Registration for the Flying Pig closed, all races filled
No more entries accepted for Saturday races
Greg Noble, WCPO Digital
6:21 PM, May 3, 2013
8:59 AM, May 4, 2013
CINCINNATI - For the first time since its inception organizers of the Flying Pig full marathon have had to close registration for the 26.2 mile race early.
In addition, registration for the half marathon and four person relay, along with Saturday's 5K and 10K, had to close Friday at the race expo after race capacity for those events was reached.
Race officials announced the registration closure for the full and half marathons early Saturday morning.
"We are grateful for the outpouring of support for our Flying Pig Marathon," said Iris Simpson Bush, executive director. "It's a great tribute to our community and its amazing support."
Officials were overwhelmed with entries for all weekend races and had to cancel walk-up and late online registrations, they said.
The Toyota 10K has a capacity of 5,700 runners, race officials said. Capacity for the 5K is 5,500. Total capacity for each Flying Pig race event exceeded 33,000. In 2012 the total participation was 30,993.
Race officials said they planned for more runners this year but got even more than they anticipated.
"Last year's Flying Pig 5K had a field of 4,198, but we prepared for an additional number due to the growing support for the Marathon in light of the Boston Marathon Tragedy," said Flying Pig Marathon Executive Director Iris Simpson Bush.
Simpson Bush said they wouldn't have enough medals or T-shirts for more runners.
WCPO Digital web editor Brian Mains contributed to this report.