Fly Up to 5K Program, Presented by EY

The Fly Up to 5K program is the next phase of the Flying Pig Youth Program and has very similar components to the Kids’ Marathon incremental program. It’s marketed to an older demographic of 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.

The 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 Tri-State Running Company 5K. 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: The beginner version is designed for those who may not be runners yet but want to run the Tri-State Running Company/Flying Pig 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

Group Leaders for official Fly Up to 5K programs will receive access to two early packet pickup dates prior to race weekend for group members pre-registered by 4/21 and registered under their group name. Official groups will also receive special group signs and a group reunion area. Registrations after 4/21 must be picked up at the expo on Friday, May 3rd or at the race site Saturday, May 4th.

Group Leader Packet Pick Up Details:

April 29th and April 30th


644 Linn Street, 3rd Floor

Cincinnati, OH 45203


Confirm a registration by name