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

Adopt A Class
A Kid Again
Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day
American Brain Tumor Association
American Cancer Society - Team Determination
American  Lung Association
Autism Connections
Benefit Fitness Challenges
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
Cancer Family Care
CancerFree KIDS
Catholics United for the Poor
Center For Independent Living Options
Cheering For Charlie
Children's Tumor Foundation - NE Endurance Team
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati TOPSoccer
Cinderella's Closet
City Gospel Mission
Clarissa S Care Services LLC
debra of America
Flying Pig Charities
Fragile X Family Alliance
GiGi's Playhouse  
Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati
Harrison High School-Junior School Special Olympics
Ignite Peace
Keep Going 25 Foundation
Ken Anderson Alliance
Lauren's Fight For Cure
LifeCenter Organ Donor Network
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
Madi's House
March of Dimes
Melanoma Know More
Mercy McAuley High School
Miles That Matter
Move For Hunger
OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Patty Brisben Foundation for Women's Sexual Health
Pink Ribbon Good
Queen City Korfball
Quinn Mailin Szekeresh Memorial Fund
SHINE Syndrome Foundation
SOTENI International
Team Drea Foundation
The Dragonfly Foundation
The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
The Nuxhall Foundation
Ticket To Hope
USA with Ukraine
Waste-Free Dayton
West Clermont Education Foundation
Whole Again
Witness Change
Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory
Young Women Lead

Flying Pig Charities  
Adopt A Book Adopt A Class
ALS United Central & Southern Ohio ALS United Ohio
Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day American Cancer Society
American Council of the Blind Greater Cincinnati Chapter American Legion Post 744
American Lung Association Association of Camps Farthest Out, Inc.
Autism Connections Bethel Historical Society & Museum
Big Brothers Big Sisters Cincinnati Bluegrass Pug Rescue
Brewhouse Bakery & Dogbones Building Blocks for Kids
Camp Lebanon Cancer Family Care
CancerFree KIDS Cat Adoption Team
Catholics United for the Poor Center For Independent Living Options
CHICO Memorial Scholarship Fund Child Focus
Christ's Loving Hands Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls
Cincinnati TOPSoccer Cincinnati Works
Mentors Circle Tail, Inc.
CISE City Gospel Mission - Step Forward
Clare Schibi Memorial Foundation, Inc. Comet Skippers
Communities United for Action Companions on a Journey
Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Gamma Phi Chapter
Dillsboro Elementary PTO Do Good Mission
Envision (formerly The Resident Home) Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Eve Center Fairview Running Club
Fernside Center for Grieving Children Fragile X Family Alliance
Franciscan Ministries Inc. Friends of Tiny Hearts/UC Health Foundation
Gateway House 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 JDRF
Ken Anderson Alliance Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
KumZ International Medical Foundation LADD
Lauren's Fight For Cure Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
Luke5Adventures Mad Kicks
Mark Reckman Scholarship Mason Schools Foundation
Melanoma Know More Miles That Matter Foundation
Milford Cross Country (MABC) Milford Kiwanis
Miracle House Animal Rescue MORTAR Cincinnati
Motherless Daughters Ministry, Inc. Mshauri Mentoring Program
My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
North East Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) OptimAll Services
Outreels Cincinnati Paragon Optimist Club
Patty Brisben Foundation for Women's Sexual Health Pink Ribbon Good
Prospect House, Inc. Queen City Korfball
Recovery Center of Hamilton County Run for Future Scholarship (WCEF)
Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Ryle High School Athletic Booster Club
Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue Semper K9 Assistance Dogs
SHINE Syndrome Foundation St. Joseph Consolidated School PTO
St. Rita School for the Deaf Stayin' Alive LLC
The Cure Starts Now The Dragonfly Foundation
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation
UC Running Club UC Triathlon Club
USA with Ukraine Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center
Waste-Free Dayton Westwood First Presbyterian Women
Wilberforce University Alumni Association - Cincinnati Chapter Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory
World Affairs Council - Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Young Women LEAD
Kiwanis Club of East Fork Region Marjorie Book Continuing Education

Queen Bee Partner Charities