The 16th annual Flying Pig Marathon weekend is set to kick off and potential traffic headaches could ensue for residents due to street closings on the race route.
CINCINNATI -- The 16th annual Flying Pig Marathon weekend is set to kick off and potential traffic headaches could ensue for residents due to street closings on the race route.
City officials advise the community to plan ahead to avoid traffic issues on Friday, Saturday and race Sunday.
Streets to avoid:
To help accommodate registration at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Elm Street, between Fifth Street and Sixth Street, will be closed on Thursday, May 1 at 9 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday, May 4 at 6 a.m.
To allow for setup of the finish line, the following streets will be closed on Friday, May 2 at 7 a.m. until the race completion on Sunday, May 4:
The Little Kings Mile will take place on Friday, May 3 beginning at 6 p.m.. The Little Kings Mile will send elite runners on a one mile course down Main Street in OTR to the finish line near The Banks on Joe Nuxhall Way. In order to accommodate this event, the following streets will close on Friday, May 2 at 6 p.m. (All streets will reopen by 9 p.m.):
At the following locations, traffic will be temporarily held as runners clear the intersection:
On Saturday May 3, 2014 the running of the 10K, 5K and Kids 1K will take place. The following streets will be affected starting at 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.:
On Sunday May 4, 2014 the following street will be closed at 1 a.m. to allow for staging and the start of the Flying Pig Marathon:
The following streets will be closed as needed, starting at 5 a.m. on Sunday May 4, 2014 (Crossings will be allowed with Police or volunteer assistance):
The Race proceeds into Mariemont and Fairfax, then returns on westbound US-50/Columbia Parkway:
The Half Marathon will follow the same course and turn back at Woodburn Avenue & Madison Road. The following streets will be closed as needed:
Both races finish on E Pete Rose Way between Broadway and Johnny Bench Way (Old Broadway) in front of US Bank Arena.
Metro will maintain bus service but delays should be expected.