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Record turnout expected at Flying Pig Marathon

The 17th Annual Flying Pig Marathon kicks off this weekend with an expo Friday. A record number of people are expected to participate in the marathon. (FOX19 NOW/file) The 17th Annual Flying Pig Marathon kicks off this weekend with an expo Friday. A record number of people are expected to participate in the marathon. (FOX19 NOW/file)
An expo will be held Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center Downtown. (FOX19 NOW) An expo will be held Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center Downtown. (FOX19 NOW)
Map of the Flying Pig Marathon (FOX19 NOW/file) Map of the Flying Pig Marathon (FOX19 NOW/file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Flying Pig Marathon organizers expect record turnout at this weekend's 17th annual event, surpassing 2014's record of 36,454 participants.

So far, 32,632 people are signed up for walk/runs Saturday or Sunday.

You can still register to participate with other runners or walkers who represent all 50 states and 17 countries including Australia, Brazil and Russian Federation.

Marathon festivities kick off Friday with The P&G Health and Fitness Expo for the Flying Pig.

Participants attend the expo to pick up their packets, but the event also open to the public with more than 120 local and national vendors.

Doors open noon Friday at Duke Energy Convention Center on Elm Street Downtown. The expo is held in halls A-C until 7 p.m.

The expo also runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

This year, it will feature the new "PassPORK" Program, sponsored by Buckeye Running Company. Use the expo section of the Flying Pig Marathon app to scan the five Pig Stops stationed throughout the convention center.

For more information on PassPork Program, the Flying Pig Races, and the The P&G Health and Fitness Expo, visit http://flyingpigmarathon.com/
 
Lineup of race events:

Friday

  • Noon to 7 p.m.                                  
  • P&G Health & Fitness Expo and packet pickup, Duke Energy Convention Center
  • 8 p.m. Start Little Kings Mile (Longworth Hall start to Central Avenue to Mehring Way) followed by Post-Race Party at Smale Riverfront Event Lawn and Moerlein Lager House
 
Saturday

  • 6:30 a.m.                                        
  • Registration and packet pickup for Toyota 10K and Tri-State Running Company 5K at the Smale Riverfront Event Lawn, Mehring Way at Joe Nuxhall Way
  • 8 a.m. Start Flying Pig Toyota 10K, Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park
  • 10 a.m. Start Tri-State Running Company 5K, Lord's Gym Pump N' Run 5K, the Walmart Family Fun Festival, Yeatman's Cove 
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. P&G Health & Fitness Expo, Duke Energy Convention Center
  • 12 p.m. Start Kids' Marathon 26th Mile, presented by Ernst & Young
  • 1 p.m. Start Mascot Race and Parade, Flying Piglet Kids' Fun Run presented by First Watch featuring the Pampers Diaper Dash at Yeatman's Cove
  • 1 p.m. Start PigAbilities Final Mile
  • 1:30 p.m. Start IAMS Flying Fur Dog Run
  • 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Flying Pig Pasta Party at Smale Riverfront Event Lawn                         

Sunday

  • 6 a.m. Moerlein Lager House open for Start Line Breakfast
  • 6:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, start line, Mehring Way at Elm Street
  • 6:30 a.m. Start Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G, Half Marathon, City Dash 4-Person Relay, Paycor and Business Courier Corporate Relay
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Victory Party at Yeatman's Cove

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