FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jackie Reau / Betsy Ross
Game Day Communications
Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Expands Field
to Accommodate Record Sign-up
CINCINNATI - (February 28, 2007) - The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is
expanding its field in all divisions to accommodate the record amount of
registrations already received. After starting the year with a 30 per cent
jump in registrations, the Marathon and its weekend events are now pacing
more than 20 per cent ahead.
"We are delighted with the way runners and walkers have responded to the
Marathon," said Joe Hale, Flying Pig Marathon board president. "We never
want to turn anyone away, so the board has decided to expand the events for
both Saturday and Sunday to include everyone."
A record registration of more than 15,000 participants signed up for the
Flying Pig weekend of events from May 5-7, 2006. Cecil Franke of Dublin,
Indiana, won the 8th edition in an event record time of 2 hours, 20 minutes
and 25 seconds. In the women's division, 36-year-old Norah Shire of Hyde
Park won in a time of 2:56:19.
The 9th Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend is May 4-6, 2007, featuring
the full marathon, the Half Marathon presented by National City, Ernst and
Young 4-Person Relay, Toyota 10K, 5K and the Piglet presented by First
Watch, The Enquirer and Children's Hospital. Other events include the
National City Expo and Expotique and Duke Energy Pasta "Pig Out" Dinner.
Presenting sponsors are Duke Energy, National City, CoActive Marketing
Group, Ernst and Young and Paycor.
The Flying Pig Marathon has been named one of the top 10 "Most Fun Runs" in
the world by Runner's World magazine, one of the best corporate brands by
Fast Company and is listed in "The Traveling Marathoner: A Complete Guide
To Top U.S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run," by Elise Allen.
For more information, visit FlyingPigMarathon.com.