Ohio Valley Goodwill Announces Plans for 2018 PigAbilities Event and 20th Anniversary Pig Celebration!

L to R: Iris Simpson-Bush, Sharon Hannon and Sarah Pelfrey

The excitement is already starting to build as Ohio Valley Goodwill begins planning for the 2018 PigAbilities event as part of the Flying Pig Marathon. 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.

Team Goodwill and friends at the post-PigAbilities Celebration tent

Last year marked the first time Title sponsorship for Ohio Valley Goodwill and broke all previous records for participation with almost 300 athletes choosing to finish the final mile of the Flying Pig Marathon. Goodwill’s Volunteer Service Guild also sponsored the Celebration tent at the end of the event with cookies for all of the happy team members. The 2018 PigAbilities event will also be the occasion for the launch of a new five week training program that will begin in late March for Goodwill athletes who will be preparing for the big event in May. Last year, more than 60 athletes supported by Ohio Valley Goodwill participated in the Pigabilities event and the post-race celebration and loved it. The introduction of a 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 is also looking forward to the debut of its NEW and Improved “Pig Pop-Up Shop” at the Flying Pig Expo on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th. With a larger display space, Goodwill will have an incredible selection of running and work-out gear for the whole family at remarkable prices! This year’s Flying Pig Marathon promises to be one of the most event-filled and fun ever with lots of things for athletes of all abilities to do. Register today and plan to join Goodwill at this year’s Flying Pig Marathon, Expo and PigAbilities race on May 4th and 5th. 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 determined athletes.

Pig Pop-Up Shop

For the past several years, Goodwill has also been a feature at the two day Expo event with its very popular Goodwill “Pig Pop-Up Shop” where race participants can purchase running gear for unbeatable prices. This year’s Goodwill “Pig Pop-Up Shop” will be a star attraction at the Flying Pig Expo event on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th with a huge selection of running items for all interested race participants.

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 atheletes 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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