Race Report: Flying Pig Marathon’s 15th Anniversary – Skyline Chili 4-Way Challenge 35.5 PIGLICIOUS Miles
My quest for 50 Marathons in 50 States by the time I turn 50 brought me to the Buckeye State and Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon. Here I would earn my 12th full marathon medal and my 7th State medal.
Why Flying Pig? There were only two reasons: the super cool double-sided pig medal and my running buddy, Alison, was running with her family as well!
The difference between the Flying Pig 3-way/4-way and the Disneyland races was that the 10K was scheduled first at 8am and the 5K at 10am so we got a little rest and recovery between the races. The events were well organized. There were plenty of port-a-potties and well-staffed water stations. Security was heightened due to the events at Boston and Bag Drop was not available for Saturday’s 5k and 10k races. SWAT and bomb sniffing dogs were visible at race start & finish as well as the bridges.
For a recap of the 10K and 5K take a look at the video above. I would highly recommend the Flying Pig Marathon and 4-way to others. The city supports the event. It is well organized and staffed well. The volunteers are awesome. Plus it was super fun to trade in my mouse ears for pig ears for a little change!!!