Flying Pig Marathon will return in-person Halloween weekend

Recovering addicts running Flying Pig Marathon this weekend

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Flying Pig and other in-person Pig Works races will return Halloween weekend, Oct. 29-31.

“Pig Works is ecstatic to announce that we will host our in-person combined Flying Pig and Queen Bee weekend, October 29-31,” marathon organizers wrote on Facebook Friday morning.

“Fall virtual registrants and lifetime members will have the opportunity to convert their registration to the in-person events starting May 3rd through May 9th. Registration opens to the general public on May 10th. Thank you all for your continued support and we can’t wait to see you in the fall!”

More information is on the marathon’s website.

Meanwhile, virtual versions of the Flying Pig Marathon and Bockfest 5K will be held this weekend.

City Gospel Mission, which helps those in need, will be among those participating in the weekend’s event. They typically have a big group of runners, walkers, and volunteers participating.

The Step Forward program for City Gospel Mission helps men and women recovering from addiction and will have participants running Saturday.

Tyler Woodland came to City Gospel Mission in November to begin his recovery and joined the Step Forward program.

“It’s actually brought me closer to God number one, and number two, it’s taught me how to live my life without drugs and be happy,” Woodland said.

Bring a mask, socially distance, bring noisemakers, and cheer these men and women on Saturday.

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