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The 12th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held on May 28th. The event was a great success due to the large number of run/walk participants, corporate sponsors and support from local businesses, the city government and other individuals.

We are very grateful to Memorial Health System for their participation. We also thank the many participants who took part in the race and attended the day’s events.

A big thank you to our sponsors: Carol Goff & Associates Real Estate; Charles Wentz State Farm Insurance Agency; discount signs and awnings; Edward Jones Investments, Mary Segrest, Financial Advisor; Engels Naturopathy & Massage; Eye Care Associates by Marietta; Eye Care Associates of Beverly; Hall Financial Advisors LLC; Hammons General Dentistry; nutrition for a healthy start; Marietta College; Marty’s Printing Shop; Morrison, Incorporated; NFP; People’s Bank; Platinum Salon and Spa; McCarthy Real Estate; results radio; River City Dental Group; Rockstar Wellness, LLC; Smitty’s Pizza; The original pizzeria; The River City Runners and Walkers Club, particularly Joe Corra and Amy Eddy; Top Drawer Furniture & Design Studio; brand solutions; TravelMation; Washington State Community College; and West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

We also thank the following companies, organizations, and individuals who provided services or materials for the race: Rite Aid Pharmacy; members of the Marietta City Police Department; the town of Marietta; the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Queen Genevieve, Annie Hunt; Little Miss Sternwheel, Leighton Geese; Little Mr. Sternwheel, Forrest Abbott; Captain JJ Sands with the Valley Gem Sternwheeler; Haas septic and portable toilets; Warren’s IGA and McDonald’s of Beverly. Thank you to the many Ohio River Sternwheel Festival committee members and friends of the committee who volunteered to race.

This 5K run and walk funds the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, which is offered free to the public. Next year we will host the 13th Annual 5K Run & Walk on Saturday 27th May 2023.

We also look forward to seeing everyone at the next Ohio River Sternwheel Festival on September 9-11, 2022.

Eve Bryant

jennifer thomas

5K Run and Walk Officers

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

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