The 24th Flying Pig Marathon Events Start Today
(My Pal Kathrine Nero put together all the info)
Highlights are below, but if you’re thinking, “Hey, I want four pages of super-detailed information about the weekend” – check out the full Flying Pig Race Notes here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH
P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center is noon-7pm. Runners can pick up their race packets and there’s shopping for everyone.
The Fifty West Mile goes off at 7:00 pm along Mehring Way. Packet pickup on site starts at 5 pm. There are several heats, with a“dash for cash” featuring elite runners at the end. Don’t forget the Post Race Party that goes until 10:00 pm at Smale Park.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH
It’s a jam-packed morning that starts with the Toyota 10K at 7:00 am – an earlier time this year. On-site packet pickup starts at 5:30 am at Paul Brown Stadium’s plaza. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 am at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9:00 am.
Kids can get involved in the First Watch Flying Piglet at 10:00 AM, also at Smale Park. The P&G Health and Fitness Expo gets underway at the same time. Then at 1:00pm, it’s the Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile along Freedom Way, the PigAbilities event presented by Goodwill Industries at noon, and everyone’s favorite dog run, the Flying Fur at 1:00 pm along Mehring Way.
SUNDAY, MAY 1
The weekend wraps up with the marquee event, the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 am along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.
If we can help in your advance or day-of coverage in any way, please reach out.
Check out pointers on where to park: https://flyingpigmarathon.com/2022-parking-guide/
And road closures: https://flyingpigmarathon.com/2022-weekend-road-closures/
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Lionsgate made the announcement during their CinemaCon presentation on Thursday evening, via EW.
While no further details were given, a voiceover during the presentation simply said, ‘Jennifer Grey returns to Kellerman’s in the next chapter,’ with Kellerman’s the upscale Catskills resort where the original 1987 classic was set.
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The clip didn’t show any footage from the movie, which is currently in production, nor did it reveal the cast of the film. Instead, the clip panned over striking shots of icy tree branches and a eye-catching gold as text scrolled that reads, “The world will discover… who is a songbird… and who is a snake.”
Lionsgate also announced the movie will be released in theaters on Nov. 17, 2023.
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Actor Alan Cumming is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information about Tonka, the missing chimpanzee who starred with him and Rene Russo in the 1997 family comedy “Buddy.” Tonka was last seen in a cage at the now-defunct chimpanzee breeding facility Missouri Primate Foundation in Festus, Mo. Chimpanzees were bred at the location and then rented out for movies and parties or sold to private owners. PETA has put up its own $10,000 reward for information about Tonka’s whereabouts, bringing the total reward to $20,000.
“During the months we filmed together, baby Tonka and I became good friends, playing and grooming each other and just generally larking about,” Cumming said in a statement. “It’s horrible to think he might in a cage in a dark basement somewhere or have met some other fate, so I’m appealing to whoever knows what has become of him to please come forward claim the reward.”
Anyone with pertinent information should call PETA at 757-622-PETA or submit their tips at PETA.org/Tonka.
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