2018: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Race Day Weather
46° F (7°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 97.71
Course Score: 97.86
2017: 3,407 Finishers
2016: 3,861 Finishers
2015: 3,820 Finishers
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**Slight course changes for 2017 due to construction**
The hilly Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon course starts near the banks of the Ohio River, crosses the river twice, loops northeast, before returning to the Ohio River.
The majority of the hills in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon are in the first nine miles of the course. The first two crossing the bridges coming into Kentucky and leaving Kentucky.
After several flat miles, runners climb approximately 300 feet climb between miles six through nine. The course then becomes rolling until mile 19.
The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon was the 20th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 21st largest in 2015.
This year 8.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon the 415th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 150th highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 97.86 ranks it as the 321st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in Ohio.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon a PR Score of 97.71. This PR Score ranks it as the 288th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 12th fastest in Ohio.
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