P&G Joins Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
Cincinnati (April 15, 2009) – Procter and Gamble, one of the most recognized consumer brand companies in the world, joins the 11th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon as a major sponsor of the weekend’s events.
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Now called the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G, the Marathon’s weekend events with P&G include the Crest Smile Mile at Mile 22; Old Spice High Endurance Mile to the Finish, with prizes going to the fastest male and female runner along the final mile; the Head & Shoulders Above the Rest award, to the fastest leg of the City Dash 4-person relay for male, female and co-ed teams; ‘Lipstick on a Pig,’ where runners will be offered free lipstick samples so they’ll look their best for their finish line photo, and the Pampers Diaper Dash on Saturday, for the littlest “Piglets.” The weekend Health & Fitness Expo also will be known as the P&G Health & Fitness Expo.
In addition, more than 500 P&G employees will be participating in various events over Flying Pig Marathon weekend as part of “Team P&G.”
“We could not be happier to have P&G as a presenter of the Flying Pig Marathon,” said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director of the Marathon. “It is an honor to have our major
home town employer be a partner of its home town marathon.”
“P&G is proud to sponsor the 11th Annual Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati,” said Dina Howell, General Manager - Marketing, Global Operations. “This is one of the largest events in Cincinnati, bringing thousands of runners and spectators to the region and provides much needed funding to local charities.”
The 11th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend powered by P&G will be held May 1-3, 2009. Presenting sponsors include P&G, Duke Energy, PNC, ‘mktg,’ Paycor and Cincinnati USA RTN. For more information go to www.flyingpigmarathon.com.
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