The Debbie Green Health & Fitness Expo is FREE and open to the public. Race participants and their families, race fans and fitness enthusiasts from throughout the Ohio Valley will be in attendance. There will be products, goods and services consistent with the latest running and walking apparel and fitness industry. Also included will be local and regional running and walking clubs, gyms and fitness clubs, hospitals, health and wellness-focused businesses and civic organizations. Local, regional and national vendors are also welcome. This expo will be the perfect location to promote these businesses and organizations. Race participants will pass through the expo at Wheeling's Heritage Port to the packet pickup area to ensure the attendees will pass by event booths.