Overall Rating
Overall Rating (384 Reviews)
4.9
(384 Ratings)(384 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
4.4
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.7
It’s the largest weekend party in town, and you can be part of it! Whether you’re a runner or walker, whether you want to volunteer or cheer, whether you want to participate for charity, or just for your own satisfaction, we’d love for you to join us. Sign up today … MORE
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    staytonsmith FIRST-TIMER '18

    Supplement to the 3 or 4-way, this Friday night single mile is the Extra Cheese. Have fun, take your time - or, go flat out. Keep in mind, you have … MORE

    Supplement to the 3 or 4-way, this Friday night single mile is the Extra Cheese. Have fun, take your time – or, go flat out. Keep in mind, you have 9.3 the next day, Saturday followed by 13.1 or 26.2 on Sunday. The entire weekend is an experience, so don’t be too crazy. Slow and smell the roses.

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    mekurtz13 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Difficult course for miles 5-9, but the energy throughout the city makes it so fun! The Flying Pig offers a race for runners at all levels and the expo is … MORE

    Difficult course for miles 5-9, but the energy throughout the city makes it so fun! The Flying Pig offers a race for runners at all levels and the expo is second to none. A great way to see Cincinnati and get your miles in!

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    Pinky REPEAT RUNNER '15

    This race is a fantastic experience. It is produced flawlessly, has great support, fun aid stations, and wonderful entertainment. Run this race and you won't be disappointed. The major hills … MORE

    This race is a fantastic experience. It is produced flawlessly, has great support, fun aid stations, and wonderful entertainment. Run this race and you won’t be disappointed. The major hills are in the beginning of the course. The fans along the way are fantastic and give a lot of energy. Very fun race

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    Pinky REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race is a well-oiled machine. Very popular, excellent expo and swag, and enough hills to keep you on your toes. Fun environment, entertainment, and fans along the course. Wonderful … MORE

    This race is a well-oiled machine. Very popular, excellent expo and swag, and enough hills to keep you on your toes. Fun environment, entertainment, and fans along the course. Wonderful experience

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    tndsmith REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Everything about this race is top notch. Race organization and runner support is always outstanding before, during and after the race. The course has only one major hill around mile … MORE

    Everything about this race is top notch. Race organization and runner support is always outstanding before, during and after the race. The course has only one major hill around mile 6, but is flat, gently rolling and down hill for the rest of the race. There is always continuous crowd support and music throughout the course. One of the best!

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    jahbrink FIRST-TIMER '19

    Awesome crowd participation and aid stations. The scenery was great! Cincinnati is a lovely city and the motivational signs along the way were appreciated. The hills snuck up on me … MORE

    Awesome crowd participation and aid stations. The scenery was great! Cincinnati is a lovely city and the motivational signs along the way were appreciated. The hills snuck up on me though, and I ended up tweaking my knee and having to walk after mile 19. The free pizza at the end was great! Salty gooey cheese hit the spot after that loooong walk.

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    canderson.rce FIRST-TIMER '19

    One of the best marathons I've run. The spectators are simply amazing and the logistics to set up such a weekend festival is top notch. The medal is one to … MORE

    One of the best marathons I’ve run. The spectators are simply amazing and the logistics to set up such a weekend festival is top notch. The medal is one to behold and hang with pride on your medal rack. The swag at the expo is like no other. The course is hilly, but with the spectators and multiple aid stations having your back, their energy is enough to propel you when the going gets tough.

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    westja2005 FIRST-TIMER '08

    Great swag, good course, friendly city. MORE

    Great swag, good course, friendly city.

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    toddwick26 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The Cincinnati Flying Pig is a well-oiled machine. After 21 years the organizers definitely know what they are doing. The race swag is second to none, whether it is running … MORE

    The Cincinnati Flying Pig is a well-oiled machine. After 21 years the organizers definitely know what they are doing. The race swag is second to none, whether it is running jackets, running blankets, or custom coolers not to mention huge finisher medals and nice looking tech shirts. The crowds are loud and big including the Elvis impersonator going up Eden Park Drive. This should be your bucket list marathon.

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    sonyawenker REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is a challenging course. The fan base is amazing! The swag bag is great. This race is a lot of fun and very interesting course. There are lots of … MORE

    This is a challenging course. The fan base is amazing! The swag bag is great. This race is a lot of fun and very interesting course. There are lots of water/Gatorade/snack stops. This is a big race so there are a lot of runners. This is a walker friendly race.

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    byankey REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race is a lot of fun. This was my second Flying Pig Half Marathon and next year I will be running in the full marathon. Can't wait for the … MORE

    This race is a lot of fun. This was my second Flying Pig Half Marathon and next year I will be running in the full marathon. Can’t wait for the event next year. The expo has plenty of vendors and great deals on goods. The people (Grunts) as they are called do a tremendous job and the support on the course is second to none. It is a great weekend of fun. There are plenty of things to do around the area. The course is awesome where you get to run in Ohio and Kentucky. The people out on the course giving encouragement and moral support is great. My family looks forward to this event every year. My sister is the one that got me into running this event she competed in several Full Marathon Flying Pigs. I have only ran in two Half Marathons and both have been the Flying Pig. Great race with a lot of great people this is one that wont disappoint you at all. Come and enjoy the fun you won’t regret it.

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    shaber FIRST-TIMER '19

    The Flying Pig Weekend is a running party. Races of all distances and abilities. A challenge for a first timer or an experienced runner. The city of Cincinnati embraces the … MORE

    The Flying Pig Weekend is a running party. Races of all distances and abilities. A challenge for a first timer or an experienced runner. The city of Cincinnati embraces the weekend and the race organization is second to none. More aid and entertainment along the course then you can take in. A tough course but a fun day!

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    bjhart58 FIRST-TIMER '19

    There are a lot of hills in the first nine miles but it’s doable. The amount of support along the entire race really helps drive you to the finish. The … MORE

    There are a lot of hills in the first nine miles but it’s doable. The amount of support along the entire race really helps drive you to the finish. The last 3 miles are downhill or flat which is a great way to finish.

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    MrsO REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Scenic river with just a touch of hills to give it a little extra challenge! It seems like The whole city turns out & incredible energy from sooo many stations … MORE

    Scenic river with just a touch of hills to give it a little extra challenge! It seems like The whole city turns out & incredible energy from sooo many stations & encouragers. This year was only enhanced by perfect weather !!! Celebrate @ the Banks after!

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    KMcHone FIRST-TIMER '19

    The Flying Pig weekend is one for the record books! I completed the 3 way challenge and all of the races were well organized and spaced out. The ease of … MORE

    The Flying Pig weekend is one for the record books! I completed the 3 way challenge and all of the races were well organized and spaced out. The ease of the bag check was amazing! And, for the half marathon on Sunday, it was incredible to see the torches at the start line! I felt like a celebrity on the red carpet as I approached miles 5 and 8, with all of the spectators cheering us on! Where else will you get thousands of people cheering you on to accomplish your goal?! And, the scenery was beautiful and the weather was perfect for race day. The post-race party was top notch. And, the SWAG! I absolutely LOVED all of the medals and the shirts! So cute and comfortable! This is one race I will never forget!

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    mudrummer9 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race more than met my expectations. Before registering, I had heard people rave about this race and it didn’t disappoint. The expo was great to start (including the swag!) … MORE

    This race more than met my expectations. Before registering, I had heard people rave about this race and it didn’t disappoint. The expo was great to start (including the swag!) on race day, there were so many “grunts” working the race and everyone was friendly! Throughout the course I couldn’t believe the total number of spectators and fun aid stations. I’ve been running and racing for 8 years, but this was the best race for sure!

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    runnergirl4ever FIRST-TIMER '19

    First of all, the race organization of Flying Pig is incredible. The pre race communication and social media presence was excellent. The race expo was huge and well organized. For … MORE

    First of all, the race organization of Flying Pig is incredible. The pre race communication and social media presence was excellent. The race expo was huge and well organized. For the price, you get a lot of swag. I got the race shirt, poster and a very cool cooler! The course runs in two states with three bridge crossings. Cincinnati comes out in full force to cheer on the runners. Even with my own race going sour, I still had a great time! Just a warning. Don’t underestimate the hill up to Eden Park, but the view when you reach the top is incredible. Post race party is great too. I will be back next year to run it again!!!

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    spartan1017 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The whole event is such a great party from Friday through Sunday. This was my third year in a row (1 half and 2 fulls). There are so many events … MORE

    The whole event is such a great party from Friday through Sunday. This was my third year in a row (1 half and 2 fulls). There are so many events for runners of all distances. The organization is great. The crowds are great. The course can be tough with some hills in the beginning but the rest is rolling or flat.

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    rone99 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The whole experience was great for me. I probably should have trained a little more. I walked the course because of my age and medical history. Very smooth from start … MORE

    The whole experience was great for me. I probably should have trained a little more. I walked the course because of my age and medical history. Very smooth from start to finish.

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    Victorfbrown REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The race is marked by great organization, great crowds, some very scenic vistas and this year there was great weather! I loved all the encouragement from the Grunts (volunteers). MORE

    The race is marked by great organization, great crowds, some very scenic vistas and this year there was great weather! I loved all the encouragement from the Grunts (volunteers).

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