Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
The SQUEAL April 2013
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
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Powered by P&G April 2013

Because of the tremendous outpouring of registration questions since on-line registration closed on April 19, we are opening Late Online Registration. From now through 4 p.m. Friday, May 3, for Friday and Saturday events, or 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 for Sunday events. You can sign up under the "Registration" tab. Registrants will receive a confirmation email following registration. They will need to print it off and bring it to the Late Online Registration table at the Expo to pick up their bib packet. You will need the confirmation email to finish registration. Hope to see you there!



Runner Tracking Link Now Available

You've asked for it, now Runner Tracking is ready for you to sign up to follow your favorite Sunday participant! The registration page for athlete updates in the marathon, half-marathon, and marathon relay is online.


Safety Reminders for Flying Pig Weekend

We are happy and thankful to have all of you as part of the 15th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G. Because of the incident at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, we have been taking extraordinary measures to reassess, and in some cases, strengthen our security plans, and we want to update you on the changes.

First, let us assure you that we have the full cooperation of every police, fire and first responder unit in Greater Cincinnati on plans for the events' safety. Over the last few weeks we have met with all of them to conduct a security audit of the weekend activities and the individual venues. We as a staff feel very confident in their findings and upgrades.

There will be changes this weekend: Some of them visible, some not. While we won't go into specifics on our security plan, we do want to give you some insight and direction on the weekend's directives:

  • There will be a greater presence of uniformed personnel at the start, finish and along the courses.
  • Participants will likely see working canines.
  • The start and finish lines will be more secure. Proper credentials will be required to enter the appropriate areas. For participants and spectators, follow volunteers' directives as to accessible areas.
  • Carry less with you. There will be no baggage check-in or storage for Friday or Saturday events. Sunday participants must put items in a clear plastic bag to check in at the baggage buses and pick up at the finish. Don't stash items behind a bench, under a bush or under a car. They will be disposed of during security sweeps.
  • Volunteers or spectators wearing a backpack or carrying a bag may be subjected to a search of items by police at any time.
  • If you observe individuals or actions which are unusual or out of place for the surroundings (e.g. over or underdressed for the weather) report it to staff or safety officials.
  • If you see something, say something. If you see a bag or backpack that looks like it doesn't belong, or has been sitting in one place for a long period of time, notify uniformed personnel. Don't walk up to it yourself. Let the professionals handle it.

We at the Flying Pig Marathon want to assure you that we are doing everything, in partnership with our police and fire units, to make this weekend safe and enjoyable. This 15th anniversary is a special celebration of our communities that work together to make this event one of the jewels in the Queen City's crown, and this year it holds a special meaning for us, and for our running brothers and sisters in Boston. Let's make it the best Flying Pig Marathon weekend yet.


Metro Logo Metro Offers Flying Pig Passes

The Flying Pig Marathon is partnering with Metro to provide a Flying Pig Day Pass for Sunday, May 5. The pass will allow you to ride the Metro all day Sunday for one fee of $4.50. Use the pass to ride the bus to various locations on the course to cheer on your participant. Or after the race, ride the bus to nearby neighborhoods for a celebratory dinner. Pick up your Metro Guide and buy your Pig Passes at the Metro booth at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo.


Boston Strong Shirt Remember Boston with This Commemorative Shirt

From Porkopolis to Beantown, Flying Pig runners are showing their support for Boston with this commemorative shirt. All proceeds from the sale go to One Fund Boston to help victims, survivors and their families. Get one today or pick yours up at the Flying Pig Expo and be #BostonStrong.


RoadID Exclusive Road ID Offer: Pre-Order & Save 15%

Road ID is excited to extend a 15% off discount to the Flying Pig family. Pre-order your Road ID today and pick it up at their booth at the Flying Pig Expo or have it shipped directly to you. Offer expires May 4, 2013. Place your order at www.RoadID.com.


Carrabas Carrabba's Partners With the Pig

Carrabba's Italian Grill is a proud partner of the Flying Pig Marathon! As the 2012 recipient of the "#1 Italian Full Service Restaurant" ranking from Zagat Survey, Carrabba's offers flavorful, handmade Italian dishes prepared to order in a lively exhibition kitchen.

Visit our locations in Anderson Township, Crestview Hills (KY), or Mason to enjoy dinner nightly or lunch on weekends starting at 11:00am! Come join us for your Pasta dinner before the Flying Pig!


Dole Dole is proud to sponsor the Flying Pig Marathon

Enjoy delicious Dole Fruit in 100% Juice, not packed in syrup or with artificial sweeteners. With eight varieties of Fruit Bowls they are the perfect way to get more Dole in your day. Visit us at http://www.dole.com/juice/ and look for Dole samples at the Expo and Recovery zone.


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