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The SQUEAL : January 29, 2005
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
THE SQUEAL is the free e-mail newsletter of the
7th Annual Flying Pig Marathon

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Walkers Welcome!

It may be cold and snowy where you live right now, but the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is just around the corner! Three months and counting now until the 7th annual Marathon weekend, April 30th and May 1st. If you're participating in the full marathon, you should be well into your training. If you're taking part in one of our other events, it's time to start getting ready, whether you're a walker or runner. This month's edition of the "Squeal" has the latest information to help you get ready for the race!

In this month's "Squeal:"
  • Schedule set for the "Pig"
  • Walker signup under way
  • Volunteers still needed for Marathon weekend
  • Map your way around the course

  • Race Lineup
    This year's race weekend schedule puts the spotlight on the Papa John's 10K! In its third year, the 6.2 mile run has become one of the most popular events of the weekend, so we're making it the signature event on Saturday, April 30th. The Papa John's 10K pushes off at 7 a.m. on Saturday, with the Flying Pig 5K and Fun Festival in association with girls!CAN and Kahn's Flying Piglet Fun Run and Festival, featuring the Pampers Diaper Dash to follow.

    On Sunday, May 1, individual runners and walkers with a pace that exceeds a 15 minute-per-mile pace (15 Plus), will utilize the Early Start at 5:30 a.m. along Mehring Way south of Paul Brown Stadium, with the full Marathon, the Flying Pig Half Marathon presented by National City, the Corporate Express Corporate Challenge relay, the Ernst & Young 4-person relay all starting at 6:30 a.m. Find a full schedule for both days by clicking here.

    These Shoes are Made for Walkin'
    Walkers are always welcome to participate in any of our individual events. For more information on registration for walkers, click on the 'Early Start' section on the Race Information page.

    Volunteers Wanted
    Attention charities and non-profits! Want to raise some funds by participating in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon but the mere thought of running makes you grunt and groan? The Pig has your solution. We are looking for a few reliable volunteer groups to join in the fun of "running" the Pig without sweating like one. The Marathon will make a donation to your organization of behalf of a volunteer group of at least 30 people working as a unit in various positions throughout marathon weekend. We have both indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities available. Contact or call 513-721-PIGS (7447) for more details.

    Marathon Maps
    The course maps are ready for you inspection! Go to the 'Course' button at for the first edition of the course maps. We'll be updating those maps with more information the closer we get to race weekend, so check back often!

    The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend events are scheduled for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2005, with the Bob Roncker's Running Spot Health and Fitness Expo scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY. Presenting sponsors are Coactive Marketing Group, Corporate Express, Ernst & Young, Mercy Health Partners, National City and Paycor.


    Corporate Express

    Ernst & Young

    Mercy Health

    National City