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Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

##

The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Medpace Queen Bee 4 Miler on Saturday, October 8. The
Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds
for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and
fun—the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend. Or you can choose to do the Medpace Queen
Bee 4 Miler and still enjoy the run or walk through Cincinnati with your friends. Visit
www.queenbeehalf.com to register—it always sells out so sign up today!

And then don’t forget the third leg of the TQL Beer Series, the Hudepohl 14K/7K on Oktoberfest
weekend. You can’t be a Brew Hog without doing all three Beer Series events (Bockfest 5K and Fifty
West Mile) so if you’ve done the first two, sign up for the third! www.runbeerseries.com has all your
information to sign up.

Flying Pig Announces Prysmian Group as a Presenting Sponsor for 25th Anniversary

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2022) — Pig Works announced today that Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will serve as the presenting sponsor of 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the race from May 5-7, 2023. Flying Pig Weekend events include the marathon, half marathon, relays, challenges, 5K, 10K, the Fifty West Mile, the PigAbilities event, the Flying Fur dog run, and races of all distances for kids and toddlers.

“The Flying Pig is more than a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky tradition. It has become one of the most iconic running events in the country,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “We are excited to be a presenting sponsor this year. It’s an opportunity for us to not only engage with a wonderful organization but also affirm our dedication to the health and wellness of our employees and the Greater Cincinnati community.”

Prysmian Group, locally headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, leads the world in wire and cable manufacturing. Its products connect and illuminate iconic landmarks across the United States, like the Statue of Liberty and Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park.

“The Flying Pig has been growing strong for 25 years thanks to the support of devoted sponsors, volunteers, and participants,” said Iris Simpson Bush, President & CEO of Pig Works. “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group as a presenting sponsor and look forward to inspiring more participants than ever to experience this fun and iconic event.” 

Prysmian will sponsor the Marathon Countdown Clock at the two-day P&G Health & Fitness Expo and the Prysmian Power Hub at the Expo and Post-Race Party. The Power Hub allows attendees and racers to relax and recharge in the space, including lounge furniture, workstations, and mobile charging devices.

“The Prysmian Power Hub represents the work-life balance that we’ve struck here at Prysmian that has become integral to who we are as an organization,” said John Andrews, Vice President of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America. “Since the pandemic, we’ve adapted to a hybrid work environment that allows our employees to put their health and wellness front and center. Our support of the Flying Pig is a testament to that – we’re encouraging our employees to get out there and find ways to keep healthy while also emphasizing other aspects of wellness, including rest and recovery.”

Prysmian Group’s employees are long-time participants in the Flying Pig events, including Pirondini, who qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2022 marathon.

“This partnership underlines our commitment to Greater Cincinnati and allows us to celebrate health, wellness, and community. Everyone on the Prysmian Group North America team is excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this event,” said Pirondini.

Learn more about Prysmian Group at https://na.prysmiangroup.com/people-and-careers.

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About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org  

About Prysmian Group North America:

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at na.prysmiangroup.com. 

25th Anniversary Theme Coming Soon!

We’re ecstatic to celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Flying Pig in 2023. Stay tuned for an exciting theme announcement, it’s going to be BIG!

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Celebrates Hometown Marathon Winners

The 24th running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated two Greater Cincinnati runners earning their first Flying Pig marathon wins. 

The men’s division winner was 29-year-old Zac Holtkamp of Alexandria, KY., in a time of 2:27:18.

In the women’s division, 34-year-old Grace McCarron of Loveland won with a time of 2:50:00 in her first Flying Pig.

Congratulations to our Piggest Raffle Ever and Exuma Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Piggest Raffle Ever presented by Stock Yards Bank and Trust. 

First prize of $10,000 split between the ticket holder and charity that sold the ticket. The winner is Juddith Lubbers, and her charity is Flying Pig Charities.

Second prize of $5,000 split between the ticket holder and charity is Tracy Long. The winning charity is Great Oaks West Clermont HOSA 

Third prize of a Cincinnati Experience weekend is Barbara Pierce.

The winner of our Fly with the Pigs/Swim with the Pigs prize package for a trip for two to run the Exuma Half Marathon and Swim with the Pigs in Exuma, Bahamas is Nick Novotny of Thornville, OH. 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

We’re Number One! Flying Pig’s Paycor Half Marathon Voted America’s Favorite

After a month-long bracket-style vote, the Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon has been chosen America’s favorite half marathon event, according to raceraves.com. 

The Paycor Half Marathon began the 64-event tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest Region, defeating #15 seeded Running with the Cows, then in the second round defeated the Madison Mini to advance to the Sweet 16. 

In the next round the Paycor Half Marathon beat the Garmin Olathe Half in the Land of Oz, 69% to 31%, then reached the Final Four by defeating Grandma’s Garry Bjorkland Half by the same margin. 

In the Final Four voting, the Flying Pig Paycor Half advanced over the Great Smoky Mountains Half, 65% to 35%, and in a tight contest in the finals, the Paycor Half was voted America’s Favorite, 54% to 46% over the Glacier Half. 

“We are thrilled to be voted America’s favorite Half Marathon,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works president and CEO. “There are so many iconic half marathons, and all deserve the votes they received. To be voted the favorite over all of them is an honor we celebrate with all our participants.” 

The full Flying Pig Marathon has won previous March Lunacy titles from RaceRaves earning honors as America’s Rave Race in 2017 and 2019. The Pig has also received other top runners choice awards. Runners at BibRaves voted the Flying Pig Marathon the country’s favorite full marathon in 2020, along with awards for the Top 10 Best Themed Race in the U.S., Top 10 Best WeekendExperience in the U.S. and the Green Lion Award for races committed to expanding and maintaining
sustainability efforts.

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The 24th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be April 29-May 1, 2022. Registration is still available at flyingpigmarathon.com.

An Open Letter from Iris Simpson Bush

The Flying Pig Marathon takes the safety and security of all participants very seriously.

We receive numerous requests for special accommodations each year and carefully evaluate each.  Our goal is to provide a positive race experience for all participants while supporting them along the course.  The Flying Pig Marathon was founded on the ideal of hosting a world-class road race experience and we will always strive to do so.

Please allow me to share the reasons for the decision to allow a minor to participate in this year’s race.

This decision was not made lightly.  The father was determined to do the race with his young child regardless.  They had done it as bandits, in prior years, before we had any knowledge of it and we knew he was likely to do so again.

The intent was to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course (Medical, Fluid and Replenishment).

Our decision was intended for some amount of safety and protection for the child.  The family finished the race after the formal closure of the course.

I assume full responsibility for the decision and accept that it was not the best course of action.  Our requirement of 18+ for participation in the marathon will be strictly observed moving forward.

Iris Simpson Bush

Flying Pig Update

We are closely monitoring the weather forecast with our media partner, WLWT-NBC and their team of meteorologists. All messages will be shared on social media, text, email and the Flying Pig Marathon website. We look forward to seeing you at the Finish Swine!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!

Lots To Do on Flying Pig Weekend!


Whether you’re doing one Flying Pig event or are registered for multiple events, there are lots of things to do and see during Flying Pig weekend! Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 29th

P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center opens at noon and runs until 7:00 PM. Not only do you pick up your bib number, shirt and goodies, there’s plenty of great shopping there as well. Take your time and visit the vendors and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your athletic wardrobe! 

Fifty West Mile, first heat goes off at 7:00 PM along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 p.m. If you’re doing one of the early heats, stick around to see the elites “dash for cash” at the end of the event, then hang out at the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 PM at Smale Park.

Saturday, April 30th

It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 AM (note the earlier time this year!). On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 AM at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 AM at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 AM. That’s followed by the First Watch Flying Piglet for the kids at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway also at 10:00 AM, then at 11:00 AM is Cincinnati Children’s 26th mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 PM along Mehring Way. 

Sunday, May 1

The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 AM along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. And congratulations on being part of the Pig!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Sign up now for FCC3 and Queen Bee Events!

Just because Flying Pig weekend is over, doesn’t mean you have to head back to the couch! There are
lots of opportunities to still be part of Pig Works events throughout the year.

The next event is the FCC3 presented by Medpace, a three-mile friendly event on Saturday, June 18,
with a watch party to follow. The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party
at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati takes on Philadelphia Union that night on the road. Registration for the
event opens May 19th —visit www.fccrace.com for more information.

In the fall is the Queen Bee Half Marath