Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
The SQUEAL February 2014
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
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Powered by P&G February 2014

You can't be a Christian Moerlein Brew Hog unless you register for the Bockfest 5K, and you can't register for the Bockfest 5K and take advantage of the best prices of the season if you don't sign up now! Prices for the Bockfest 5K go up February 22 so sign up now by visiting www.flyingpigmarathon.com/beer-series/.

If you miss price break this week or just like happy hours, be sure to join us for a happy hour at the Christian Moerlein Tap Room (1621 Moore St., 45202) on March 1 from 4-6 p.m. We'll raffle off entries and enjoy a few pints.

We'll see you at the start line on March 8!



The "Pig" Adds a New Event

The Flying Pig Marathon and Pawl Griffin from IAMS announce a new Flying Pig Weekend event, the IAMS Flying Fur Run! Entrants get an Iams Flying Fur bandana and for each dog registered, IAMS will donate a large bag of food to the Cincinnati SPCA. And the first 100 people to register get a free entry into the Piggest Raffle Ever! Visit www.flyingpigmarathon.com/flying-fur/ to register.


Piggest Raffle Piggest Raffle for Your Charity

Speaking of the Piggest Raffle, is your charity or non-profit taking advantage of the fundraising opportunities through the Piggest Raffle Ever? Each entry is $5, and your group gets to keep all the money from each ticket sold. Here's what Kelly Brokamp at St. Bernadette School says about the Piggest Raffle:

"Thanks to the Piggest Raffle Ever, our school raised $2,000 from raffle tickets alone. It also created awareness about our 'Playground Project'. Now our $30,000 project is complete! Thanks Cincinnati Flying Pig for your support of local charities!"

There's still time for your group to get involved in the Piggest Raffle. Just email joel@flyingpigmarathon.com for information!


Greening of the Pig Vote for the Pig!

The Flying Pig Marathon is part of the People's Choice category for the Cincinnati Business Courier's Green Awards and we need your votes! In 2013, the Pig achieved the Silver Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport after diverting nearly nine tons of waste (65% of our overall total waste) from the landfill through recycling and composting efforts. Compared to 2012, this represented a 33% reduction in trash and 53% increase in recycling.

Learn more about the Greening of the Pig and please vote for us! Thanks to Denise Hovey and our Green Team committee for their hard work and successes!


Ready for "PigAbilities" Training

"PigAbilities" Training Orientation is coming on March 1 at the Nippert YMCA from 10 to 11am. Meet the Trainers and get help setting your personal distance goal for the FREE 8 week progressive training which kicks off on March 8! Read more about PigAbilities on our website.


Run Human Run Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign...

For the first time ever at the Pig! Have a custom sign hand printed for your favorite runner! We just need their first and last name, your contact information, the slogan you want to use and in what Sunday event they'll be participating. Email your sign request and info to media@flyingpigmarathon.com and we'll take care of it, but get your request early - it's already a popular item and we'll reach capacity soon.


Elvis Show Us Your Talent!

Singers, dancers, DJs, bands, we're still looking for entertainment along the Flying Pig course. We're aiming for more than 100 acts to keep our runners and walkers entertained. Play for a crowd of thousands during Marathon weekend! Email ddeleon@gamedaypr.com and let us know if you're interested.


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