Flying Pig Saturday hits record participation

The 2019 Flying Pig Marathon weekend powered by P&G kicked off Saturday with sold-out fields for both the Toyota 10K (6,200 participants) and the Tri-State Running Company 5K (7,500 participants).

Winning the men’s division of the Toyota 10K was Phil Parrot-Migas, 26, of London, Ontario in a time of 31:50. Second was Chris Rayder, 20, of Memphis in 33:06 and third was Nick Thorp, 27, of Dallas in 33:37.In the women’s division, Rachel Slingluff, 25, from Cincinnati was the winner in a time of 37:22. Second was Kathrine McClain, 30, of Lagrange, KY., in 38:31 and third was Sarah Mazzei, 24, from Cincinnati in 38:48.In the Tri-State Running Company 5K, winners were, in the men’s division, Antonio Marchi, 30, of Fairfield in 15:14 and Bailey Kowalczyk, 23, of Boulder, CO. in 17:44.

Also on Saturday, another 5,000+ participated in the Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile, PigAbilities, presented by Ohio Valley Goodwill and Flying Fur Race combined.

The weekend opened with the Fifty West Mile, the second leg of the TQL Beer Series on Friday night. In the elite division, Jake Edwards, 31, of Delaware, OH., the defending champion in this event, won the men’s one-mile dash again this year, in a time of 4:15. JJ Webber of Maineville was second in a time of 4:16 and Logan Barrett of Louisville was third in 4:25.In the women’s Fifty West Mile elite division, Alesha Vovk, 23, of Oxford was the winner with a time of 4:53. Second was Maria Scavuzzo, also from Oxford, in 4:58 and third was Flannery Musk of Louisville in 5:05.The P&G Health and Fitness Expo is open for packet pickup and registration until 6 p.m.  on Saturday. The Flying Pig Pasta Pig-Out sponsored by Kroger offers two seatings on Saturday evening at 5 and 6:30 pm. at Anderson Pavilion with tickets still available.

Events begin on Sunday with the wheelchair start at 6:22 a.m. and the Flying Pig Marathon, Paycor Half Marathon and CityDash and GigSmart relays start at 6:30 a.m. from Elm Street and Freedom Way.