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5K Run and Walk a success

The 11th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held on May 29, 2021. The event was a huge success because of the many run/walk participants, business sponsors, and assistance from local businesses, city government and other individuals.

We are extremely grateful to Memorial Health System for their participation. We also thank the many participants who entered the race and participated in the day’s events. A very big thank you to our sponsors: Carol Goff & Associates Real Estate; Charles Wentz State Farm Insurance Agency; Discount Signs and Awnings; Durham Financial Services LLC; Edward Jones Investments, Mary Segrest, Financial Advisor; Engels Natural Healing & Massage; Eye Care Associates, O.D.; Hall Financial Advisors LLC; Hammons General Dentistry; Healthy Start Nutrition; Marietta College; Marty’s Print Shop; Morrison, Incorporated; NFP (Biehl Hawn Insurance); Peoples Bank; Platinum Salon and Spa; Real Living McCarthy Real Estate; River City Dental Group; Rockstar Wellness, LLC; Smitty’s Pizza; Star of India Restaurant; The Original Pizza Place; The River City Runners and Walkers Club, especially Joe Corra; Top Drawer Furniture & Design Studio; Trademark Solutions; Washington State Community College; West Virginia University at Parkersburg; WMOA 1490 AM, 101.3 FM Radio.

We also thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals that provided services or supplies for the race: Rite Aid Pharmacy; members of the Marietta City Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department; the City of Marietta; the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Queen Genevieve, Macie Westrick; Little Miss Sternwheel, Alice Haynes; Little Mr. Sternwheel, Brandon Schilling; Captain J.J. Sands with the Valley Gem Sternwheeler; Haas Septic and Portable Toilets; and Warrens IGA. Thank you to the many Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Committee members and friends of the committee who volunteered at the race.

This 5K Run and Walk provides funding for the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, which is offered free to the public. We will be hosting the 12th Annual 5K Run and Walk next year on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

We also look forward to seeing everyone at the next Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Sept. 10, 11, 12, 2021.

Evy Bryant

Jennifer Starkey

5K Walk and Run Chairpersons

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

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