Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon and Bockfest 5K Will Be Held Virtually This Spring

The traditional Cincinnati races will take a break from in-person festivities this spring, but virtual races are open for registration.

Feb 22, 2021 at 4:01 pm
Past Flying Pig Marathon - Photo: Kellie Coleman
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Past Flying Pig Marathon

Cincinnati’s annual races Flying Pig Marathon and Bockfest 5K have shifted to a virtual format this spring due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Although Flying Pig Weekend has been rescheduled for Oct. 29-31, the race will still virtually take place May 1-2. Register online for the spring Flying Pig.

Regular registration options, like the full and half-marathon, the Fifty West Mile and the corporate relay are still available.

Sign-ups for the October Flying Pig will open March 1.

The virtual Bockfest 5K will take place on March 6, and registration is open now. Participants can complete the race anytime on or before March 6.

“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,” says a statement from Pig Works, organizer of the races. “We have mutually determined that spring of 2021 will be too early to hold in-person events.”

Both of the races’ results will be “on the honor system,” the FAQ page says. “We ask that participants upload their finish time so we have a result page,” notes the site.

Runners and walkers can personalize their routes for the races, since the traditional course will not be used.

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