3-Way / 4-Way / 5-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese

Registration is open for the spring and fall 2021 virtual events. Fall virtual registrants will have the first option to switch to the in-person events upon approval.

You’ve asked for a new challenge at the Flying Pig, so we’ve come up with a new, fun series within Flying Pig weekend: The 3-Way and 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese! It combines the Skyline Chili 3-Way (10K, 5K and the half marathon) and 4-Way (10K, 5K and full marathon) with a twist—the Fifty West Mile on Friday night of Flying Pig weekend!

Skyline Chili 3-Way and 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese finishers will receive additional premiums for their great achievements, including an additional 3-Way/4-Way/5-Way Challenge finisher’s medal and other premiums to be determined. Start your Flying Pig experience a day early, and be one of the first to sign up for the 3-Way or 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese!

For more information on the 2021 Challenges, visit our FAQs page here.

Race DatesRaceRace Start
Spring or Fall 2021 Fifty West Mile Time TBD
Spring or Fall 2021 10K Time TBD
Spring or Fall 2021 5K Time TBD
Spring or Fall 2021 Half Marathon Time TBD
Spring or Fall 2021 Full Marathon Time TBD

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.

Schedule of Events

Friday Events

RaceRace Start
Fifty West Mile 8PM

Saturday Events

RaceRace Start
10K 8AM

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, located directly next to the Skyline Chili tent at the Victory Party. Look for Skyline and Skyline Chili 3-Way/4-Way Challenge signs.

You must have completed Friday’s Fifty West Mile, Saturday’s 5K and 10K and Sunday’s Half or Full Marathon  to receive your “Challenge” premiums. We will have a list of Friday and Saturday’s finishers at the 3-Way/4-Way Challenge premiums tent confirming completion of the entire Skyline Chili 3-Way/4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese.

Packet Pick-up

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

If an in-person event and expo is able to be held, Packet Pickup will be held at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo located in the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Fifty West Mile:

Your packet and shirt for the Fifty West Mile can either be picked up on Friday, October 29 (Time TBD) at the Expo or will be available on-site beginning at 5:00pm at the East Plaza of Paul Brown Stadium.  Click here for additional details.

Saturday and Sunday Events:

Packet Pickup for the Saturday and Sunday events will be held at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo located in the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Friday - October 29, 2021Saturday - October 30, 2021
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We recommend picking up your packets on Friday at the expo (Your Saturday and Sunday event packets will be grouped together and your Fifty West packet will be located nearby, but picked up separately)

Packet pickup for the 5K and 10K will be available 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 with Extra Cheese” finishers will receive a finisher’s medal for each event, an additional 3-Way/4-Way medal, and addition premiums to be determined, mylar blanket, and Finish-area refreshments.


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