2018 Flying Pig Marathon and PigAbilities Event Just a Few Months Away!

The 2018 Flying Pig Marathon is shaping up to be the largest in its history! Even though the 20th anniversary celebration of the Flying Pig Marathon is still a few months away, already the full marathon has reached capacity! Excitement for this year’s Flying Pig Marathon weekend, May 4th through May 6th, is building every day as well as for this year’s PigAbilities event which will take place on Saturday, May 5th.

As the Title sponsor for the PigAbilities event, Goodwill is pleased to be part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the annual Flying Pig Marathon this year. PigAbilities is an empowering option for athletes of all ages and abilities who want to commit to going the distance by making healthy choices in their lives. The PigAbilities event takes place when there are fewer crowds, increased accessibility and more parking. On Saturday, May 5th participants will gather for a 1:00 pm start time and walk, roll or stroll the final mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course. At the Finish Line each finisher will receive a PigAbilities medal to commemorate their achievement.

Goodwill is already working with its own team of athletes in getting ready for the official launch of a new five week training program which will begin in late March. Last year, more than 60 athletes supported by Ohio Valley Goodwill participated in the Pigabilities event and the 2018 team promises to be even larger. The formal five week training program will help to enrich the athletes’ experience and support their commitment to being active and making healthy life choices.

In addition, Goodwill’s “Pig Pop-Up Shop” is always a feature at the two day Flying Pig Expo at Duke Energy Center. The Pop-Up Shop is always filled with an incredible selection of running and work-out gear for the whole family and at remarkable prices! For more information, visit www.flyingpigmarathon.com. Find out more about PigAbilities at www.flyingpigmarathon.com/events/pigabilities and plan to join Goodwill and this year’s team of excited athletes.

As the Title Sponsor of the 2018 PigAbilities event, Ohio Valley Goodwill looks forward to the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon and welcoming hundreds of athletes of all abilities to this years’ big event. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Saturday, May 5th! Thanks so much everyone for your on-going support of Goodwill’s mission of helping people to experience personal success!

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