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Flying Pig, Bob Roncker’s Join in Haiti Relief Effort

Cincinnati (January 22, 2010) – The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G is partnering with Bob Roncker’s Running Spot to ask runners and walkers in the Greater Cincinnati area to pitch in toward the relief effort in earthquake-stricken Haiti. Beginning Saturday, January 23, through Saturday, January 30, donations will be accepted at the Bob Roncker’s Running Spot stores in Glendale, O’Bryonville, Loveland and Newport and taken to Matthew 25 Ministries for distribution in Haiti.

“We know that the running community in Greater Cincinnati is incredibly generous,” said Iris Simpson-Bush, Marathon executive director. “This is a time that we all need to contirbute, and we know that our runners and walkers will answer our call to help.”

Donations that are critically needed include non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, first aid supplies and bottled water. Cash donations also are being accepted, with checks made out to Matthew 25 Ministries. All donations will be picked up by City Dash trucks and taken to Matthew 25 for shipment.

Those training for Flying Pig events, or running for the fun of it, also can participate by completing virtual “Help for Haiti” pledge runs and making a donation for each completed training run or walk over the two weekends. Donations go to Matthew 25 and can be sent to the Flying Pig Marathon office, 644 Linn Street, Suite 626, Cincinnati, OH, 45203.

“It’s a time for the running community to come together to help the Haitian community,” said Bob Roncker. “Whether it’s a check or supplies, all donations are welcome and we are glad to partner with the Flying Pig on this important effort.”