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Why I Run will display News and Sentinel Half Marathon racers and their stories. We want to know about your running career, motivation to run and your advice to first time half marathon racers. This is your chance to show off your accomplishments, and you could be next. Contact us at and show the running world what you are made of. 
Katherine (Katie) Vickers

July 11, 2019 Name: Katherine (Katie) Vickers Age: 34 Hometown: Vienna, WV Vickers's running career: I started running races locally in 2011, but I ran track in high schoo. more »»

Rodney McWilliams

July 10, 2019 Name: Rodney McWilliams Age: 53 Hometown: Paden City, WV Rodney's running career: I have been running for 14 years, in which I have completed 14 half marathons. more »»

Lori Smith

July 10, 2019 Name: Lori Smith Age: 58 Hometown: Waterford, OH Lori's running career: I have been running on and off since I was 16. more »»

Demi DeGraef

July 9, 2019 Name: Demi DeGraef Age: 24 Hometown: Coolville, OH Demi's running career: I've been running for about 15 years now, it all started when I was able to join the track team in elementary school an... more »»

Shawn Farrah

July 9, 2019 Name: Shawn Farrah Age:46 Hometown: Marietta, OH Shawn's running career: I run because it was taken away from me for over a year. more »»

Lauren Leaman

July 9, 2019 Name: Lauren Leaman Age: 21 Hometown: Parkersburg, WV Lauren's running career: My career started in elementary school 14 years ago and has continued ever since. more »»

Misti Sims

July 9, 2019 Name: Misti Sims Age: 42 Hometown: Parkersburg, WV Misti's running career: I was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and became a runner almost five years ago. more »»

Tom McQuain

July 9, 2019 Name: Tom McQuain Age: 41 Hometown: Parkersburg, WV Tom's running career: I have been running for about eight years. more »»

Chip Allman

July 9, 2019 Name: Chip Allman Age: 64 Hometown: Parkersburg, WV Chip's running career: I have been running for about 30 years now. more »»



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