Goodwill and Queen Bee Celebrate 2017 Half Marathon and Expo Success!

With thousands of Greater Cincinnati women flying around downtown in anticipation of the launch of the 2017 Queen Bee Half Marathon this year, the Goodwill Bee-Tique was a beehive of activity on Friday, October 6th. The ever-popular Goodwill “Bee-Tique” was swarmed by eager Queen Bee’s who love the running gear at unbeatable prices. The Goodwill “Selfie” photo booth is also a major attraction and this year attracted dozens of Queen Bee’s in training.

Sharon Hannon and Matthew Fortner announcing Spa Basket Winner!

This year’s Queen Bee followed a new route which ended in a big post-race celebration event at Lytle Park. More than 5500 athletes buzzed around the post-event party which is designed to be the crowning touch for all of the Queen Bee participants. As a Royal Sponsor of the event, Goodwill always has the opportunity to take the stage and with much fanfare, announce the winner of a luxurious spa pampering basket truly fit for a Queen. Entrants receive a chance to win when they make a donation to Goodwill during the Queen Bee weekend event and the winner is always selected at the post-race party.

As a Royal Sponsor of the Queen Bee Half Marathon event, Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to support this unique celebration which honors women and promotes the power of community. For more than a century, Goodwill has been a vital member of the Greater Cincinnati community helping more than 3500 people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans annually to achieve personal success. “Goodwill is proud of being a sponsor and supporter of the 4th annual Queen Bee Half Marathon,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Manager and Event Coordinator. “Our most sincere congratulations to all of the 2017 Queen Bee participants!”

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