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Flying Pig Marathon Discount Registration Ends January 31 January 2008

Flying Pig Marathon Greetings!

Welcome to this month's Flying Pig Marathon 'Squeal, giving you the latest updates on the 10th Annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend, May 2-4, 2008.

Sign Up before the Discount Cutoff
Discount registration for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon ends on January 31. Take advantage of the best bargain in running (and walking) and sign up before the prices jump. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked before midnight on the 31st, or go on line at Don't be late for this very important date!

Top 10 Pig moments

Over the last couple of months, we asked for your on-line votes on what you thought were the top 10 moments in the first 10 years of the Marathon. Here are your picks:

10 -- Cincinnati runner T.J. Lentz wins his own personal "Pig Triple Crown" with titles in the Marathon in 2004, the Half Marathon presented by National City in 2007 and the Toyota 10K in 2006.
9 -- (tie) The Pig becomes a 'Million Dollar Marathon' for the first time in 2004, with more than $1 million going to charity that year, and the first Flying Pig Marathon in 1999, which drew more than 6,100 participants
7 -- The Flying Pig Marathon offers the National City Half Marathon for the first time in 2005
6 -- The "Parochial Pep Squad" in front of St. Margaret's always gives divine inspiration as runners enter O'Bryonville
5 -- Each year the Delta Kings barbershop group reward runners and walkers who make it to the Eden Park Overlook on Marathon morning
4 -- The name Gary Franke may not mean much to you, but if you say "The guy who runs the Marathon in the Shark Suit," everybody knows who you mean
3 -- Greg Osterman, a heart transplant patient, runs his 6th marathon at the 4th annual Flying Pig Marathon, breaking his own world record for organ transplant runners
2 -- The heavenly sounds of the Crossroads choir from Evansville echo along Eastern Avenue to lift runners' spirits on their straightaway to the finish line

And the number one top moment in Flying Pig Marathon history is...

The Flying Pig Marathon is named one of the "10 Most Fun Marathons" in the world in 2006 by Runner's World magazine!

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Get a FREE Asics ball cap with an Asics purchase at the Flying Pig Marathon E-store

Check out our selection of Asics cold-weather running apparel emblazoned with the Flying Pig Marathon logo on the Flying Pig E-Store. We have cozy running tops, jackets and more. While supplies last, you'll get a free Asics casual ball cap with any purchase of Asics merchandise. We have t-shirts, coffee mugs, socks, fun pig noses and other gear too. Official Flying Pig Marathon merchandise is also available in the Cincinnati area at Meters and Miles Run & Walk Shop in Newport, Mojo Running in West Chester, and the Runners Depot of Loveland. Click Flying Pig E-Store to get your official Flying Pig Marathon merchandise today!

The Flying Pig Marathon congratulates the Streakers!

No, there won't be people in the buff running the Marathon on May 4th-our "Streakers" are the marathoners who have a nine-marathon 'streak' going at the Pig, and who are shooting for number 10 this spring. Congratulations to the 166 members of this exclusive club-and watch in the coming months for special recognition from the Pig!

Next month in the Squeal: The Road Runners Club of America's 50th convention, to be held Flying Pig Marathon weekend.

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  • Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon The 10th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be held May 2-4, 2008. Presenting sponsors include Duke Energy, National City, CoActive Marketing Group, Ernst & Young and Paycor.