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Marathon Holds Lunchtime Rallies During Race Week

"Pig" Takes Over Fountain Square

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 15, 2004) - The Flying Pig Marathon will hold a series of lunchtime rallies on Fountain Square from April 26-30, noon to 1 p.m., to celebrate the sixth annual running of the Marathon set for Sunday, May 2.

Below is a schedule of events and activities for each day:

Monday, April 26, noon to 1 p.m.
Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter Tracy Walker performs songs from the Children's Theatre production of Charlotte's Web. girls!CAN, sponsor of the Flying Pig 5k, will also be on hand. Marathon merchandise and registration for the 5k, 10k and full marathon will be available on-site.

Tuesday, April 27, noon to 1 p.m.
The "Pig" is known around the globe for its large crowds of spectators. Stop by the Square and get tips on being a great "Street Squealer." WARM 98 will provide a sign-making booth and the "Street Squealer" beads will be unveiled and on sale. Marathon merchandise and registration for the 5k, 10k and full marathon will be available on-site.

Wednesday, April 28, noon to 1 p.m.
In a salute to the 3,000 grunts who volunteer time to help with race logistics, Marathon officials will honor volunteers for their service. Lucky winners will receive prizes from the Grand Victoria Casino "Squeal of Fortune." MOJO, 94.9 will also broadcast live and hold a "Jam like a Ham" contest for prizes. Marathon merchandise and registration for the 5k, 10k and full marathon will be available on-site.

Thursday, April 29, noon to 1 p.m.
Lillian Morris of Survivor: Pearl Islands leads a hog calling contest on the Square in honor of the pig mascot. 96.5 FM, Star Country, will broadcast live during the lunch hour. Panera Bread will be offering free samples and recipes. Marathon merchandise and registration for the 5k, 10k and full marathon will be available on-site.

Friday, April 30, noon to 1 p.m.
The Crossroads Choir, comprising over 150 musicians and singers from Evansville, Indiana, comes to town for a noon concert (they will singing on Eastern Avenue during the race). Marathon merchandise and registration for the 5k, 10k and full marathon will be available on-site.

Presenting sponsors of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon are CoActive Marketing Group, Corporate Express, Mercy Health Partners and Paycor. Gold sponsors are Asics, the City of Cincinnati, City Dash, Clif Bar and Zumbiel. Media sponsors are WRRM-FM, WYGY-FM, WMOJ-FM, Time Warner Cable, WLWT-TV and ChannelCincinnati.com. Event sponsors are Ernst & Young, girls!CAN, Grand Victoria Casino, Kahn's, Outback Steakhouse and Papa Johns.