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Contact Suzanne Deatherage, Media Director:
(859) 426-1952 Voice
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(513) 608-2719 Mobile
media@flyingpigmarathon.com
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2001

REGISTRATION NUMBER UPDATE

As of Friday, April 27, 2001
# of Corporate Relays Registered 107 teams (428 people)
# of Open Relays Registered 237 teams (948 people)
Individual Marathon Participants Registered 4887 people
TOTAL FOR MARATHON 6263 people

Five Mile Participants Registered 1100 people
Kids Fun Run Participants Registered 303 people
TOTAL # REGISTERED: 7666 people

MARATHON:
# of countries: 9 Great Britain, Sweden, Venezuela, Mexico, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Canada, Japan
# of states: 43

5-MILE
# of countries: 2 Canada and the Grand Bahamas
# of states: 20

Total Number of Countries between 2 events: 10

Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Enhances Charity Fundraising

Participants of the 3rd Annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon all have the opportunity to raise money for a charity via the "Charity Athlete" program. The program is designed to support nearly 30 local non-profit organizations and the community throughout Greater Cincinnati. Last year's Charity Athlete program supported only one main charitable organization but this year has expanded to help all Marathon designated charities.

The program is simple. Marathon participants who choose to raise money set a fundraising goal of at least $50.00 but typically higher. Following the May 6th marathon, the pledge monies are collected and turned into the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon by June 4, 2001. The participant chooses which of the designated charities he/she would like their raised funds to benefit. It's a win-win program for everyone and another way the Flying Pig Marathon strives to meet its mission of supporting charities and the community through a premier athletic event.

For further information, contact the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon at (513) 721-PIGS (7447).

Great Family Event - Great Photo Opportunity
KAHN'S FLYING PIGLET FUN RUN & FESTIVAL
Presented by the Cincinnati Enquirer
When: Saturday, May 5, 2001 Where: Yeatman's Cove Who: Festival is open to the public, specific running events for children detailed below Cost: Race Day registration fee: $12.00

This family fun event is for children who can crawl through to 12 years old. There are great photo and video opportunities available at this event on Yeatman's Cove.

8:30 a.m. Race Day Registration open 9:00 a.m. Festival open 9:30 a.m. Diaper Dash for children under 1 year 18 ft. (run/crawl) on mats sponsored by Gymboree Play and Music 9:45 a.m. 2 - 3 year olds race 50 yards 10:00 a.m. 4 - 5 year olds race 100 yards 10:15 a.m. 6 - 7 year olds race 200 yards 10:30 a.m. 8 - 9 year olds race mile 11:00 a.m. 10 - 12 year olds race mile

Activity Areas at the Kahn's Flying Piglet Festival: Bike Safety Town - geared toward 6 - 10 year old children. Urban Obstacle Course Challenge Official Vehicle Showcase: The Cincinnati Police Division, the Cincinnati Fire Division, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard will have various vehicles, boats and tools on hand for the public to view. (i.e. swat van, fire boat, underwater search and recovery equipment). Athletic area: Test your skills in different sports - rock climbing, Cincinnati Stuff Pop-A-Shot, Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey Shot, Kahn's inflatable speed pitch, and more. Gymboree Play and Music Area: Parachute Activity for children 2 and under, and more. Discover Health! Adventures in Learning: mobile classroom will teach kids about health eating, exercising and self-esteem building. Merchandise area: Plush pigs available. Coloring area: download the Flying Piglet Coloring contest at www.flyingpigmarathon.com, click on Schedule of Events and Kid's Fun Run or color the piglet at the festival and receive a coloring certificate.

RACE MEDIA CREDENTIAL REQUESTS - information is attached - get them in as soon as possible to ensure we have everything you need come Race Day!

Attachments:
Facts from 1999 and 2000
Race Day Media Credential Information