Flying Pig Marathon


Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon: Hills, Hills and more damned Hills

Course Map: http://flyingpigmarathon.com/events/marathon/course-description/

Fallback Point[1]: Mile 4.5


The Skinny

This is a terrific, well-established, super fun race that the whole town supports. This is rare and exceptionally cool; most large cities hesitate to shut down the main thoroughfares for any reason, and you’ll get to explore Cincinnati on foot. I can’t say enough good things about this, plus the dynamics of race weekend.


That said, you should also know that this is a hilly course. I recommend doing this race for SO MANY REASONS….but a PR isn’t on the list. You will need to be very diligent about strength throughout the course of your training, as well as incorporating hills into all of your long runs. You need to eat hills for breakfast and have room to snack on them again when you are full and tired. You also need to be ready to run a smart race.