First Hardin Half Marathon a Big Success

Posted on November 3, 2020

The first Hardin Half Marathon Presented by Quest Federal Credit Union was held in downtown Kenton on October 24.

The in-person event following current COVID protocols, involved the participant’s choice of doing a Half Marathon, a 5 K, a 25 Mile Bicycle Ride or a 1 mile Fun
Run/Walk starting in downtown Kenton and following the pre-determined courses west of Kenton.

The event was organized with the blessing of the Kenton City Parks & Recreation Board, and support was provided by City of Kenton, Hardin County Commissioners, City of Kenton Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

The event was organized to benefit the United Way of Hardin County with all proceeds being donated to their annual campaign which is currently taking place.

The event had approximately 70 registrants divided among the 4 events.

The Ohio Health Wellness Center team was present offering complimentary assistance to any participants that needed it pre or post event.

The organizing committee consisted of Robert & Stephanie Temple, Megan Manns, and Lorraine Dietz.



Today, the Temples, who are the honorary co-chairs of this year’s United Way campaign, presented a check to United Way Director Michele Daniels in the amount of $3,656.43.

The event was sponsored by the following local businesses:

Presented by Sponsor: Quest Federal Credit Union

Platinum Sponsors: Tons of Fun Travel, Kenton Ironfit, Ohio Health Hardin Wellness, Kenton Family Eye Care, and Ohio Health Hardin Memorial Hospital

Gold Sponsors: Edward Jones/Marshall Wolowicz & Doug Carmean, Yoder Construction LLC, CVS Health and Hensel Ready Mix Silver Sponsors: Yankee Dairy Queen, Jac N Do’s Pizza, Nelson Insurance, Root Lumber, and WKTN

The planning of the entire event was done by volunteers.

Many thanks to the local volunteers who assisted the day of the event, including local residents and students from ONU.

We also want to thank Chad & Jessica Shepherd, Lowery Farms, John & Angela Rembis, and Ag Credit for being water stops, potty break, and turn around locations.

The committee would also like to thank Scott Sorgen/Graphic Packaging, Golden Graphics, Classic Trophy, and the Department of Transportation who stepped up and assisted with our cause providing in kind donations.

This was the inaugural event and it will be planned to take place again in the fall of 2021.

The committee plans to expand not only the 2021 committee but the event itself, considering the valuable feedback from this year’s participants.

Anyone interested can email

Follow the Hardin Half Marathon Facebook event and our Instagram page for further updates.

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