PigAbilities is an option for people of all ages with disabilities who may not wish to participate in a competitive event, but still want to be part of The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend. This event takes place when there are fewer crowds and more parking. While there are no timing chips or first place winners, PigAbilities participants should be willing to “go the distance” by making a commitment to enrich their lives through being more active and making healthy choices.
The objective of PigAbilities is to offer peer support and encouragement for people with and without disabilities through organized groups that “train” together during the weeks leading up to the Cincinnati Flying Pig Weekend. This training encourages an active lifestyle, and also a program to help people to begin to make healthy choices. Throughout the training, participants can set their own distance goal and log their progress on the Hog Log (available here). On Saturday, May 6th participants will gather for a 1:00pm Start Time and walk, roll or stroll the final mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course! At the Finish Line each finisher will receive a PigAbilities medal to commemorate their achievement. It is not mandatory to attend the training sessions in order to participate in PigAbilities on May 6.
The CARA Group, a non-profit assisting people with disabilities to reach their health and fitness goals, introduced PigAbilities to The Flying Pig Marathon in 2013. Over the last three years hundreds of people with and without disabilities have celebrated crossing the Finish Line – something they may not otherwise experience!
Looking for/Interested in starting a training group?
Organized training and peer support is essential to the success of each participant and the PigAbilities event. Training groups are free, can be any size, and should be open to people of all ages and abilities; training should be a minimum of six weeks long. To learn more about starting a training group, or if you are looking for a group to join, contact The CARA Group at 513.884.1863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Training Group Coordinators will have the $15 registration fee waived by using a special code during registration).
Online Registration must be completed by 4/23/17 and is required to participate in the event at $15 per person and includes a numbered bib and a PigAbilities tee shirt. Note: PigAbilities does not require early tee shirt pick-up; bibs and tee shirts will be available for pick up beginning at 11:30am on Saturday, May 6th near the Starting Line. Registrants will receive an email with details about the day of the event.
Any person with a disability in need of assistance with the cost of registration, please contact The CARA Group at 513.884.1863 or email@example.com.
Recommended Packet Pick Up is on Saturday, May 5, 2018 beginning at 11:30am outside the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum adjacent to Great American Ball Park. This meeting area is just steps away from the Starting Line. Packet Pick Up will also be held at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo located in the Duke Energy Convention Center on Friday, May 4, 2017. Any person in need of assistance with the cost of registration, please contact The CARA Group at513.884.1863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registered participants will receive a shirt, limited-edition poster, and virtual goodie bag.
All PigAbilities finishers will receive a finisher’s medal, mylar blanket, and Finish-area refreshments.