Flying Pig Events Go Virtual

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Dust off your sneakers and get ready for a Flying Pig virtual weekend celebration!

With what would have been race week for the annual Flying Pig event, organizers are making the most of it this weekend with porch celebrations, sidewalk art, a virtual run and more! 

Features include: the option to purchase a personalized Virtual High Five from Iris Simpson Bush and the Flying Pig Mascot orders (deadline to order is Thursday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m. at, the Flying Pig Sidewalk Chalk Community Festival, Flying Pig Porch Pours May 3 from 12 – 1 p.m. live from your porch featuring champagne toasts, running-inspired playlist, cocktail recipes and video tributes to participants and volunteers.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, The Flying Pig Marathon was moved to October 9 – 11. Participants can either run a Spring Virtual Race, postpone to the October date or contribute race registration fees to the Flying Pig Charities.

So what’s a virtual run? You run at your own pace, day, time and location, and still receive a shirt and medal for your hard work – the treadmill counts, too! You have until June 1 to complete your Flying Pig distance. Choose between the Spring Virtual Flying Piglet Kids Fun Run, Spring Virtual Flying Pig Half Marathon, Spring Virtual Flying Pig Full, Kids’ Marathon 26th Mile, Spring Virtual Flying Pig 5K and 10K and more! 

As of right now, over 5,000 people are doing the spring virtual race. Registration is open through May 10! Registration is open through May 10 for the virtual races. Registration for the fall Flying Pig races opens on May 11.

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of two. If you don't see her writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.

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