Kids’ Marathon & Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile Event

Interested youth group leaders can email to join our program in Spring 2022. All youth events will be offered in person! Official Flying Pig youth groups receive great perks including registration discounts, early packet pick-up options, & more! 

The Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon presented by Cincinnati Children’s is an award-winning youth fitness program of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Our youth program is a fun way for school-aged children to be involved in the community celebration leading up to and during Flying Pig Marathon Weekend. Crossing the Flying Pig Marathon finish “swine” and earning a real Flying Pig medal, we hope, will set the stage for a lifetime of healthy behaviors.


Children will complete full marathon distance, in increments, during the months leading up to The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. In addition, The Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile is a special event where kids can complete the 26th mile of their incremental marathon and receive a Flying Pig shirt and finisher medal!

After completing the first 25 miles of your “oink”remental marathon, you can complete the Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile on April 30th in downtown Cincinnati! This is a special event where kids and their fitness buddies can cruise to their marathon finish, covering that final marathon mile and crossing the actual Flying Pig Marathon finish “swine.” Registration is required to receive participant premiums (shirt & medal). Adults and other siblings are also encouraged to participate if they are interested

Using the 2022 Hog Log to tally their miles, kids also learn to make healthy nutrition choices and exercise their brains with reading. It’s all about being smart, eating well, and moving more; healthy habits that we hope will stick around for good. Use this Marathon Map for Kids to follow your progress as if you were on the real Flying Pig Marathon course.

Get your own herd of pigs flying by becoming an official Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon Team. Parents, teachers, troop leaders, youth program coordinators, or adults who want to give kids an opportunity to be part of the Flying Pig Marathon and begin a lifetime of good health can lead a program. We will give you all the support and resources you need.

Contact Taylor Conklin at for more information and to get your Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon Flight Plan.

Participant Amenities

All registered participants will receive the following:

  • Flying Pig shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Poster