Overall Rating
Overall Rating (176 Reviews)
4.8
(176 Ratings) 🏆 (176 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.6
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.8
Bee-lieve it, girlfriend. There’s a women’s half marathon in Cincinnati. The Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and fun—the perfect ingredients for … MORE
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    peklomaddie FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was such a fun race! I wasn’t quite ready for the hills in the middle of the course, but the downhill toward the end was much appreciated. The medals … MORE

    This was such a fun race! I wasn’t quite ready for the hills in the middle of the course, but the downhill toward the end was much appreciated. The medals and shirts were so cute! Lots of fans and plenty of water and other fuel along the course. Great views of Cincy, too! I’d definitely recommend this race.

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    lhabbey4 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    2021 was my 3rd year on the Queen Bee. I was a bit nervous about the combo with Flying Pig, but I was impressed how the race organizers adapted to … MORE

    2021 was my 3rd year on the Queen Bee. I was a bit nervous about the combo with Flying Pig, but I was impressed how the race organizers adapted to COVID circumstances. My packet was missing from the box, but the desk was able to confirm my registration and quickly fix the issue.

    2021 Queen Bee Half Marathon was full of awesomeness! The race organizers approved my request/medical documentation for Akira to run as my support dog. (Regardless of training and preparations, unexpected MS flare ups may occur mid-race. Which they did, but all the training with Akira kept us stepping successfully to the finish. #msawareness )

    I was also surrounded by family and friends. Encouraging words, clearing paths, creating signs, wearing flamingo costumes, and keeping me laughing all the way through. Bee-lieving in me!

    We had a lot of fun along the course and truly appreciated the race organizers, volunteers, family and friends.

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    sonyawenker FIRST-TIMER '21

    Great woman’s race! This year 2021 it got overshadowed by the Flying Pig but on its own it’s spectacular! The medals and challenges are fun. The hills put this race … MORE

    Great woman’s race! This year 2021 it got overshadowed by the Flying Pig but on its own it’s spectacular! The medals and challenges are fun. The hills put this race in a whole different level! Bee-lieve me when I says it is fabulous!

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    eml0924 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    PigWorks did a great job at making sure the Queen Bee was taken care of. Although initially disappointed it wasn't our Queen Bee route and rather the Flying Pig Course, … MORE

    PigWorks did a great job at making sure the Queen Bee was taken care of. Although initially disappointed it wasn’t our Queen Bee route and rather the Flying Pig Course, we were still taken care of and felt like queens!

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    5

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    leonardviktoria FIRST-TIMER '21

    I really enjoyed the Queen Bee, as I first time half marathoner I was nervous. This was a great first race experience. I do however wish it wouldn’t have been … MORE

    I really enjoyed the Queen Bee, as I first time half marathoner I was nervous. This was a great first race experience. I do however wish it wouldn’t have been combined with the other half and the flying pig this year.

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    kayleeflynn FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first half marathon. I live in northern Kentucky so it wasn’t far from me. I was able to be dropped off close to the start line which … MORE

    This was my first half marathon. I live in northern Kentucky so it wasn’t far from me. I was able to be dropped off close to the start line which was nice. There was a good 3 Mile stretch of climbing which was rough but all the supporters along the way really helped. I had a blast!

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    mariah2lee REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is an excellent race for both first time and repeat runners! There’s always at least a decent scenery and there’s no performance pressure. Just do your best! MORE

    This is an excellent race for both first time and repeat runners! There’s always at least a decent scenery and there’s no performance pressure. Just do your best!

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    Evelyn_Guzman REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Nice course wonderful with so much entertainment and lots of fun treats along the way! The Queen Bee knows how to do a race right. The Aruna Bag in the … MORE

    Nice course wonderful with so much entertainment and lots of fun treats along the way! The Queen Bee knows how to do a race right. The Aruna Bag in the swag bag was the best! Medals were top quality!

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    amyv REPEAT RUNNER '21

    They don't call Cincinnati the "City of 7 hills" for no reason. Those hills tore me up and killed me dead. Cincinnati makes Columbus look flat as a pancake. Clearly … MORE

    They don’t call Cincinnati the “City of 7 hills” for no reason. Those hills tore me up and killed me dead. Cincinnati makes Columbus look flat as a pancake. Clearly need more hill training

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    luvmadhatter129 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This year the Queen Bee was ran with the Flying Pig which personally I think overshadowed the Queen Bee runners & walkers. We also were on the Flying Pig courses. … MORE

    This year the Queen Bee was ran with the Flying Pig which personally I think overshadowed the Queen Bee runners & walkers. We also were on the Flying Pig courses. So that was disappointing. But overall we still had a good time and being my first half marathon I was happy to finish! Unfortunately my year didn’t go as planned so I don’t as as ready for this as I hoped but it was a great scenery and there was a lot of support from the sidelines. Can’t wait for next year! I did the busy bee challenge this year!

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    Jp211999 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Electric race course support and entertainment! Plenty of aid stations, restrooms & security presence. There are optional challenges when you combine the half marathon with the 4 Miler or any … MORE

    Electric race course support and entertainment! Plenty of aid stations, restrooms & security presence. There are optional challenges when you combine the half marathon with the 4 Miler or any Flying Pig event. This race is geared towards women and the swag makes you feel like the Queen Bee!

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    slb5k FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a great race to participate in with others. The atmosphere is incredible. Will certainly be adding this to my must of future races to always complete. MORE

    This is a great race to participate in with others. The atmosphere is incredible. Will certainly be adding this to my must of future races to always complete.

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    michroberts4 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I absolutely love this race. It was my first half marathon and really got me into running. The course, spectators, expo, swag, everything is great. It also goes through all … MORE

    I absolutely love this race. It was my first half marathon and really got me into running. The course, spectators, expo, swag, everything is great. It also goes through all my favorite neighborhoods in Cincinnati, It’s a great tour for out of towners.

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    hgoodwin REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Such a wonderful race! The course is great - starts with some uphill, then some amazing downhill, and ending with rollers. The swag is fabulous. The "girl power" vibe and … MORE

    Such a wonderful race! The course is great – starts with some uphill, then some amazing downhill, and ending with rollers. The swag is fabulous. The “girl power” vibe and sense of empowerment is hard to beat.

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    beth1216 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is predominately a women's race that continues to woo me with the nice swag. I will admit some years are better than others but always good. And I like … MORE

    This is predominately a women’s race that continues to woo me with the nice swag. I will admit some years are better than others but always good. And I like how in the past their swag supported women’s causes, Aruna made or 2018 bags. Course is tough but not defeating. Crowd support is okay not what the Flying Pig is.

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    mekurtz13 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I loved this race! 2019 was my first year participating in the Queen Bee and I already have it on my calendar for 2020. This was the best half marathon … MORE

    I loved this race! 2019 was my first year participating in the Queen Bee and I already have it on my calendar for 2020. This was the best half marathon course I have been on. The incline in the beginning made those final miles even sweeter because it was a flat coast to the end. Running towards the city for the final miles was such as nice view. I loved all of the motivational signs along the way, especially the quotes by famous women on mile 12. This race was all about girl power! The swag was so cute and generous! I wear my sparkly long sleeve tech shirt all the time and it was so nice to receive a Sweaty Band before the race and a Winter headband for finishing. The recovery area had lots of great snacks and the PR bell was placed so you got the river in the background of your photos – such a fun shot! Overall Queen Bee weekend was so enjoyable and the course made it easy to pace the race.

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    hmoorexxx1 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Queen Bee is a great race for both beginners and experienced runners. Parking and logistics are easy. First 5k of this course is tough with hills. The next 5k is … MORE

    Queen Bee is a great race for both beginners and experienced runners. Parking and logistics are easy. First 5k of this course is tough with hills. The next 5k is a sweet downhill then levels off with just a few small rolling hills back into downtown. The race directors do a fantastic job organizing the rave and in promoting a positive and encouraging environment. The medals are always unique, the L/S shirts are perfect for fall running and the race swag makes that finish line even sweeter. It’s one of my favorite races every year! #💜👑🐝

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    sunclipse FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race was put together beautifully. The race was coordinated with the Wellness your way expo and Blink making for a fun weekend all around! The last stretch was a … MORE

    This race was put together beautifully. The race was coordinated with the Wellness your way expo and Blink making for a fun weekend all around! The last stretch was a little boring but the finish line And after party made up for it!

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    reily24 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The atmosphere of this race is wonderful. It was very empowering being surrounded by so many other women and running together. The race goodies and swag, support from spectators and … MORE

    The atmosphere of this race is wonderful. It was very empowering being surrounded by so many other women and running together. The race goodies and swag, support from spectators and volunteers, and overall theme of the Queen Bee made this the funnest race I’ve ever ran!

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    sstamper25 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great race! Enjoyed everything about and will be back next year! Well managed course with lots of people cheering you on. Perfect running weather! MORE

    Great race! Enjoyed everything about and will be back next year! Well managed course with lots of people cheering you on. Perfect running weather!

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