Nearly 7,000 people participate in Queen Bee marathon

Updated: Oct. 13, 2019 at 11:32 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -Nearly 7,000 women laced their shoes and bundled up for Saturday morning’s Queen Bee race.

The event, the largest race outside of the Flying Pig, is all about promoting the fun of fitness as well as raising support and funds for local charities that focus on women.

A large crowd greeted the racers at the finish line at Yeatman’s Cove as they finished the half-marathon and the four-miler races.

Runners then received medals, memorabilia, and treats.

Cincinnati native, Hannah Tobler, ran her first half marathon and was the first to finish.

“I am pretty excited! I am really happy with the way I ran and my time,” Tobler said. “I just graduated from NKU where I ran there, so it’s definitely different to run a half instead of what I ran in college.”

Tobler started preparing for this race by running 14 to 15 miles per day.

She says it was the crowd and atmosphere that helped her push through.

Tobler plans on celebrating by eating a lot and resting.

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