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Flying Pig/Reds Community Fund High School Challenge
The Flying Pig Marathon has partnered with The Reds Community Fund to offer this exciting initiative for your school, the Flying Pig/Reds Community Fund High School Challenge, sponsored by Fleet Feet. This is a great opportunity to help your students learn and develop healthy habits while supporting your school! After a very successful pilot program in 2012 we are happy to expand the program to include more schools. The goal of the program is to encourage and teach students ages 13-18 years old to improve their physical fitness and give back to the community by volunteering and fundraising for their school.
The 1st part of the “Challenge” is to participate in the Flying Pig 5K (May 4, 2013) and/or the Redlegs Run 5K (June 1, 2013). Completing both as a “Double Play” will earn extra incentives for the student and their school. Fleet Feet Sports will provide a training schedule, designed specifically for high school students, to all participants. Participants can train individually, however, group training sessions are encouraged. Representatives from the Flying Pig Marathon, Reds Community Fund, and Fleet Feet will periodically visit training groups to offer encouragement to the students.
Performing community service is the 2nd part of the “Challenge”. Much like training for an athletic event makes your body stronger, volunteering makes your neighborhood a stronger, healthier community.
The 3rd and final aspect of the “Challenge” is fundraising. Students can participate in the Flying Pig Marathon’s Piggest Raffle Ever, solicit pledges, host car washes, split-the-pot or any other creative tool to raise money. All funds will go to the school. Ideally, the money raised would be used to promote a healthy lifestyle to their students.
The score of each school will be calculated by a weighted scale. 60% of the score will be based on student participation (as a percentage of total enrollment). 30% of the score will be based on community service (number of hours of service compared to other schools based on participants). The final 10% of the score will be based on fundraising (money raised compared to other schools based on participants). The winner of the High School Challenge will receive a traveling trophy, two $1,500 scholarships, a Reds experience and a live broadcast from your school by WLWT-TV’s morning meteorologist, Randi Rico.
WHO WILL BE THE FIRST FLYING PIG/REDS COMMUNITY FUND HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE CHAMPION?
If you are interested in learning more, or having a visit from our High School Challenge coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange a meeting.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Cancellation Policy for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year or person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances.