Final Instructions: CityDash Open Relay and GigSmart Corporate Relay
 
Please read these instructions completely and carefully. They contain information about all of our Sunday events, including parking and the race course. Share this with your relay teammates, family and friends who will be waiting for you at the finish line area.

Be sure to download the Flying Pig Marathon app, sponsored by TQL, available on your  Apple or  Android device. This will be a great tool to use throughout the weekend for information on race schedules, participant tracking, getting around and more!

At the Expo:
The P&G Health and Fitness Expo will again fill all three halls of the Duke Energy Center! When you enter the convention center, you'll be able to pick up your packet, visit our vendors and charity partners and collect your race premium items. The Duke Energy Center is located at 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. The expo is open from 12-7 p.m. on Friday, May 4 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
 
RELAY PACKET PICK-UP IS PICKED UP BY TEAM NAME. Only one person from your team will pick up all four packets, which will be grouped together at the Open or Corporate Relay Packet Pick-Up table. For Sunday Event participants, including the relay, there will NOT be on-site packet pick-up on race morning.

Be sure to review our  parking guides for the entire weekend including the expo and race day. Or, take the bus to the P&G Health & Fitness Expo.  There are six routes that stop at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 11 one block away and 28 bus routes that come to Government Square, just three blocks from the Expo. You can plan your route using Google Transit. Just put in your home address and the address of the Duke Energy Convention Center and get a list of buses and times to use.

NOTE: All Second St. ramps off I-75 and Route 50 will close at 6:00 a.m. race morning. Navigate to the start line and around the course using the Waze app. We've shared our course and street closures with them and they will be reflected within the app when navigating.

At the Starting Line, Sunday, May 6
NEW: Start location for all May 6 events is on Elm Street between Second St. and W. Freedom Way near Paul Brown Stadium. Portable restrooms will be on the east plaza level of Paul Brown Stadium and additional restroom facilities will be available in Paul Brown Stadium and individual corrals. All Sunday races, including the relays, start at 6:30 a.m.

ONLY THE FIRST RUNNER SHOULD GO TO THE START LINE . All other relay runners should go to the First Student UBOAR Shuttle Bus Relay loading zone near the intersection of Eggleston and E. Fifth St. Look for our First Student UBOAR Shuttle Buses.

Race (Bib) Number Requirements
Each participant will receive a Race (Bib) number that must be worn on race day.

Reminder: Relay team bibs will be marked with Runner a, Runner b, Runner c and Runner d. This does NOT correspond to which leg of the race you are running. You may decide that independently. The Runner a/b/c/d designation is how you registered in our system and will allow us to identify each of you in case of an emergency. Each bib will be in a properly marked and in a corresponding envelope at packet pickup.

Please complete emergency information on back of bib. DO NOT alter your race number in any way. Your bib number must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race so that it may be clearly seen for runner identification and race photographers on the course.
Bib numbers are non-transferable and MUST be worn by the runner to whom it is assigned. Your team timing chip will be a small baton that must be passed from team member to team member at each relay zone. The last participant completing the last leg can discard the baton in the marked receptacle in the finish line area.

Parking and Taking the Bus to the Relay Zones
Bus transportation to and from the relay zones is available to all relay participants. Please see the relay bus loading zone map for loading times and locations and parking.

Relay Zones
4-Person Leg 1:
Starting Line to Eden Park at Mirror Lake
(6.38 miles) Distance 6.38 miles
4-Person Leg 2:
Eden Park at Mirror Lake to East Hyde Park Playground
(11.74 miles) Distance 5.36 miles
4-Person Leg 3:
East Hyde Park Playground to Eastern at Linwood
(19.9 miles) Distance 7.45 miles
4-Person Leg 4:
Eastern at Linwood to Finish Line
(26.2 miles) Distance 7.01 miles

Relay Exchange
Follow the signs at each relay zone that instruct you where to line up according to your bib number. Find out the pace of the runner(s) before you so you can estimate when they will be arriving at your relay zone so you can watch carefully for them when they might be arriving.  Volunteers will announce incoming bib numbers so you can listen, as well as watch, for your teammate's arrival.

Relay Bag Check
Take your clear bag you received at the expo and give to the relay runner you'll be meeting on the course and retrieve from them after your leg of the race as you hand off the timing baton. E.g. Runner 1 should give his/her bag of clothes to runner 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4 and 4 should have runner 1 check the bag at the start line which we will transport to the finish line. Runners can hand off the bag at each relay zone as they meet to hand off the timing chip.

Medal Distribution
Ride the bus back to the finish line. You will be dropped near the finish line on Elm St. Volunteers will greet you as you get off the bus and point you to the finish line entrance area to get your relay medals and additional fluids and food. If you use alternate transportation back to the finish line, you can access the finish line on Elm St. just north of Mehring Way.

On The Course
The open relay and corporate relay are FULL MARATHON relays. When the full marathon and half marathon split just after mile 8, follow signs to the FULL marathon course.

Participant Rules
Please observe the official rules of the Flying Pig Marathon's Sunday events: Please NO pets, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers or any other types of vehicles. Participants may not run/walk more than two abreast on the course.

Official Fluid Stations
There will be water at the Start Line, and both water and Gatorade at 25 fluid stations on the full course, Gatorade first.

GU Energy Gel Locations
GU Energy Gels will be provided on the course at miles 18 and 21.
Portable Restrooms
There will be portable restrooms every mile and at each relay transition zone.

Mile Markers/Digital Clocks
A mile marker sign will be placed at the beginning of each mile. Digital clocks are placed at every 5 miles, at the Relay Zones, (6.38, 11.74 and 19.9 miles), the halfway point of the full, mile 25.2 and at the Finish Line. Timing mats will be at the Relay Exchange Zones, the halfway point of the full marathon and one mile to the finish.

Medical Support/Radio Communications
Medical Staff members will be ready to assist you at any time. Volunteers at fluid stations are able to assist in finding a radio communicator at the nearest mile marker. Participants may also stop at any of the fire stations along the course if serious medical assistance is needed. There will also be athletic trainers at 20 locations on the course with band-aids, 2Toms Sportshield and Vaseline.

The Medical Staff and Marathon officials have the right to withdraw any participant from the race that appears in distress or at risk. There will be a fully equipped Medical Facility at the Finish Line, staffed by a team of professionals until 3:00 p.m. If you have a health or medical problem at the Finish Line, you will be directed to the Medical Area. Please cooperate if you are asked to go for a checkup.
If you are unable to finish the race for any reason, please notify a race official of your bib number so that medical personnel are aware.

There will be flags at the medical tents on-course to indicate race conditions. Green flag means good conditions for racing. Yellow flag means moderate risk of heat injury, consider slowing your pace. Red flag means high risk of heat injury or serious environmental condition such as lightning. Consider greatly reducing pace or discontinuing race. Black flag means the race has been canceled.

The Flying Pig Marathon and its medical team care deeply about your safety on race day. We have partnered with RaceSafe to elevate your level of care from start to finish. Please take a few minutes to set up a secure and free online health profile that will maximize your treatment, should the need arise. Only if treated on race day, will medical team members designated by Flying Pig Marathon be granted access to your profile. The easiest way is to click the following link: https://www.iracesafe.com/registration/participant?race_id=382

Thank you and enjoy a safe race!

Awards
Awards will be given to the top overall male, female and coed teams as well fastest leg for the male and female teams for the CityDash Open Relay and GigSmart Corporate Relay. Those awards will be mailed approximately 3-4 weeks after the race.

At the Finish Swine
When participants cross the Finish Swine, they will be greeted by volunteers who will provide a mylar blanket and the coveted Flying Pig Finisher Medal. Then it's on to the Kroger Recovery Area, where finishers receive food and refreshments provided by Private Selection, Simple Truth, Dole, Pure Protein, LaRosa's and Caruso Produce! Access to the Kroger Recovery Area is limited to participants only.

Continue through the Kroger Recovery Area and proceed to Smale Riverfront Park and the Michelob Ultra Victory Party.  Celebrate the Pig with food, fun, and great music! Participants can meet up with family and friends outside of the Kroger Recovery Area in the lawn near the wind walkers and signs marked with letters of the alphabet.

Green Team volunteers will be in both locations to assist with our recycling and composting efforts.

Then proceed to Yeatman's Cove and the Michelob Ultra Victory Party. Celebrate the Pig with a free food, fun, and great music brought to you by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly! You can meet your family and friends, who will be waiting for you in the lawn area, near the wind walkers and signs marked with letters of the alphabet.

Brewed for those who go the extra mile, Michelob Ultra is rewarding all Sunday participants with a cold one after the race! Redeem the ticket on your race bib at any of the beer booths at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party (must be 21 or older and have ID).

Shuttle buses, provided by First Student Charter, will be provided for those who are returning to the downtown area and Northern Kentucky. The shuttle will pick up near the start line on Elm St. and drop off near the hotels on 5 th Street, Paul Brown Stadium and carpool lot. Buses will also make trips to the Covington, KY hotels. The buses will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Participant Tracking
FLYING PIG MARATHON APP, DRIVEN BY TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
  • Download the Flying Pig Events app, driven by Total Quality Logistics on your Apple or Android Device
  • Click on Participant Tracking
  • Enter your athlete's information and follow them as the progress along the course
New for Spectators: Energy Broadcast System App
There's a story behind every bib number, and this year you can know them all. Experience the Flying Pig in a brand new way with the Energy Broadcast System - visit 2018Pig.com for the latest details!

Good luck to all participants, we'll see you at the Finish Swine!
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