3-Way & 4-Way Challenge

Registration is open for spring 2023 in-person events. 

In the celebration of the city of Cincinnati and the Flying Pig Marathon, Skyline Chili is proud to present the 3-Way and 4-Way Challenge in the Flying Pig Marathon weekend of events. (The events’ namesakes are the Skyline 3-Way, a Cincinnati signature dish crafted from chili, spaghetti, and cheese; and the Skyline 4-Way, crafted from chili, spaghetti, cheese, and onions.) To complete the 3-Way Challenge, a single runner must complete Saturday’s 5K and 10K events, as well as Sunday’s Half Marathon. To complete the 4-Way Challenge, a single runner must complete Saturday’s 5K and 10K events, as well as Sunday’s Full Marathon.

Skyline Chili 3-Way and 4-Way Challenge Finishers will receive an additional 3-Way/4-Way Challenge finisher’s medal and finisher shirt. Are you up for the Challenge?

You can have “extra cheese” on your 3-Way or 4-Way by completing Friday night’s Fifty West Mile! Add one event and you’ll get another medal for the Fifty West Mile, plus additional premiums! Click here for more information.

In-person Race DatesRaceRace Start
5/06/23 10K 7:00am
5/06/23 5K 9:00am
5/07/23 Half Marathon 6:30am
5/07/23 Full Marathon 6:30am

History of Skyline Chili

Elite athletes pursue dreams with enviable enthusiasm. In 1949, Nicholas Lambrinides began pursuing his dream in a similar way–by working incredibly hard to make his delicious secret recipes for appreciative customers. Since then, Skyline (named for a view from the first restaurant in Price Hill) has been delighting generations with their famous Ways, coneys, and fast tableside service. Skyline Chili serves its Cincinnati-style chili in over 130 restaurants and thousands of grocery stores, making it one of the truly unique regional taste sensations in America. Like the Flying Pig Marathon, Skyline is dedicated to bringing friends and families together for an experience like no other. Skyline Chili is synonymous with Cincinnati-style chili throughout the world.

Packet Pick-up

At this time, all virtual Flying Pig participants can expect to receive their items via mail. We expect to mail Fall virtual premiums in November. Please note: international participants may experience additional mailing delays due to customs.

Packet Pickup for in-person participants will be held at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo located in the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Friday - May 5, 2023Saturday - May 6, 2023
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We recommend picking up your packets on Friday at the expo (all three packets will be grouped together).

If picking up on Saturday, you will pick up your 5K and 10K packets on-site Saturday morning.  After the 5K and 10K, you will pick up your half or full marathon packet, shirt, premium gift, and poster at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo.

Participant Amenities

All registered participants will receive a shirt for each event, premium gift, limited-edition poster, and virtual goodie bag.

All 3-Way/4-Way finishers will receive a finisher’s medal for each event, an additional 3-Way/4-Way medal, additional to be determined premiums, mylar blanket, and Finish-area refreshments. Finisher’s certificates will be available to download after the race.

Saturday Events

RaceRace Start
10K 7:00AM

To get to the 5K Start from the 10K Finish, continue straight out of finish line chute on to Mehring Way. The 5K start is on Mehring Way approximately 200 ft. from the 10K start. Baggage buses will be located on Elm St. just north of Mehring Way if you need those between races.

When competing in Saturday’s events, wear only one event bib at a time.  Bag check will be available to drop off your 10K medal and pick up your 5K bib between races.


Sunday Events

RaceRace Start
Half Marathon 6:30AM
Marathon 6:30AM

You will NOT be awarded the 3-Way/4-Way Challenge finisher’s medal in the finish area.  To be awarded this medal, you must visit the 3-Way/4-Way Challenge Premiums tent in the DHL Premium Pickup area.

You must have completed Saturday’s 5K and 10K to receive your “Challenge” premiums.  We will have a list of Saturday’s finishers at the 3-Way/4-Way Challenge premiums tent confirming completion of the entire Skyline Chili 3-Way/4-Way Challenge.


Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women in the 3-Way and 4-Way, determined by the overall time for all three events based on chip times.