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

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 fantastic way for school aged children to be involved in the community celebration leading up to and during Flying Pig Marathon Weekend. Crossing the actual 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 on part of the actual Flying Pig Marathon course!

After completing the first 25 miles of your “oink”remental marathon, you can be part of The Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile on Saturday, May 2, 2020. This is a special event where kids and their fitness buddies can cruise to their marathon finish, covering that final marathon mile and crossing the real Flying Pig Marathon finish “swine.” Participants get all the swag deserving of a marathoner including shirt, medal, and finisher’s treats. Registration is required. Adults can accompany kids but for safety and security of our children, we do ask that they be registered for the 26th Mile Event as well.

Using the 2020 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 a terrific 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

If you were pre-registered by April 17 as part of an organized Kids’ Marathon group, your group leader will pick up your race materials prior to the expo.

Friday May 1 12:00pm-7:00pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center
Saturday May 2 Packet pickup for pre-registered participants is available at the East Plaza of Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00am until 11:30am. Registration is NOT available on race day

Course Map

 Changes to our course:

Please note our course changes here.

26th Mile Course Map PDF

Participant Amenities

All registered participants will receive a shirt and limited edition poster and finishers will receive a medal.