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Contact:
Jackie Reau
Betsy Ross
Game Day Communications
(513) 929-4263
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FLYING PIG KIDS MARATHON
AIMS TO KEEP YOUNGSTERS HEALTHY

CINCINNATI (February 18, 2009) – The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is partnering with the Nutrition Council and The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to help youngsters “Be Smart, Eat Well and Move More” through the Kids Marathon, sponsored by Ernst & Young.

“This is a fun way for school children, their teachers and parents to get involved in the ‘Pig’ and develop healthy habits at the same time,” said Iris Simpson-Bush, marathon executive director. “And we hope it develops a love of running and activity for a new generation of Greater Cincinnatians.”

The Kids Marathon allows youngsters to finish the 26.2 miles of a marathon in incremental steps, a half mile or mile at a time during the school year. The final mile of the ‘course’ will be run on the actual Marathon course on Saturday, May 2, during Flying Pig Marathon weekend.

During the school year, youngsters mark their distances on the Kids Marathon “Hog Log” which is available in the Kids Marathon section of the Flying Pig Marathon website, to download. Participants also mark down their reading progress and their healthy eating habits on the “Hog Log.”

To learn more about healthy nutrition choices and to receive The Nutrition Council's e-news go to www.nutritioncouncil.org. And to tap into the vast reading resources and fun stuff from The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, visit their kid friendly site at http://kidspace.cincinnatilibrary.org.

Schools interested in participating in the Kids Marathon can sign up on the Flying Pig Marathon website. Schools that do wish to take part should enter the school name on the form so you will be registered as a group. Early registration ($10) ends on April 6th.

The 11th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be held May 1-3, 2009. Presenting sponsors include P&G, Duke Energy, PNC, ‘mktg,’ Paycor, and Cincinnati USA RTN.

For more information or interviews, please contact Jackie Reau/Betsy Ross
at Game Day Communications, 513-929-4263