The Flying Pig Open Relay is currently being offered as an in-person and virtual event for the fall.
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 the in-person event will be held at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo located in the Duke Energy Convention Center.
**Masks are required to attend the P&G Health and Fitness Expo.**
|Friday - October 29, 2021||Saturday - October 30, 2021|
The Marathon Relay Team in-person event packets will be distributed at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo and will contain all materials and supplies for each of the runners on the team. Only one member of the team may pick up the packets for the team, but all team members are advised to come for the pickup and distribution of team packets and premiums. Packets will be organized by team name.
Virtual relay participants will have each participant packet (shirt and medal) sent directly to the participant using the address listed on their registration.
The Flying Pig Marathon Relay takes place on the FULL MARATHON course, with three relay exchanges at miles 6.38, 11.74 and 19.19.
Leg 1 participants start at the same time as the other marathoners – 7:30 a.m. There is not a separate start for the Relay Teams.
Leg 2, 3, and 4 relay runners will be bused to their respective exchange zone, via our First Student UBOAR Shuttle buses. They should report to the relay bus loading area on Eggleston and Butler, located 1.5 miles from the marathon start. Volunteers will direct these participants to the buses. Buses for the second participant will depart from 5:40 a.m. to 5:55 a.m. from the relay staging area. Buses for the third participant will depart from 6:10 a.m. to 6:35 a.m. and buses for the fourth leg will depart from 7:00a.m. to 7:20 a.m. Ambassaboars from Mount St. Joseph will be on each bus to answer any questions.
|Leg||Location||Leg Distance||Total Distance|
|1||Starting Line to Eden Park at Mirror Lake||6.38 miles||6.38 miles|
|2||Eden Park at Mirror Lake to E. Hyde Park||5.36 miles||11.74 miles|
|3||E. Hyde Park to Eastern at Linwood||7.45 miles||19.19 miles|
|4||Eastern at Linwood to Finish Line||7.01 miles||26.2 miles|
The course will close on a continuous pace of 16:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain the 16:00 minute per mile pace must move to the sidewalk as the course closes to allow regular traffic through. Participant services cannot be guaranteed for participants beyond the 16:00 minute per mile pace.
- Minimum age for relay participants: 14 years old on race day
All registered participants will receive a technical shirt, premium gift, limited-edition poster and virtual goodie bag.
All relay finishers will receive a finisher’s medal, mylar blanket and finish-area refreshments. Finisher’s certificates will be available to download after the race.
Overall prizes will be awarded to the top two male, female and coed teams, determined by chip time.
Awards will be given to the top male and female in each leg of the relay, determined by chip time (only all male or female teams eligible for this award).