Runners, walkers participate in virtual Flying Pig marathon

Runners, walkers participate in virtual Flying Pig Marathon with in-person events

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Nearly 5,500 Runners and walkers in smaller groups took part in the socially distanced virtual Flying Pig marathon over the weekend.

Iris Simpson Bush, president and CEO of Pig Works, says it was an excellent idea for people to come downtown and celebrate their accomplishments with a photo opportunity zone, given the “slight release” on the COVID-19 restrictions.

A “Finish Swine” was also installed at the pedestrian parkway on Freedom Way at The Banks.

Mascots and staff were there congratulating all the participants.

Bush says the Flying Pig and the Queen Bee marathons will be combined and return in person the weekend of Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.

“We are just happy to being people back, celebrate their accomplishments, and be a part of the fabric of our community,” Bush said.

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