The 20th anniversary Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated a record crowd and wins by a Wisconsin runner and a former Cincinnatian running in only her second marathon.
The 2018 Flying Pig Marathon registered 43,127 for total weekend participation, a 13% increase from 2017, representing all 50 states and 22 countries.
The 20th anniversary edition of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend powered by P&G opened Saturday with a former marathon winner taking home the title in the Tri-State Running Company 5K.
All Saturday participants that didn’t make it to the P&G Health and Fitness expo can pick up their race day packet as early as 6:30am on the East plaza level of Paul Brown Stadium. Race day registration is also available at packet pick up for all Saturday races, except the Tri-State Running Company 5K, as this race is sold out.
The Toyota 10K is the first race of the day beginning at 8am near on Elm St. on the East side of Paul Brown Stadium. The Sprint Family Fun Festival kicks off at 8:30am and celebrates a day of achievement and fun for participants and families of all ages! The party features a live band, Michelob Ultra beer, food vendors selling and sampling, charities providing hospitality to the participants, interactive activities and much more!
The sold out Tri-State Running Company 5K begins at 10am followed by the Kids’ 26th Mile Marathon, presented by EY, Pigabilities and Flying Fur. Our little Piggies will enjoy their own races including the Pampers Diaper Dash and Piglet presented by First Watch. The Sprint Family Fun Festival also includes the mascot race at 1pm!
The P&G Health and Fitness expo runs 10am-6pm for Sunday participants to pick up their packets, race premiums and shop from over 120 local and national vendors. New this year, our speaker series! Boston Marathon race director, Dave McGillivray, will be speaking at 3pm with inspiration for our running community.
You can also join us at the “Pig Out” Pasta Party presented by Kroger. Seatings are at 5pm and 6:30pm and you can purchase your tickets at the door.
We hope to see you Saturday for a day full of Pig activities!
We reflected on our past, honored some special PIGGYs and community partners and celebrated our future. Congrats to all the winners!
A special thanks to our presenting sponsor P&G, VIP sponsor Paycorand sponsors of the pink carpet, Fleet Feet Sports Cincinnati and ASICS. We’d also like to thank our hosts Mike Dardis and Sheree Paolello WLWT and WLWT for broadcasting the show and the Aronoff Center for the Arts for hosting us!
The TQL Beer Series served up by the Flying Pig Marathon celebrates Cincinnati’s rich brewing history and its ‘Porkopolis’ meat processing past! The next race of our series is the Little Kings Mile, taking place Friday evening of Flying Pig Marathon weekend.
This year’s post-race party will continue the celebration of our 20th running of the Flying Pig Marathon with a FREE concert! COIN, the indie pop band from Nashville, will headline a free concert on Friday, May 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at The Banks on Freedom Way. The concert, presented by The Project 100.7/106.3, and in partnership with CE Power, will also include performances by DJ E Trayn, Moonbeau and Telehope, is free and open to the public. The Cincinnati Reds are home against the Marlins on Friday, May 4 and will have a fireworks post-game! Find all the concert details here.
The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G welcomes a number of new partners for the event’s 20th anniversary, celebrating a sold-out full marathon and record registration for the 2018 edition.
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At this year’s pig, know the names of runners as they go by with the Energy Broadcast System app. Think less, “Good job … you!” And more “Keep going, Jackie!”
Visit 2018Pig.com to download.
The NEW Flying Pig Events mobile app, driven by Total Quality Logistics, is ready to download from your iTunes store or Google Play. Search “Flying Pig Events” and download today.
Participant tracking is available through the app, thanks to our friends Cincinnati Incorporated. The new Flying Pig app will also feature social media integration, interactive course maps, directions and parking and all the information you need to know about all of our races, including the Queen Bee Half Marathon and TQL Beer Series.
Only in a city where pigs fly do partnerships like this exist!
The Flying Pig Marathon has teamed up with Rookwood Pottery to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Shop their online pork-shop to pre-order the official Flying Pig Marathon Mug and Ornament! Each piece is handcrafted to capture the excitement of crossing the “Finish Swine” – all year long – and features the official Flying Pig mascot and an homage to the 20 Years on the Run.
FREE SHIPPING! Now through May 15, save on shipping for orders over $100 when you visit rookwood.com!
In celebration of the 20th running of the Flying Pig Marathon, the Pig is paying tribute to the communities along the course, the founders of the race, and its community partners with the Toyota 20 Days on the Run, in partnership with Toyota and Queen City Running. Events include happy hours, Final Friday at People’s Liberty and more! To see the full schedule of events, click the link above.