Flying Pig Marathon

Flying Pig
12:06 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Flying Fur run now part of Flying Pig Marathon

SPCA dogs will benefit. For every registration IAMS will donate 1 bag of pet food to the SPCA.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Flying Pig Marathon organizers are adding pets into the mix with the first "Flying Fur Run."

The 2-mile dog/owner run will be held on Saturday May 3 beginning at 1:30 p.m. near the Purple People Bridge.

Communication Manager Jason Taylor says this event "could be a warm-up for marathon participants."

For every dog and owner who sign up, IAMS will donate 1 large bag of pet food to the Cincinnati SPCA.

You can register for the IAMS event here.

Flying Pig Marathon
3:23 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Pig organizers squealing for Rio de Janeiro

The logo design mixes the Olympic colors with the iconic images of Cincinnati and Rio de Janeiro. The 2016 Games will be the 31st Summer Games.
Credit Provided

Flying Pig Marathon organizers are hoping the "Road to Rio Runs through Cincinnati." That's the slogan for their bid to host the 2016 Olympic marathon trials.

Ryan Hall won the 2008 trials and placed 10th in Beijing. He's helping with the bid and race course design. Hall says Cincinnati has great energy.

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Flying Pig indictment
10:37 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Indictment in Flying Pig incident

Iris Simpson-Bush (right) and Tammy Wise with the Flying Pig Marathon discuss safety precautions prior to the race.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

If convicted, a Colerain Township man faces up to six years in prison for a series of incidents at the Flying Pig Marathon and related events. The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has indicted 49 year old David Moore, a registered marathon participant on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and menacing by stalking.

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Flying Pig Marathon
5:21 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Prosecutor charges man in connection with actions during the Flying Pig Marathon

A registered Flying Pig participant is charged with Carrying Concealed Weapon /Failure to Inform Law Enforcement Officer and Menacing by Stalking.  

In a release Thursday, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters  said the Cincinnati Police filed the charges against 49-year-old David Moore. 

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May 2, 2013
9:31 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Impact Cincinnati: Event Security

Sgt. Greg Lewton, Michael Snowden and Iris Simpson-Bush in the WVXU studios

The bombings at the Boston Marathon have caused emergency personnel and event organizers across the country to re-evaluate their security plans.

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