Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
The SQUEAL : March 2011
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon


It's hard to believe that we’re less than two months away from the 13th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G! That means we're coming up on some important deadlines. And one is for something YOU asked for! For the first time this year, the Flying Pig Marathon is offering the chance to have your first name printed on your bib, so our "Street Squealers" can shout out your name as you fly by! If you want to get your name printed on your bib, the deadline for registration is April 5th - which is also the next price increase deadline. Prices to register go up that date, and at the P&G Expo for the Sunday events.

If you have already registered, we have your information and will print the first name from your registration on your bib. However, since you were not offered the chance to opt out, we would like you to know that you still have this option. To opt out of having your first name appear on your race bib, please email your full name and event to with the subject line of the email "Bib Opt Out" by April 5, 2011.

Tickets for the two seatings for the Saturday evening Pasta Party also are on sale. Registration form is on the website. This event fills up fast, so make your reservations now!

Running USA Honors Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon

The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G was recognized for its programs to involve youth in the sport of running with the Youth Program of the Year award from Running USA, one of the nation's leading running organizations dedicated to advancing the growth and success of the running industry in America. The award was handed out February 15th at the organization's Leadership Luncheon during the Running USA Industry Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

"We are honored to have such a prestigious award given to the Marathon by Running USA," said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director. "We have dedicated our events to growing the running community, and we feel we have done that through our Kids' Marathon." "This is an award that reflects the dedication of scores of teachers, parents and youth group leaders," said Robin Pendery, the organizer of the Kids' Marathon. "Without their support, we never could have grown the program to the expected 3,000 participants this year."

You can still get involved in this year's Kids' Marathon. Drop Robin Pendery a note at for information.

Next Training Clinic March 8

The third of our four training clinics in conjunction with the YMCA will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the M.E. Lyons YMCA in Anderson Township. Any runner or walker training for the Pig is welcome, especially first-timers who may have questions about the last few weeks of their training. It's free, just RSVP to Lindsey Manck at We'll see you on the 8th!

Pig Paraphernalia

Still looking for some spring gear to train in? We've got great news! We have extended the Flying Pig sale on the website, so if you need shorts or singlets at a low price our store is the place to be. We still have training shirts in stock, too, so get yours today. Just visit for all your training needs.

Good Form Running Event

Bob Roncker's Running Spot in O'Bryonville, the Official Running Store of the Flying Pig Marathon, will be holding a Good Form Running Event Saturday, March 12 at the O'Bryonville Running Spot.

This should be a very exciting and exceptional day at Bob Roncker's Running Spot as we get closer to the Flying Pig Marathon. There will be three free separate hour and a half presentations on Body-Motion Mechanics and Good Form Running. Two sessions still have openings, at 9 a.m. and at 2 p.m. For anyone interested in improving their running technique, this is a rare opportunity.

Two highly qualified individuals, Olympian Grant Robison and published Professional Trainer Walt Reynolds, will be the presenters. Each session is limited to 40 participants (the middle session is already filled).

That's not all. You're invited to try out newly arrived minimalist running footwear. Representatives from various companies will be available to assist you. Don't wait and miss out.

Is this your 10th Flying Pig Marathon?

Our Flying Pig Squadron, made up of veterans of 10 or more full Flying Pig Marathons, is looking for those runners who will be joining our ranks on May 1. If you plan to be crossing the Finish Swine for the 10th time this year, please let us know so that we can be looking for you. Please contact Brian Nash at for details.

Volunteer Opportunities

We're still looking for race day volunteers. Individuals can hightail it right on over to the Pig's website and sign up. Groups can contact to find out the availability of group opportunities.

Be an Environment Steward with the Pig! The Flying Pig Marathon is dedicated to the idea of sustainability and needs your help. We are looking for a Recycling Program Venue Manager who will oversee implementation of our recycling centers throughout the marathon weekend.

If you are this person, please email the Pig's volunteer coordinator, Mary Enzweiler, at for more information.

Help the Pig go GREEN in 2011!

2011 Charity Partners

City Gospel Mission

City Gospel Mission Serving Greater Cincinnati since 1924, City Gospel Mission empowers men, women and at-risk youth to break the cycle of poverty and despair, and collaborates with local churches to offer a variety of one-to-one, relationship-focused programs and services to equip those in need with the spiritual, emotional and physical skills and resources to achieve life transformation. City Gospel Mission annually serves 82,000 hot and nutritious meals and provides 36,000 nights of safe shelter to the homeless and hurting. Find out more at

Dress for Success Cincinnati

y Dress for Success solves the "Catch-22" that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job? Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and additional apparel when she becomes employed. After a client finds work, she can return to Dress for Success for her employment suiting, during which she is provided with enough additional apparel to mix and match for a week's worth of outfits.

Every woman who comes to Dress for Success is treated with dignity and respect and can walk through the doors feeling confident and welcome. The focus is on helping each woman prepare for the journey ahead of her. The concern is not where our clients have been but rather where they are going. Find out more at
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