Flying Pig Marathon News

Visit Us At An Expo Near You!

Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon has hosted runners from around the world, including all 50 states! Of course, we enjoy travel too so we have decided to pack our bags and “fly” to some expos this fall. We will be represented at the Akron Marathon on September 22, Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 6 & 7, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon on October 13 & 14, Detroit Free Press Marathon on October 13 & 14 and the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 2 & 3. Be sure to visit us at these expos for great giveaways. We will also have some surprises that you don’t want to miss!

Record Crowd for Hudy!

Another record field of more than 3,000 kicked off Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Saturday at the Hudepohl 14K and 7K served up by the Flying Pig Marathon.

In the 7K division, men’s winners were: First, Spike Knickel in 24:07. Second was Luke Schafer in 24:12 and third was Jack Moses in 25:30. For the women, three-time Queen Bee Half Marathon winner Katie Lenahan won in 25:43. Second was Allison Echler in 27:52 and third was Marie Wysong in a time of 28:05.

In the 14K division, Michael Eaton won in a time of 43:07. Second was JJ Webber in 43:40 and third was TJ Lentz at 49:20. For the women, the winner was Natalie Leverone in 57:56, second was Sofia Lopez Mimendi in 58:09 and third was Laurah Lukin in 58:34.

In the costume category, Fiona and the Brew-Keepers won the Skyline Chili 3-Way competition, and the Hudy Hoes won the Christian Moerlein 6-pack.

Get Ready for our fall events!

We’ve gotten the nickname “The Race That Thinks It’s A Party, ” and decided to run with it (pun intended). This year the party just got bigger and will be hosted in collaboration with Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 16. If you haven’t registered for the final race in our Christian Moerlein Beer Series, it’s not too late. Register at

Calling all Bee-U-Tiful ladies! We are less than six weeks away from a weekend of pampering, swag, fun and don’t forget— the race! Bee-lieve it, The Queen Bee Half Marathon and 4 Miler race are quickly approaching. Make sure you schedule girls weekend and buzz on over to if you haven’t already registered. Honey, you won’t want to miss this! Registration prices increase on 8/31 at midnight.

Flying Pig Executive Director to Rappel for Big Brothers-Big Sisters

Are you willing to go “Over The Edge” and rappel down 17 stories for a child in our community? If that’s too scary, how about supporting our Executive Director Iris Simpson Bush? If she meets her fundraising goal, she will rappel down the Westin Hotel to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati on August 25th. “I am happy to “go over the edge” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati on behalf of the Flying Pig Marathon. Each year, the Marathon supports more than 300 charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters and raises nearly $1 million every year for these non-profits. I personally believe the work being done by the charities in our community is what makes Cincinnati such a great place to live, work and run!”

Help the Little Brothers and Little Sisters of Greater Cincinnati reach the height of their potential and donate today.

Flying Pig Marathon Unveils Plans for 20th Anniversary Celebration

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G is marking its 20th running in 2018 with a series of events and celebrations honoring the participants, volunteers and community partners who have made this running festival one of the largest in the country. At a kickoff party on 7/20 at The LB @Rookwood, Executive Director Iris Simpson Bush announced the new initiatives that will be part of the year-long celebration.


The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G, celebrating its 20th running in 2018, has earned Gold Level Inspire Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport, an Oregon-based non-profit supporting and promoting sustainability in sports.

Inspire event status is awarded by invitation to events achieving multiple certifications from the Council, to recognize the legacy of their commitment to sustainability and thoughtful resource management.

Flying Pig mural design chosen by community votes revealed!

More than 14,000 votes were cast by the community in choosing the Flying Pig mural design which ArtWorks will create as part of their upcoming summer program. The selected artist is local graphic designer, Sara Cormier, and her winning design “Dream Big & Fly High.”

Bridesmaid No More: Cincinnati’s Kerry Lee Wins Flying Pig Marathon

CINCINNATI (May 7, 2017) — After coming in second or third in the Flying Pig Marathon for the last six years, the seventh time proved to be the charm for Anderson High School cross country coach Kerry Lee, who finally won the women’s division of Sunday’s 19th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The total registration […]

2017 Piggest Raffle Ever Winners

  Congratulations to our 2017 Piggest Raffle Ever Winners, presented by Stock Yards Bank & Trust. 1st Place: $10,000 cash ($5,000 to the winning ticket holder, $5,000 to the charity who sold the ticket) Dave Niemeyer Sold by: Milford High School Cross Country Team –2nd Place: Two Year Lease of a Toyota Prius Sara Durham […]

Flying Pig Marathon App Now Available

The NEW Flying Pig Marathon app, driven by TQL, is now available for Apple and Android devices. Did you know that last year more than 15,000 users kept connected with all things Pig on the mobile app? New this year, the app features interactive maps, a “friend finder” feature, QR Code scanner for results and more! Have you downloaded it yet?