Cincinnati Will Close These Roads for the 2022 Flying Pig Marathon This Week

Along with the big marathon on May 1, there will be additional events on April 29 and 30.

click to enlarge Runners hit the Cincinnati streets during the 2021 Flying Pig Marathon. - Photo: Maggy McDonel
Photo: Maggy McDonel
Runners hit the Cincinnati streets during the 2021 Flying Pig Marathon.

Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon is back for 2022.

After being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminal race made a special appearance in October. Now, the Flying Pig  is returning to its traditional calendar slot of the first Sunday in May. Along with the big marathon on May 1, there will be additional events on April 29 and 30 (including the half marathon, which recently was named the best in the nation).

But along with the fun comes lots and lots of planning, even for those who aren't participating. Beginning April 28, a number of Cincinnati streets will be closed or will have detours during Flying Pig events, primarily on Sunday. See the Flying Pig's full schedule of road closures April 28-May 1.

Here's what to look out for on the main race day:

Sunday, May 1
  • Mehring Way, Central Ave. to Joe Nuxhall Way, 12 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Elm St., Mehring Way to 2nd St., 1 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Freedom Way, Elm St. to Race St., 1 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Second St., Elm St.  to E. Pete Rose Way, 6 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
  • E. Pete Rose Way, 2nd St. to Taylor Southgate Bridge, 6:30 a.m. 7:45 a.m.
  • Taylor Southgate Bridge, E. Pete Rose Way to 3rd St. 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 3rd St., Taylor Southgate Bridge to Monmouth St., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
  • Monmouth St., 3rd St. to 5th St., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
  • 5th St., Monmouth St. to Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, 6:30 a.m.-8 a.m.
  • Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, 4th St. to 3rd St., 6:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
  • 3rd St., Clay Wade Bailey Bridge to Gest St., 6:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
  • Gest St.( northbound), 3rd St. to 7th St. Ramp, 6:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • 7th St., Gest St. to Gilbert Ave., 6:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Gilbert Ave. (northbound), 7th St. to Eden Park Drive, 6:45 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Eden Park Drive, Gilbert to Victory Parkway, 6:45 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Lakes Dr., Eden Park Drive to Eden Park Drive, 6:45 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Victory Parkway (northbound), Eden Park Drive to E. McMillan, 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • E. McMillan, Victory Pkwy to Woodburn Ave., 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • Woodburn Ave., E. McMillan to Madison Rd., 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • Madison Rd. (eastbound), Woodburn Ave. to Erie Ave., 7 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
  • Erie Ave. (eastbound), Madison Rd. to Bramble Rd., 7:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
  • Murray Rd. (eastbound), Erie Ave. to LaCrosse Ave., 7:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
  • Bramble Rd. (eastbound), Erie Ave. to Settle St., 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Settle St., Bramble Rd. to Murray Rd., 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Murray Rd., Settle St. to Thorndike Rd., 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Thorndike Rd., Murray Rd. to East St., 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • East St., Thorndike Rd. to Miami Rd., 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Miami Rd. (southbound), East St. to Wooster Pike, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Madisonville Rd. (northbound), Wooster Pike to Murray Rd., 7:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
  • Germania St., Murray Rd. to Bancroft St., 7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Bancroft St., Germania to Watterson Rd.7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Watterson Rd. (southbound), Bancroft St. to Elder St., 7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Elder St., Watterson Rd. to Southern Ave., 7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Southern Ave., Elder St. to Wooster Pike, 7:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
  • Eastern Ave. (westbound), Columbia Parkway to Stanley Ave., 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Stanley Ave. (southbound), Eastern Ave. to Kellogg Ave., 8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Kellogg Ave. (westbound), Stanley Ave. to Delta Ave., 8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Riverside Drive (eastbound), Delta Ave. to Eggleston Ave., 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • E. Pete Rose Way, Eggleston to Mehring Way, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Mehring Way, E. Pete Rose Way to Joe Nuxhall Way, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • 2nd St. exit at SB 75, NB 75 and EB 50,  6:00 a.m.-8 a.m.
  • 7th St. exit at SB 75, 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Martin Luther King Dr. (eastbound), Woodburn Ave. to Gilbert Ave., 7 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
  • Gilbert Ave. (northbound), Martin Luther King Dr. to Eden Park Dr., 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Sinton St., Gilbert Ave. to Nassau St., 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Nassau St., Sinton St. to Gilbert Ave., 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Gilbert Ave. (southbound), Eden Park Dr. to Elsinore Pl., 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Elsinore Pl., Gilbert Ave. to Reading Rd., 7:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
  • Reading Rd. (northbound), Elsinore Pl. to Central Parkway, 7:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Central Parkway, Eggleston Ave. to Walnut St., 7:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
  • Eggleston Ave. (southbound), Central Parkway to E. Pete Rose Way, 7:15 a.m.-noon
  • Roebling Bridge, Ohio to Kentucky, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
In addition, Metro typically posts detours for bus stops along Flying Pig race routes, but the transportation agency has not released its list as of April 26.

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