Kroger Joins Flying Pig for 20th Anniversary

The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G is proud to welcome Kroger as a presenting sponsor of the 20th anniversary weekend, May 3-6, 2018. Kroger will add to the experience for all involved by providing food for the Saturday evening “Pig Out,” our traditional Pasta Party sponsored by Kroger and will also supply nutrition for the Kroger Recovery Area at the Finish Swine on Saturday & Sunday of Pig Weekend.

“We are excited and honored to be able to partner with such an iconic Cincinnati institution,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Flying Pig executive director. “Having Kroger’s support and involvement in it’s hometown marathon is a win-win for all.”

“Kroger is proud to support the Flying Pig,” said Erin Rolfes, corporate affairs manager for Cincinnati-Dayton division of The Kroger Co. “In 20 years, the Flying Pig has become widely recognized and well established both locally and nationally – and we’re excited to see how it will flourish over the next 20 years and beyond.”

The Flying Pig 20th anniversary celebration starts Friday, April 13 with the Toyota 20 Days on the Run, 20 days of events leading up to the PIGGYs presented by P&G awards show on Thursday, May 3. Events on Friday, May 4, include the Little Kings Mile and free street concert featuring Coin; Saturday, May 5 events include the Toyota 10K, Tri-State Running Company 5K, Kids Marathon 26th Mile presented by EY, First Watch Piglet Kids’ Fun Run, PigAbilities presented by Goodwill Industries, Flying Fur Run and the Kroger Flying Pig Pasta “Pig Out.”

Sunday, May 6th, features the full marathon, Paycor Half Marathon, City Dash 4-Person Relay, GigSmart Corporate Relay and the Michelob Ultra Victory Party.

The Kroger Pasta Party and all Flying PIg events are open to the public. For more info or to register for an event, visit

About the Flying Pig Marathon

The 20th anniversary running of the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G is May 4-6, 2018. Registration is still open for most events at Follow the Flying Pig Marathon on Facebook and @runflyingpig on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

About Kroger 

Kroger Cincinnati/Dayton Division employs more than 20,000 associates who serve customers in 109 supermarkets (including 18 Marketplace stores), warehouses and offices in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Eastern Indiana, and Dayton areas.  With more than 4,000 groups participating in the Division’s Community Rewards Program, $4 million was donated back to local non-profit organizations in 2017.  The division focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, child welfare and grass roots organizations.  For more information about Kroger, please visit