All of us at Born and Raced in West Liberty would like to thank our community, businesses, volunteers, friends and family for the love and support they've shared with our West Liberty runners in 2017.
From road races, track and cross country meets, All-Ohioans, to our Big Orange youth running program, West Liberty is truly a running community. Here are some of 2017's best photos of our runners. May 2018 bring you health, happiness, and miles and miles of good running!
Due to the extreme weather conditions forecasted for Monday, January 1st, we have decided to cancel the Liberty Half Marathon this year for the safety and welfare of our runners and our volunteers.
We will happily reimburse your entry fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, and I will have checks sent out by the beginning of next week. If you would like to use your entry fee as a donation, (all proceeds of the race benefit the West Liberty-Salem Girls Track and Field program), I will send you a race shirt and a race medal. Again, send me your mailing address in a separate email.
We apologize for any inconvenience and plan on continuing this race in 2019. For more information on road races in the West Liberty, Ohio area in 2018, click here.
The half-marathon race features scenic, rolling countryside with one large steep hill. There is a $30 entry fee if you register online before December 24, 2017. All proceeds benefit the West Liberty Salem girls track and field team. Race day registration is $40. Race day registration will be held at Subway, just up the street from Marie's Candies.
Timing provided by www.finishtiming.com All runners will receive a race t-shirt.
Congratulations to the winners of the 19th Annual West Liberty Luminaria 5K on Friday, November 24th in downtown West Liberty...especially West Liberty-Salem cross country alum Aaron Scott!
Women's Winner: Summer Doty (22:42.1)
Men's Winner: Aaron Scott (16:34.9)
And thank you to everyone who participated in another fantastic West Liberty race and supported the West Liberty Business Association!
[2017 Luminaria Men's Results]
[2017 Luminaria Women's Results]
Directions to the meet: Address 2650 National Road SW, Hebron, Ohio. Do not use GPS and follow the instructions given by the OHSAA to avoid traffic backup. Spectators traveling from the West on I-70 should exit at Exit 122 State Route 158 N. then turn right on State Route 40.
Spectators can avoid lines and purchase mobile tickets in advance via theTIK TAP app. When you arrive at the meet be sure to have your mobile ticket open in the TIK TAK app and the gate worker will do the rest. Visit www.ohsaa.org and click the Cross Country link for details.
As per OHSAA guidelines, no pets, recreational vehicles, drones, pets or balls, frisbees, etc. are permitted at National Trail Speedway.
The Big Orange girls cross country team is STATE BOUND again! WL-S won the DIII Southwest Regional Championships Saturday at Troy Memorial Stadium. The Big Orange was led by senior Reghan Bieleski who finished 2nd overall. This will be Reghan's 4th state meet appearance. She joins Big Orange alumni Amy Wallace McDaniel, Shawnda Henault, Savanna Shipp, Jasmine Smith, Jordan Smith, Alyssa Strickland and Meghan Vogel as the only Big Orange female athletes to do so in the program's history.
This year's state meet berth is the 7th in the Big Orange girls program's history (2000, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016). It's the most state appearances of any girls athletic program at West Liberty-Salem.
The Big Orange will race at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday at National Trail Speedway in Hebron, Ohio. Please come out and support these hard-working student athletes!
Complete results of the DIII Troy Regional are posted on www.finishtiming.com. Info on the State Cross Country Championships is below and HERE.
Congrats to the Big Orange middle school boys and girls cross country teams for capturing OHC titles this year!
The WL-S Big Orange Girls Cross Country team earned DIII District Champion honors Saturday placing 1st, earning the program's 21st Regional berth in the last 23 years.
The Big Orange boys also qualified for the Regional meet, placing 7th.
Complete results from the SW Cedarville District meet are posted on www.finishtiming.com.
The SW Regional Meet will be held Saturday, October 28th at Troy Memorial Stadium. The Big Orange girls will race at 11:00 a.m. and the boys at 1:30 p.m. Admission to the meet is $7. Please come out and support the WL-S teams! We also invite any community members to join the Big Orange athletes and family at their annual tailgate celebration. Please bring a crock pot of soup or chili to share.
Big Orange seniors Reghan, Taylor, Abby, Isaac and Nick at their last home meet (pictured). Thanks to Sherry Barger for setting up our awards stage and organizing our Senior Day recognition. Thanks to all the Big Orange parents who volunteered their time to make our meet a success, and also thanks to the Ohio Caverns owners and staff for allowing us to call their beautiful park our home course for almost 50 years. To find out more visit www.ohiocaverns.com