Overall Rating
Overall Rating (376 Reviews)
4.9
(376 Ratings)(376 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
4.4
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.7
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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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    eshaemonroy REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Last year, I participated in the half marathon, this year I went for the full marathon. I think that right there should say a lot about the Flying pig Marathon. … MORE

    Last year, I participated in the half marathon, this year I went for the full marathon. I think that right there should say a lot about the Flying pig Marathon. From sign up to the course this is one of the best races I’ve ever participated in. The expo has lots of vendors, free samples, and plenty of products to test out. The packet pickup was smooth only thing I don’t like is that you get your packet from the front and go through the whole expo to get to the shirts, freebies (last year was a blanket, this year a large cooler) and poster/magnets. Can be a hustle to carry all and go shopping so bring help lol!
    The course, has hydration every mile, medics and food/fuel (bacon, ice pops, cookies, chips, crackers, candies) galore every couple miles too. The crowd support is insane and keeps your spirits high especially when and if a wall is hit. There are crowds of all ages from toddler to the elderly out there either volunteering or cheering. The course does have quite a few hills biggest is between 6-8 miles, so be sure to train for those, after that it’s just small rolling hills but they still work your legs a good bit!

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    katiemcb09 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I have run the Flying Pig half since 2012, but this year decided to try the marathon relay with my siblings. It was so well executed, and such a fun … MORE

    I have run the Flying Pig half since 2012, but this year decided to try the marathon relay with my siblings. It was so well executed, and such a fun way to experience the Pig! We all went downtown before the race and 3 of us rode the buses to our relay points. The buses were easy to find and the relay points were really fantastic – lots of snacks, drinks, and porta potties! I thought I might be bored but the energy was fantastic. Then, of course, the race was amazing. I ran the third leg that goes through Mariemont and was amazed at how many people came out to cheer. We had so much fun and absolutely loved the swag we got!

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    CHDHeartMom FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was my first race and I had a blast! The 5K race itself was a great course. There was only one big hill and it wan't too bad. The … MORE

    This was my first race and I had a blast! The 5K race itself was a great course. There was only one big hill and it wan’t too bad. The race started behind the Paul Brown stadium, went right through the city and ended up at the riverfront. And more than just the race itself, the Flying Pig weekend is fantastic and the whole city rally’s behind it.

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    CPopham REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I did the 4 way with extra cheese, participating in races Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All weekend, the entire city is all in for the Pig. From the expo to … MORE

    I did the 4 way with extra cheese, participating in races Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All weekend, the entire city is all in for the Pig. From the expo to the races themselves, it’s a non-stop party.

    As much as the full marathon gets a bad rap for being super hilly, I was able to PR this course. YES, it’s hilly. But the crowd support and relatively flat remainder of the course after around mile 9 makes it such a good, bearable race.

    The medals are top notch. Who doesn’t love a double sided medal, with a pig butt and curly tail?!

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    Mels2870 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The Flying Pig weekend is one of the best race experiences you could ask for. The expo is filled with great vendors, swag and photo ops. The courses are hilly … MORE

    The Flying Pig weekend is one of the best race experiences you could ask for. The expo is filled with great vendors, swag and photo ops. The courses are hilly but have great scenery and awesome spectator support. This is a must do event!

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    BoxerMom33 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is was my 16th half marathon and 7th state and it was the best race so far. The crowd support lined the entire half course which I have never … MORE

    This is was my 16th half marathon and 7th state and it was the best race so far. The crowd support lined the entire half course which I have never seen before. The race organization was excellent. The hills were long but the last 3 miles of downhill and flat help me get my first ever negative split for a half. I highly recommend this race!

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    QueenTonks REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is for real, the best supported race I’ve ever run. From the well run expo to the aid stations(three or so hydration and four snack), to the fans on … MORE

    This is for real, the best supported race I’ve ever run. From the well run expo to the aid stations(three or so hydration and four snack), to the fans on the route.

    Correspondence from the directors is quick.

    The course is great, challenging but not impossible with three river crossings. Great views of the cities. They have a pack of cyclists that lead out the front of the pack and the end of the pack.

    The medals. Oh man the medals. Hefty, pretty and piggy. Pork butts on the back are my fave.

    I tell everyone about this race and I think I need to start underselling it a bit. I don’t think that people believe this race can be this good.

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    jilygee REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This was only my 2nd 10K. Unfortunately my family could not be there to cheer me on but there was so much support from spectators and other participants. Even the … MORE

    This was only my 2nd 10K. Unfortunately my family could not be there to cheer me on but there was so much support from spectators and other participants. Even the volunteers made it easy to keep on trucking.

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