The beginning of the Spring season also marked the official launch of a five week training program for Team Goodwill in preparation for the 2019 PigAbilities event as part of the Flying Pig Marathon. The organization’s award-winning Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program participants took flight this week as excited athletes begin training for this year’s PigAbilities event. 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 4th 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.
The Goodwill CARE program offers 20 or more different social, recreational and volunteering opportunities every week which reflect the interests of the individuals who choose to participate. Team Goodwill will have scheduled work-outs weekly and will invite health and fitness experts to come in and mentor the athletes. “This is just the most recent example of the many community-involved events that our CARE program is part of,” said Lois Kramer, Supervisor. The CARE program is currently accepting referrals for new participants. For more information, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services.
2019 will mark the third year that Ohio Valley Goodwill has committed to being the Title sponsor for the PigAbilities event. Last year’s event broke all previous records for participation with more than 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. In 2018, more than 60 athletes supported by Ohio Valley Goodwill participated in the Pigabilities event and the post-race celebration and loved it. Please join Team Goodwill on Saturday, May 4th! Register today at www.flyingpigmarathon.com/pigabilities.