PigAbilities offers support and encouragement for people with disabilities of all ages who want to successfully walk, run or wheel in a marathon event. To help people set/achieve their own personal distance goals The CARA Group provides a free five week training program prior to the PigAbilities event on May 2. Training with others is motivating and inspiring – plus it includes topics such as wellness, good nutrition and the benefits of physical activity. Each participant is encouraged to track their training by using the PigAbilities Hog Log (coming soon)! PigAbilities training also provides peer support from active volunteers. It is not mandatory to attend the training sessions in order to participate in PigAbilities on May 2.
On Saturday, May 2 all PigAbilities participants will gather for the 1:00 start time to complete their final mile and receive their PigAbilities medal at the Flying Pig Marathon Finish Line.
PigAbilities Training with CARA
Everyone is welcome to train with The CARA Group! Training will be hosted at two outdoor locations this year.
For more information about training contact Debbie Moorehous at 513.884.1863 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Training Location #1 – Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road in Anderson Township. Training is on the walking path on Saturday at 10am on March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25 at 10am. Additional training on Wednesdays at 6:00pm at this location only.
- Training Location #2 – Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, 45236. Training is on the outdoor track behind the center on Saturday at 10am on March 21, (no training on March 28), April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25.
Registration is required to participate in the Flying Pig PigAbilities event on Saturday, May 2; the $15 fee provides each participant with a numbered bib, event tee shirt, and event medal. (Any person who is unable to pay the $15 registration fee may be eligible for assistance through The CARA Group). Online registration must be completed by April 18th at www.flyingpigmarathon.com; select “PigAbilities”.
Be a Volunteer Guide
PigAbilities is also an opportunity for anyone to become a volunteer guide. Guides are encouraged to attend training sessions to provide ongoing support and encouragement to the participants. Guides are required to register for the PigAbilities event and will have the $15 fee waived with a special code used during registration. Contact CARA for more information.
Questions? Contact us: email@example.com or call 513.884.1863.
PigAbilities was founded by The CARA Group, a local non-profit organization, in partnership with the Flying Pig Marathon. The goal of CARA and PigAbilities is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by raising awareness of the benefits of physical exercise, good nutrition and healthy choices that can be life changing. To learn more about CARA visit: www.caragroup.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.