Half Marathon gets Super Starter “Pistol”

    A Civil War replica cannon, manned by the 19th Ohio Light Artillery reenactment group, replaced the starter pistol at the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic during the weekend. The Intelligencer reports

    “What I wanted to do was create a direct, personal reaction with the military veterans,” said Scatterday, “and attempt to make the public experience what we military had lived with.”

    Although the cannon was moved to the roof of the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Center to avoid deafening race participants and spectators, Fonner – clad in full Civil War regalia – attracted a small crowd of passers-by at Heritage Port while firing a few test shots Friday afternoon prior to the event.

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