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The SQUEAL : January 1, 2005
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
THE SQUEAL is the free e-mail newsletter of the
7th Annual Flying Pig Marathon

Happy New Year

Early Registration Deadline Near for the Flying Pig Marathon

Happy New Year! Even though on the Chinese calendar 2005 is the year of the Rooster, we all know every year is the year of the Pig! Celebrate the new year by making your resolution now to be part of the 7th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. In this edition of the Squeal: Registration is now open for all divisions of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, including the Kahn's Flying Piglet Fun Run & Festival presented by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Flying Pig 5K & Fun Festival presented by girls!CAN, Papa John's 10K, Flying Pig half marathon presented by National City, the Corporate Express Corporate Challenge, Ernst & Young 4-person relay and the full marathon. Go to the registration page to register on-line, or download the printable registration form. Early registration discounts end on January 21, 2005, so take advantage of the price break and sign up now!

You voted for it, you wanted it, and now you've got it! The 2005 Flying Pig Marathon 'got wings?' official training T-Shirt is here! Check out the Flying Pig Marathon e-store and choose from short or long sleeve t-shirts or technical shirts and let everyone know you're in training to earn your wings at the Flying Pig Marathon! And check back with the e-store often this winter: New Asics merchandise will be added soon.

Every mile of the Marathon tells a story. And we'd like to tell yours. If you have a special reason for running the Marathon, whether it's for a loved one or for yourself, with a group or by yourself, let us know your story. We're always looking for human-interest angles and we'd like to hear from you. Drop us a note at and tell us your 'Pig Tale.'

The 2005 Marathon will be the second for the Corporate Express Corporate Challenge. The four-person relay is a great way to generate some 'friendly' competition within your own company, or between friendly rivals. Corporate Express Corporate Challenge participants will receive special recognition in print and in race-day announcements, company name on the Flying Pig Marathon web site, as well as 'pig perks' to fire up your company to participate! Get your relay team together and sign up for the Corporate Express Corporate Challenge. Relay space is filling up fast!

The Flying Pig Marathon wants to welcome National City to its growing list of presenting sponsors as the sponsor of the new Flying Pig Half Marathon. "Runners have been asking for a half marathon for some time," said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director. "We are more than happy to offer one, thanks to National City." "National City is pleased to partner with such a great community event as the Flying Pig Marathon," said Mike Price, chief operating officer of National City in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. To learn more about National City and its commitment to the community, please visit

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend events are scheduled for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2005, with the Bob Roncker's Running Spot Health and Fitness Expo scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY. Presenting sponsors are Coactive Marketing Group, Corporate Express, Ernst & Young, Mercy Health Partners, National City and Paycor.


Corporate Express

Ernst & Young

Mercy Health

National City