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The 26th Mile
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital
26th Mile FAQs

The race will start at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Freedom Way and Elm Street, on the east side of Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. Each group will be assigned to a wave and will line up according to their wave sign on the plaza level of Paul Brown Stadium. Parents can look for signs with the school/group name in each wave.

The Cincinnati Children's 26th Mile has thousands of participants. Most are in an organized
group. We have assigned groups to 1 of 5 waves that will go off in short intervals, beginning at 11:00 a.m. This is to keep the finish line flowing smoothly and the children safe. If you are not part of a group, we strongly suggest that you line up in wave 2-5. Please arrive at the Start Line prior to 11:00 a.m. to get into your assigned wave.

In order to ensure the utmost safety and security for all participants, spectators, staff, volunteers and officials, we ask that all people on any Flying Pig Marathon race course be an officially registered participant, or an official volunteer. If your child is not part of an organized group with chaperones, you can register as a participant and stay with them on the course or have a clear plan for meeting after the finish at the Reunion Area in Smale Park. Adults can register online through May 3rd, or at the expo on May 5th, pending the event is not sold out. Be sure to fill out race day contact information on the back of each child’s race bib.

The Finish Line needs to be a safe and secure place. Unfortunately, we cannot allow spectators access inside the finish area. Once participants cross the Finish”Swine”, they will be directed to chutes that will keep them moving toward their medals, and recovery snacks. They will exit into the Smale Park reunion area marked with signs. It is a good idea for you to show this area to your child before the race. The Start and Finish Line are close together this year. Parents can easily maneuver from the Start Line to the Finish Line to watch their child start/finish.

Your Hog Log is your own personal record of how many miles you have tallied in your “oink”remental marathon of exercise, eating well and reading. We love getting them back so we can brag about the healthy habits of our participants. You’re welcome to keep it or download another one and keep on logging those miles beyond marathon distance.

If you cannot be there on race day, we hope you will complete your marathon on your own in grand fashion. But if you need your medal, just send us an email after the weekend is over and it can be picked up from our office with our heartfelt congratulations!

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