Schedules are out for the in-person events that will be held during the combined Flying Pig and Queen Bee weekend, October 29-31.
The three-day festival starts with the Fifty West Mile, part of the TQL Beer Series, on Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. The schedule continues Saturday morning with the Toyota 10K at 7:30 a.m., the Tri-State Running Company 5K at 9:30 a.m., the Queen Bee Medpace 4 Miler at 11 a.m. and the Flying Fur at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday’s schedule includes the Flying Pig Marathon presented by P&G, the Paycor Half Marathon, the Queen Bee Half Marathon, empowered by P&G and Kroger, and the CityDash 4-person relay. All Sunday events will start at 7:30 a.m. The P&G Health and Fitness expo will be held at the Duke Energy Center Oct. 29-30 and the Michelob Ultra Post-Race Party will be held in Smale Park during each day’s races.
“All of us with the Flying Pig and Queen Bee are thrilled that we will ‘return to flight’ in October with in-person events,” said Iris Simpson Bush, president and CEO of Pig Works, the umbrella organization of the Flying Pig, Queen Bee, TQL Beer Series and FCC3. “Based upon all information available to us from the CDC, local health care providers and our Board of Directors, we feel confident in the safety of moving forward with in-person events. We’ll continue to assess any changes that the CDC recommends and adhere to their guidance for a safe event.”
The Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile, Piglet, PigAbilities events and our youth programs will remain virtual this year, but will be added back to the schedule in 2022.
Registration for the fall events will be capped to ensure safety and product quantities as event supply chains have been slowed, so participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Registration is open at flyingpigmarathon.com and queenbeehalf.com.