Flying Pig marathon rescheduled for October

2018 Flying Pig Marathon
Posted at 4:08 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 16:08:53-04

CINCINNATI — The Flying Pig Marathon will be postponed until the weekend of Oct. 9-11 in the interest of public health, organizers announced Monday.

The marathon, which draws over 50,000 participants and volunteers each year, had been scheduled for May 1-3. However, organizers wrote in a Monday news release they did not feel they could provide a safe event in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Like so many other events, businesses and individuals, this decision is one that is extremely difficult, but ultimately places the health and safety of individuals in our community, state and country above all else,” spokeswoman Jackie Reau wrote. “This includes the more than 300 organizations that depend on our financial contribution of proceeds. It includes disappointing our loyal (and new) participants that have been looking forward to and giving so much time and dedication to training.”