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CINCINNATI (June 7, 2008)-The Road Runners Club of America, the national association of running clubs, running events and runners dedicated to promoting long distance running, has picked Cincinnati as the host of its 50th Anniversary Convention, scheduled for April 30-May 4.

The RRCA Convention will coincide with the 10th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend, May 2-4, 2008.

"We could not be more excited to have the Road Runners Club of America visit Cincinnati during this special Marathon year," said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director. "We are proud to have them choose Cincinnati for their half-century celebration."

"Cincinnati is a growing running community, thanks in large part to the Flying Pig Marathon, and was a clear partner to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with," said Jean Knaack, executive director. "We encourage everyone in the running community to join us in celebrating this monumental running event."

The 50th Anniversary RRCA Convention will be held at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati, the site of the Flying Pig Expo and Expo-Tique presented by National City.

Founded in 1958, the Road Runners Club of America is a non-profit organization of more than 775 running clubs and events and 180,000 members across the United States. RRCA members organize races, have training runs, provide safety guidelines, promote children's, elite and masters fitness running programs, and have social programs.

The 10th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be Friday, May 2-Sunday, May 4, 2008, featuring the full marathon, Half Marathon presented by National City and Ernst & Young 4-Person Relay, Toyota 10K, 5K and the Piglet presented by First Watch, The Enquirer and Children's Hospital. Other events include the National City Expo and Expotique and Duke Energy Pasta "Pig Out" Dinner. Presenting sponsors are Duke Energy, National City, CoActive Marketing Group, Ernst and Young and Paycor.

The Flying Pig Marathon has been named one of the top 10 "Most Fun Runs" in the world by Runner's World magazine, one of the best corporate brands by Fast Company and is listed in "The Traveling Marathoner: A Complete Guide To Top U.S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run," by Elise Allen.

For information, please contact Jackie Reau/Betsy Ross, Game Day Communications, (513) 929-4263