Charity Partners

Bringing home the bacon for charities and causes

Flying Pig Charity

Each year we work with over 250+ charities and raise over $1 million annually for our philanthropic partners. Over $18 million has been raised through the Flying Pig event over the past 25 years.

Every Pig Works event includes a charitable tie-back to partner organizations. To inquire about opportunities, please contact Pig Works charity coordinator Joel Barnhill at

Information on individual race charitable components:

The Flying Pig Marathon Charity Program provides three (3) avenues for charities to utilize the Flying Pig events as a fundraiser – Charity Partner Team, Volunteering and Piggest Raffle Ever. Over the last 25 years, the Flying Piganthropy program has helped participating charities to collectively raise over $17 million.


This is the traditional method of having participants “run/walk for the cause”.  Participants can use all of the Flying Pig weekend events to collect pledges, solicit sponsors, build teams and challenges, etc. 100% of funds raised by the participants go directly to the charity.


  • 15% or 25% registration discount for your participant fundraisers at the time they register for their Flying Pig event.  Please note: Beginning in 2025 organizations will receive a 25% discount code if they raised $5,000 in the prior year and all others will receive a 15% discount code.
  • Complimentary online team fundraising page through Race Roster which allows donations to come directly to your organization and allows for your fundraisers to connect directly to your team’s page. You may use your own fundraising platform to collect donations.
  • Complimentary 10×10 booth space for both Saturday and Sunday at the Flying Pig Post Race Party. (Includes a festival booth, table, and 2 chairs if needed)
  • Official Charity recognition on the Flying Pig website and use of the Flying Pig Marathon logo.
  • 50% discount on a 10×10 booth space at the Health and Fitness Expo.


  • Register as a Charity Partner Team by March 1, 2024.  To register, please use the Race Roster Portal if you would like to use the complimentary fundraising page or email your contact information to Joel Barnhill at, if you plan to use your own fundraising platform.
  • Provide proof of non-profit status (i.e. IRS letter or certificate of tax exemption).
  • Provide a follow-up report by June 1, 2024, detailing how much the organization raised through the Flying Pig Marathon events.


Volunteer groups representing charities provide all of our events with much-needed and critical operating assistance. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, volunteers receive a collector t-shirt, and the groups will be assigned a job at which the entire charity group will work the same duty, same general location, and same time. In appreciation of the volunteers’ efforts, the Flying Pig will make a direct donation to the charity. For information regarding the Volunteer Level, please visit our volunteer page.


This level of charity participation is probably the easiest manner of involvement but requires the charity to continually and consistently promote their participation in the Piggest Raffle Ever. Charities wishing to participate in the Piggest Raffle Ever must fill out and send in an application. The Pig Staff will then post the charity’s name in a drop-down menu at the secure website The charity must then promote the website and ask their constituents to go there and raffle tickets on their behalf. Raffle tickets cost $5 each and 100% of that money goes in the form of a donation back to the charity. The person buying the raffle tickets has a chance to win some fabulous prizes! Other options for selling tickets are also available. Charities may also sell paper tickets or eTickets from a mobile device. Please contact Director of Charities, Joel Barnhill (, if interested in one of these two options. Participating charities will also be recognized on the Flying Pig website.

Fill out the application (coming soon) by March 31, 2024.

The Queen Bee Half Marathon offers two ways for local, charities to fundraise for their organization – Build the Beehive (Participant Fundraising) and Busy Bees (Volunteer) levels.

The two (2) levels of charity participation are briefly described here:

Build the Beehive Level (Participant Fundraising)

This is the traditional method of having participants run or walk for their cause by collecting pledges or soliciting sponsors. 100% of funds raised by the participants go directly to the charity. Interested charities may apply for this level by contacting Joel Barnhill at If accepted into this level, the Queen Bee will provide some special incentives to help the charities “build their beehive.”

Busy Bees Level (Volunteer)

The most popular level of raising funds for charity is by becoming one of the volunteer groups that comprise the 1000 volunteers needed to make the Queen Bee buzz! Official charities and non-profit organizations are eligible to receive a donation in exchange for the services of their volunteers. For information regarding the Volunteer Level, please visit our volunteer page.

Over-The-Rhine Brewery District

The TQL Beer Series benefits the Over-The-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. It is a non-profit organization committed to making the Brewery District a healthy, balanced, and supportive neighborhood economy by preserving, restoring, and redeveloping our unique brewing history and historic urban fabric. The Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail is the organization’s signature plan, highlighting the historic buildings that helped create Cincinnati’s rich brewing history.

The FCC3 will benefit the FC Cincinnati Foundation and Flying Pig Marathon charities. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) non-profits.

FC Cincinnati Foundation


The FC Cincinnati Foundation is committed to improving Cincinnati’s quality of life by leveraging its soccer resources and expertise. The Foundation will use soccer to promote youth development to underserved communities, while also providing safer recreation areas for children. In addition to providing soccer programming, the Foundation will serve Greater Cincinnati with support for community-based academic and character-building initiatives. Directly, the Foundation and its programming focuses on youth sports, education, health, social and community service programs.

Flying Pig Marathon


The Flying Pig Marathon is a 501(c)(3) organization, who works with over 300 charities throughout the year to assist in fundraising efforts.  The Flying Pig Marathon Charity Program provides four (4) avenues for charities to utilize the Flying Pig events as a fundraiser. The vast majority of Flying Pig event volunteers are raising funds for their cause. Over the last 20 years, the Flying Piglanthropy program has helped participating charities to collectively raise over $16 million. Charitable contributions to Flying Pig Charities get dispersed amongst charity partners and redistributed into the community.

2024 Flying Pig Charity Partners

Flying Pig Charities Adopt A Book, Inc.
The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day
American Council of the Blind of Ohio, Greater Cincinnati Chapter American Lung Association
Association of Camps Farthest Out Inc. Autism Connections
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati Brewhaus Bakery & Dog Bones
Camp Lebanon Cancer Family Care
CancerFree KIDS Catholics United for the Poor
Center for Independent Living Options Christ's Loving Hands
Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls Cincinnati TOPSoccer
CISE City Gospel Mission
Commet Skippers Inc. Dillsboro Elementary School PTO
Do Good Mission Envision (formerly The Residence Home)
Epilepsy Alliance Ohio Eve Center
Fairview Running Club Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children
Franciscan Ministries Inc. Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Guiding Light Mentoring
Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Cincinnati
Ignite Peace Ken Anderson Alliance
Kindervelt Kumz International Medical Foundation
LADD Lauren's Fight For Cure
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services Mad Kicks Cincinnati
Milford Cross Country Milford Kiwanis Club
Miracle House Animal Rescue Motherless Daughters Ministry, Inc.
My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
OptimALL Services Paragon Optimist Club
Pink Ribbon Good Recovery Center of Hamilton County
Ryle High School Athletic Booster Club Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue
Semper K9 Assistance Dogs St. Rita School for the Deaf
Stayin' Alive LLC The Dragonfly Foundation
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church UC Health Foundation/Friends of Tiny Hearts
Wilberforce University Alumni- Cincinnati Chapter Wood Hudson Cancer Resource Laboratory, Inc.
World Affairs Council - Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Young Women LEAD


Queen Bee Partner Charities