Flying Pig Marathon Weekend Adds Toyota 10K Handcycle Division and Para Athlete Division for 2023 Event
Cincinnati, OH - Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, one of the largest and most popular running events in the United States, is thrilled to announce the addition of two new divisions for 2023: a 10K Handcycle Division and a Para Athlete Division. These new divisions will provide opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities to showcase their athletic abilities in a supportive and inclusive environment during Flying Pig Marathon Weekend, which is scheduled for May 5-7, 2023.
While planning to add these new divisions, the Flying Pig Marathon partnered with The Bridge Adaptive Sports and Recreation, a non profit dedicated to breaking down barriers to sport and recreation for people with disabilities in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Bridge has worked with our race to ensure the new divisions will be safe and accessible for all participants.
The Toyota 10K Handcycle Division will allow handcycle athletes to participate in a timed 10K race on Saturday, May 6th. Handcycles are specially designed bicycles powered by the user's arms rather than their legs. This division will give athletes who use handcycles the chance to compete in a challenging and exciting race. The top three male and female 10K Handcycle division athletes will be recognized with awards.
The Para Athlete Division will offer opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in Flying Pig Marathon Weekend. This division will include a range of events, including the 5K, 10K, and full and half marathons. The top three male and female Para Athletes in each event will receive an award.
"We are thrilled to add these new divisions to the Flying Pig Marathon Weekend," said Iris Simpson Bush, CEO of the Flying Pig Marathon. "We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate, and we are excited to provide that opportunity to handcycle athletes and para athletes. We hope that these new divisions will inspire more people to get involved in our race experiences while making the Flying Pig Marathon Weekend even more diverse, inclusive and accessible."
Registration for the 2023 Flying Pig Marathon Weekend is open, and athletes interested in participating in the new 10K Handcycle Division and Para Athlete Division can sign up by reaching out to email@example.com
About the Flying Pig Marathon
The Flying Pig Marathon is organized by Pig Works, a non-profit organization that hosts a variety of races and events throughout the year. The Flying Pig Marathon has become one of the largest and most popular marathons in the United States, attracting thousands of participants from across the country and around the world. For more information, visit www.flyingpigmarathon.com.