Fly Up to 5K Program, Presented by EY

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 Fly Up to 5K, presented by EY is the next phase of the Flying Pig Youth Program and has very similar components to the Kids’ Marathon incremental program. It’s geared to older children in grades 6-8 or those in elementary school who have already completed the 26th Mile and are looking for a new running goal.

Our goal is to keep youth engaged with the Flying Pig throughout their adolescent years in hopes that they continue to practice healthy habits and stay active. Similar to our Kids’ Marathon program, students can train for the 5K together as a group during the weeks leading up to the Flying Pig 5K, presented by Tri-State Running Company. Our 5K Hog Log can be used as a training tracker and also includes healthy living and nutrition tips. Participant amenities include event shirt, finisher medal and other perks.

Schools and other youth groups can sign up as an official Fly Up to 5K group by emailing us at


Beginner 5K Program: This beginner version is designed for those who may not be runners yet but want to challenge themselves to complete a 5K! It slowly progresses from walking and running intervals until you can run a full 5K!

Intermediate 5K Running Program: This program is designed for those who are athletic and can already run at least a mile without walking. It is designed for athletes who want to stay in shape during the offseason or begin to compete at the 5K level.

Click here for more details on both programs.


Packet Pick-Up Information

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.


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