Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to be featured as the Title Sponsor and a key speaker at the formal public launch of PigAbilities 2024. Hosted by Paycor, a major sponsor of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, the kick-off event was held in partnership with Pig Works, the parent organization of the Marathon, to engage the larger Greater Cincinnati community in supporting PigAbilities 2024. PigAbilities is an event within the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon which is designed to be fully accessible and welcoming to athletes of all abilities. This is the eighth year that Ohio Valley Goodwill has been the proud Title Sponsor for the PigAbilities event.
More than 40 different agencies, supporters and friends participated in the PigAbilities public launch event. After a brief breakfast and welcome, the Pig Works team shared information related to the history of PigAbilities, the specifics related to the 2024 event, fundraising opportunities, a video as well as questions and answers. The goal for PigAbilities this year is the involvement of at least 1000 athletes. 2024 marks the 26th anniversary of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and as always there are many festivities and celebrations planned for this year’s Marathon weekend.
Goodwill Marketing Director, Sharon Hannon, talked about the history of PigAbilities and Goodwill’s involvement and thanked Paycor and Pig Works as well as all of the organization’s partners for their support of PigAbilities. The Pig Works team along with Paycor talked about the accessibility efforts in support of athlete participation along with community partners. The training meet-up events being hosted by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services and Coordinator, Ann Myres, were also promoted as an opportunity for athletes to train together and meet new people. See the 2024 Training Meet-Up Schedule here:
|We’re excited to partner again with Queen City Running Club to help people get ready for PigAbilities! Meetups are 2-3 p.m. every Sunday until April 28 and cover distances ranging from 0.25 miles to 1 mile along accessible routes. We’ll provide water, plus a chance to socialize and connect with others. Upcoming training dates include: Feb. 25 – LeBlond Recreation Center, 2335 Riverside DriveMarch 3 – Mill Creek Greenway Trail – Salway Trailhead, 4400 Spring Grove Ave.March 10 – Friendship Park, 1135 Riverside DriveMarch 17 – Francis RecreAcres, 11982 Conrey Road
The Cincinnati Zoo was also on hand to talk about the brand new Training Kick-Off event being hosted by the Zoo on Saturday, March 9th during the celebration of National Disabilities Awareness Month. More details about the first-time event will be shared in the coming weeks.
Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to Paycor, Pig Works, Hamilton County DD Services, the Cincinnati Zoo and everyone involved for their support and commitment towards including athletes of all abilities for the 2024 celebration of PigAbilities and the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.