Kids’ Marathon & Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile Event

Registration for all youth events including the Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile, Piglet Fun Run and the Fly Up to 5K program are virtual only this fall. If your school or group is interested in the fall virtual youth program opportunities, please email for more information.

The Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon presented by Cincinnati Children’s is an award winning youth fitness program of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Our youth program is a fun way for school aged children to be involved in the community celebration leading up to and during Flying Pig Marathon Weekend. Crossing the Flying Pig Marathon finish “swine” and earning a real Flying Pig medal, we hope, will set the stage for a lifetime of healthy behaviors.


Children will complete full marathon distance, in increments, during the months leading up to The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. In addition, The Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile is a special event where kids can complete the 26th mile of their incremental marathon and receive a Flying Pig shirt and finisher medal!

After completing the first 25 miles of your “oink”remental marathon, you can complete the spring virtual Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile between October 1, 2021 and November 15, 2021. This is a special event where kids and their fitness buddies can cruise to their marathon finish, covering that final marathon mile and crossing their own Flying Pig Marathon finish “swine.” Registration is required to receive participant premiums (shirt & medal). All virtual premiums will be mailed in November, unless your specific group has made other arrangements with our staff. Adults and other siblings are also encouraged to participate, if they are interested

Using the 2021 Hog Log to tally their miles, kids also learn to make healthy nutrition choices and exercise their brains with reading. It’s all about being smart, eating well and moving more; healthy habits that we hope will stick around for good. Use this Marathon Map for Kids to follow your progress as if you were on the real Flying Pig Marathon course.

Get your own herd of pigs flying by becoming an official Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon Team. Parents, teachers, troop leaders, youth program coordinators, or adults who want to give kids an opportunity to be part of the Flying Pig Marathon and begin a lifetime of good health can lead a program. We will give you all the support and resources you need.

Contact Taylor Conklin at for more information and to get your Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon Flight Plan.

Packet Pickup

There will be no in-person group leader packet pick up option this year. Fall virtual registrants will be mailed their shirt and medals starting in November unless your group leader has made other arrangements with our staff. We will mail participant premiums to the address listed on the participant’s registration.

Participant Amenities

All registered participants will receive a shirt and medal as well as the option to download a Flying Pig poster!