Everything You Need to Know About the Flying Pig Marathon This Weekend

Are you ready for the traffic?

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The Flying Pig Marathon

It's not only Halloween weekend, but also Flying Pig weekend! That means you can fuel up with both bananas and candy. 

After being postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Flying Pig Marathon & Queen Bee Half Marathon Weekend is back and better than ever Oct. 29-31. 

Since 1999 the Flying Pig Marathon has been a tradition in Cincinnati and typically has been held on the first Sunday in May. COVID-19 moved things around, but everyone is excited to have this Queen City staple back up and running. However, the events for children ages 12 and under have been postponed to 2022. 

Registration is still open. While some events are sold out, many are not. 

There will be a virtual version of some of the races if you want to participate but don’t want to deal with all the traffic. Registration closes at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. 

Speaking of traffic, here are the streets that will be closed and when: 

Thursday, Oct. 28 

  • Mehring Way from Elm St. to Joe Nuxhall Way, 9 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
  • Elm St. from Freedom Way to Second St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 29 

  • Mehring Way from Joe Nuxhall Way to Elm St., 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
  • Mehring Way from Elm Street to W. Pete Rose Way, 6:45-8:30 p.m.
  • W. Pete Rose Way from Central Ave. to Guest Street, 5-8:45 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30 

  • Mehring Way from Elm St. to Joe Nuxhall Way, 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
  • Mehring Way from Elm St. to Central Ave., 3 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Elm St.: from Mehring Way to Second St., 3 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Central Ave. from Mehring Way to W. Pete Rose Way, 7:15 a.m-8 a.m.
  • W. Pete Rose Way from Central Ave. to Gest St., 7:15 a.m-8 a.m.
  • Gest St. from W. Pete Rose Way to W. 3rd St. 7:15 a.m-8 a.m.
  • W. 3rd St. from Gest St. to Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, 7:15-8:15 a.m.
  • Clay Wade Bailey Bridge from W. 3rd to W. 4th St. (Covington), 7:30 a.m-8:45 a.m.
  • W. 4th St. (Covington) from Clay Wade Bailey Bridge to 5th St. (Newport), 7:30-8:45 a.m.
  • 5th St. (Newport) from 4th St. to Saratoga St., 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Saratoga St. from 5th St. to 3rd St., 8:15-9:00 a.m.
  • 3rd St. from Saratoga St. to Taylor Southgate Bridge, 7:45-9:15 a.m.
  • Taylor Southgate Bridge from 3rd St. (Newport) to E. Pete Rose Way (Cincinnati), 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Broadway St. from E. Pete Rose Way to E. 4th St., 7:45 a.m-12 p.m.
  • E. 3rd St. from Pike St. to Eggleston Ave., 7:45 a.m-12 p.m.
  • Pike St. from E. 3rd St. to 4th St., 7:45 a.m-12 p.m.
  • Eggleston Ave . (SB) from Reedy St. to E. Pete Rose Way, 7:45 a.m-12 p.m.
  • Reedy St. from Culvert St. to Eggleston Ave., 7:45 a.m-12 p.m.
  • Culvert St. from E. 3rd St. to Reedy St., 7:45 a.m-12 p.m.
  • E. Pete Rose Way from Eggleston to Mehring Way, 7:45 a.m-12 p.m.
  • Mehring Way from E. Pete Rose Way to Joe Nuxhall Way, 7:45 a.m-1:30 p.m.
  • Central Ave. from Mehring Way to 3rd St., 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Mehring Way from Central Ave. to W. Pete Rose Way,  9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • W. Pete Rose Way from Mehring Way to Central Ave., 10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • 3rd St. Exit SB 71, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 3rd St. Exit WB 50, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31 

  • Mehring Way from Central Ave. to Joe Nuxhall Way, 12 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Elm St. from Mehring Way to E. Freedom Way, 2 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Freedom Way from Elm St. to Race St., 2 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Second St. from Elm St. to E. Pete Rose Way, 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
  • E. Pete Rose Way from 2nd St. to Taylor Southgate Bridge, 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
  • Taylor Southgate Bridge from E. Pete Rose Way to 3rd St., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 3rd St. from Taylor Southgate Bridge to Monmouth St., 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Monmouth St. from 3rd St. to 5th St., 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • 5th St. from Monmouth St. to Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Clay Wade Bailey Bridge from 4th St. to 3rd St., 7:30-9:15 a.m.
  • 3rd St. from Clay Wade Bailey Bridge to Gest St., 7:30-9:15 a.m.
  • Gest St. (NB) from 3rd St. to 7th St. Ramp, 7:45-9:30 a.m.
  • 7th St. from Gest St. to Gilbert Ave., 7:45 -9:30 a.m.
  • Gilbert Ave. (NB) from 7th St. to Eden Park Drive, 7:45-10:00 a.m.
  • Eden Park Drive from Gilbert to Victory Parkway, 7:45-10:00 a.m.
  • Lakes Dr. from Eden Park Drive to Eden Park Drive, 7:45-10:00 a.m.
  • Victory Parkway (NB) from Eden Park Drive to E. McMillan, 8-10:30 a.m.
  • E. McMillan from Victory Pkwy to Woodburn Ave, 8-10:30 a.m.
  • Woodburn Ave. from E. McMillan to Madison Rd., 8-10:30 a.m.
  • Madison Rd. (EB) from Woodburn Ave. to Erie Ave., 8-10:45 a.m.
  • Erie Ave. (EB) from Madison Rd. to Bramble Rd., 8:15-11:45 a.m.
  • Murray Rd. (EB) from Erie Ave. to LaCrosse Ave., 8:30-11:45 a.m.
  • Bramble Rd. (EB) from Erie Ave. to Settle St.v 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Settle St. from Bramble Rd. to Murray Rd., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Murray Rd. from Settle St. to Thorndike Rd., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thorndike Rd. from Murray Rd. to East St., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • East St. from Thorndike Rd. to Miami Rd., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Miami Rd. (SB) from East St. to Wooster Pikev 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Madisonville Rd. (NB) from Wooster Pike to Murray Rd., 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Germania St. from Murray Rd. to Bancroft St., 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Bancroft St. from Germania to Watterson Rd., 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Watterson Rd. (SB) from Bancroft St. to Elder St., 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Elder St. from Watterson Rd. to Southern Ave., 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Southern Ave. from Elder St. to Wooster Pike, 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Eastern Ave. (WB) from Columbia Parkway to Stanley Ave., 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Stanley Ave. (SB) from Eastern Ave. to Kellogg Ave., 9:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Kellogg Ave. (WB) from Stanley Ave. to Delta Ave., 9:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Riverside Drive (EB) from Delta Ave. to Eggleston Ave., 9:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • E. Pete Rose Way from Eggleston to Mehring Wayv 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Mehring Way from E. Pete Rose Way to Joe Nuxhall Way, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • 2nd St. Exit SB 75, 7-8 a.m.
  • 2nd St. Exit NB 75, 7-8 a.m.
  • 2nd St. Exit EB 50, 7-8 a.m.
  • 7th St. Exit SB 75, 7:30-10 a.m.
  • Martin Luther King Dr. (EB) from Woodburn Ave. to Gilbert Ave., 8-10:45 a.m.
  • Gilbert Ave. (NB) from Martin Luther King Dr. to Eden Park Dr., 8-11 a.m.
  • Sinton St. from Gilbert Ave. to Nassau St., 8-11 a.m.
  • Nassau St. from Sinton St. to Gilbert Ave., 8-11 a.m.
  • Gilbert Ave. (SB) from Eden Park Dr. to Elsinore Pl., 8-11 a.m.
  • Elsinore Pl. from Gilbert Ave. to Reading Rd.v 8:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Reading Rd. (NB) from Elsinore Pl. to Central Parkway, 8:15-11:30 a.m.
  • Central Parkway from Eggleston Ave. to Walnut St., 8:15-11:45 a.m.
  • Eggleston Ave. (SB) from Central Parkway to E. Pete Rose Wayv 8:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Find more information about the Flying Pig Marathon Weekend at flyingpigmarathon.com.


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