Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
The SQUEAL : March 2013
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
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Bockfest 5k If you were part of the more than 1,000 runners and walkers who braved the chill and snowflakes for our first-ever Bockfest 5K, thanks so much for being part of the day! Also, thanks to our sponsors who made the day possible, including: Bruegger's Bagels, Sustain Brands, Gentile Bros., Fleet Feet Cincinnati, and Buckeye Running Company, who helped make the inaugural Bockfest 5K a huge success!

Christian Moerlein Beer Series

Now Think Beer Series!

Now that you've done the first leg of the Christian Moerlein Beer Series, sign up for the other two legs, including the Little Kings Mile on Friday, May 3, and the Hudepohl 14K or 7K on Oktoberfest Weekend, Saturday, September 21. Just click here to sign up for the rest of the series.

Teddy Bear 5K

Lace up your shoes and get ready for the most fun 5K of the season. The 11th annual Teddy Bear 5K is set for Sunday, April 14, at 9 a.m. The 5K has divisions for adults and children who wish to run or walk in support of Children's Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati. For information visit www.teddybear5k.com.

Pig Night at the Ball Park is Back!

The Cincinnati Reds and the Flying Pig are partnering again this season for Pig Night at the Ball Park, where the Reds recognize all of you who participate in Flying Pig weekend events. This year Pig Night will be Friday, May 10, when the Reds face the Brewers on a Fireworks Night. To purchase tickets, visit www.reds.com/flyingpig.

Sit to Fit

Sit to Fit at Bob Roncker’s

Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, the official training group for the Flying Pig Marathon, offers Sit to Fit training, a fitness program helping prepare beginning walkers and joggers for a 5K. Training starts March 11. Find out more, and register for the training group nearest you, at http://runningspot.com/SitToFit_future.php.

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Entertainment Slots Still Open

Have a talent you want to show off for 20,000 runners and walkers? Sign up to be included in our 100+ Entertainment Zones along the marathon and half marathon courses. We’ve made it easy for you, just click this link and sign up on line! You get a cool “Grunt” t-shirt and the undying gratitude of thousands of runners!

The Pig Raises the Bar Against Waste

This year's Flying Pig Marathon will be one for the ages, as it continues to divert more waste from the landfill. Since 2010, the Pig has nearly doubled the amount recycled each year. Half the event waste from 2012 was either composted or recycled. For 2013, we aim to divert more than 60% of total waste, in order to achieve recertification as a sustainable race event.

The Pig already eliminates waste with its reused signage, donated discarded clothing, and virtual goodie bags for race participants. Mylar blankets are reused as liners in temporary shelters for stray cats, thanks to the Ohio Alleycat Resource. Two Men in a Truck transports unused food from the event to Northern Kentucky food pantries.

New for 2013, the Pig will partner with Terracycle for hard-to-recycle items, such as beverage cups and chip bags. Help the Pig "Go Green" and reach new heights! Work with our Green Team volunteers to waste less at the 15th Anniversary Party, Pasta Dinner, Race Recovery Area and Post Race Party. Find the new recycle containers and other marked bins throughout Pig Weekend!

Piggest RaffleAdopt a pig in the Piggest Raffle Ever for two chances to win on Flying Pig Marathon Weekend. If your adopted pig is selected when thousands of pigs are dropped in Downtown Cincinnati, you win a two-year lease on a new Toyota Prius! Plus, every purchase helps a charity! Adopt a Pig now at www.piggestraffle.com!

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    The 15th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend powered by P&G will be May 3-5, 2013. Follow the Marathon on Twitter @runflyingpig and 'like' our page on Facebook.
    email: info@flyingpigmarathon.com
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