Year after year, there are a few races that I hear about time and time again. It’s not because they are fast & flat and everyone crushes their PR. It’s because the race offers more than a course of 13.1 or 26.2 miles but also an EXPERIENCE. Flying Pig is one such race. I’ve been asked a 100 times if I’ve ran Flying Pig. My answer has always been, “no”. But that’s about to change, because I’m headed to the Flying Pig Marathon for 2016 and I want YOU to join me!
The 2016 theme is “Oinked For Life” where we are encouraged to fly with the pigs cuz they put the “fun in run”. Flying Pig is known for a fun filled weekend with events for the entire family. It’s also a big fundraiser for local charities hosting the Piggest Raffle Ever & Pig Drop to start off the weekend in style! Can’t wait, I’ve never been to a Pig Drop!
They’ve also joined a fast growing trend where races offer some sort of “challenge” which results in extra bling, swag or rewards for participating in more than the main event. The Flying Pig is all about getting everyone involved in the activities in and around the community for the entire weekend. This year, there will be both a 3 Way Challenge (10K, 5K & Half Marathon) and a 4 Way Challenge (10K & 5K & Marathon). Or you can do either Challenge “with Extra Cheese” and toss in the Little Kings Mile on Friday Night. As an added incentive to walk or run the Little Kings Mile, the Pig Drop is at the Little Kings after party and I know you don’t want to miss that! Additional details from the website below:
3-Way / 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese
You’ve asked for a new challenge at the Flying Pig, so we’ve come up with a new, fun series within Flying Pig weekend: The 3-Way and 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese! It combines the Skyline Chili 3-Way (Toyota 10K, Tri State Running Company 5K and the half marathon) and 4-Way (10K, 5K and full marathon) with a twist—the Little Kings Mile on Friday night of Flying Pig weekend!
Skyline Chili 3-Way and 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese finishers will receive additional premiums for their great achievements, including a 3-Way/4-Way finisher’s shirt, an additional 3-Way/4-Way Challenge finisher’s medal, and a plaque to display all five event medals. Start your Flying Pig experience a day early, and be one of the first to sign up for the 3-Way or 4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese!
So if you are in it for the bling and swag, then sign up for the 3 or 4-Way Challenge “with Extra Cheese”! I’m certainly looking at my schedule to see how much fun I can fit into one weekend! I’ll definitely be running the marathon, hopefully one of the challenges too.
The 2016 finishers medal has not yet been unveiled but here is the 2015 version for marathon finishers. Cute!
It all sounds super cool, right? Okay, let’s get you set up to win a FREE entry into the half or full Flying Pig marathon on Sunday, May 1, 2016. If you are interested in being entered into the drawing, please comment below (one point). If you REALLY want to win, then you can get additional entries by jumping thru a few hoops (listed below). Just let me know in the comments what actions you preformed so I can allot you the proper amount of entries.
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- Like the Flying Pig Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
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Total of 7 entries available for this giveaway. Let me know in the comments what to credit you. Note: it’s a freebie if you already follow me or the Flying Pig Marathon on any of our social media channels. Giveaway goes from now until December 16, 2015 at noon CST. Good luck!!
** Let’s Fly With The Pigs ** Amanda – TooTallFritz