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The SQUEAL : April 2012
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Share the news and tell your friends! The link is now live to sign up for on-course participant tracking for our Sunday events. Avoid the line at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo and sign up now!


Register at the P&G Health and Fitness Expo

Just a reminder that online registration has closed for all 2012 events. However, you can register for all events at the P&G Health and Fitness Expo. Registration and expo hours are:

Friday, May 4: 12-7 p.m. Registration for Saturday and Sunday events.
Saturday: May 5: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Registration for Sunday events only.

Race day registration for the Toyota 10K, 5K and Piglet is at the Reds Hall of Fame on Joe Nuxhall Way beginning at 6:30 a.m.

There is no race day registration for Sunday's events.


Cecil FrankeCecil Franke Flying Pig Honorary Starter

Cecil Franke, the 2006 winner of the Flying Pig Marathon and the event record holder, will be the honorary starter for the 2012 Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 6 at 6:30 a.m.

Franke holds the event record in a time of two hours, 20 minutes and 25 seconds. He also holds several records from his high school days at Jac-Cen-Del High School in southeastern Indiana, and at Ball State University. He's run in the US Olympic Marathon Trials, at the Boston Marathon and presently coaches cross-country at Centerville High School, Centerville, Indiana. Say hi to Cecil as you pass the starters' platform!


Ernst &YoungErnst & Young Kids' Marathon Registration

This reminder, late registration for the Ernst & Young Kids' Marathon one-miler will be Friday at the P&G Health and Fitness Expo only. We won't have on-site registration on Saturday, so make sure your youngsters are signed up for the Ernst & Young Kids' Marathon event on Friday at the Expo, Duke Energy Convention Center!


Run for a Cause

The Blue Ribbon 5K Race is one week before the Flying Pig and will be held on Saturday, April 28th. It would be a great practice race for the Pig and shows your support for the Family Nurturing Center in Florence, Kentucky.


Pedal WagonPedal Your Way to the Pasta Dinner!

Thanks to our friends at the Pedal Wagon, you'll be able to ride in style from the P&G Health and Fitness Expo to the Walmart and Sam's Club "Pig-Out" Pasta Party at Fountain Square! From 4:30-6:45 p.m. the Pedal Wagon, Cincinnati's 15-person, pedal-powered, rolling party, will be offering rides on a first-come, first-served basis along Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati to get you to the Pasta Party. The Wagon will load passengers on the Elm Street side of the main entrance to the Duke Energy Convention Center. Enjoy the ride!


One SightDonations Needed

Your gently used glasses can help bring clear vision to someone in need. Donate yours at the Sunglass Hut and Oakley Flying Pig Expo booth! OneSight is a global vision care charity dedicated to providing healthy vision, eyewear and sun protection to those in need. www.onesight.org.


Pump N Run to Honor First Responders

The Lord's Gym PumpNRun event is honoring the men and women who serve our country as police officers, fire fighters, and military personnel who are currently serving in the USA. They will be eligible to participate, FOR FREE, in our inaugural "American Heroes" Fitness Competition at the Duke Energy Convention Center on May 4th.

Men and women will compete just like they do in the Pump N Run; but, they will NOT have to run. It's a weightlifting only competition whereby the participant bench presses a percentage of their body weight. There will be a Pump-Off Championship at Sawyer Point on Saturday, May 5th, at noon complete with medals.

If you are currently an active duty fire fighter, police officer, or military personnel working in the USA you can sign up at www.pumpandrunrace.com for this weightlifting only competition. Any funds raised will be used to benefit The Lord's Gym that serves the poor and under-resourced . Contact Scott Bowers at sbowers@focas-us.org with questions.

Need to Switch Events?

If you need to switch races, changes can be made at Packet Pick-Up at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo, Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on:
Friday, May 4, 2012 , 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 , 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday events may also make switches on Saturday, May 5 at the Reds Hall of Fame, Joe Nuxhall Way, beginning at 6:30 a.m.


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