2021 Flying Pig Marathon moves the race event in person to late October

Over the past few months, we have been working closely with City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County leadership and medical leadership to seek guidance in planning our spring races, including the Bockfest 5K and Flying Pig Marathon. 

To that end, we have mutually determined that spring of 2021 will be too early to hold in-person events.

Our 2021 Race Schedule will be as follows:

·    Bockfest 5K (virtual format only), on or by March 6. Registration is open at

·    Flying Pig Marathon Weekend (virtual format only), May 1 & 2. Registration for all races is open at

·    Flying Pig Marathon/Queen Bee Half Marathon (planning for in-person events), October 29-31. Registration for these events will open March 1, 2021 and virtual registrants will have the first opportunity to transfer to in-person events. 

On behalf of our staff and board of directors, we want to thank Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Cincinnati City Manager Paula Boggs Muething and Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus for their guidance and continued support of Pig Works. We also want to recognize the dozens of corporate partners, thousands of volunteers and numerous community partners for their on-going loyal support of the “Pig.”

Additionally, we are very proud of the “new playbook” our team has developed over the past year to ensure the safety and security of our participants, volunteers, spectators and community-at-large. We can reassure you that all of these measures will be in place when we can gather again at the Start Line this fall.

Stay active and stay healthy.

posted Thursday February 18th