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Team Goodwill is on the move as the team of determined athletes participates in their weekly training effort at the lovely Glenwood Gardens park in the village of Woodlawn. April 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 are training in preparation for taking flight on Saturday, May 4th at 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.
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. This year, more than 50 athletes supported by Ohio Valley Goodwill will join together to “fly” as part of this year’s Pigabilities event and enjoy the post-race celebration. You can join Team Goodwill for all the fun on Saturday, May 4th! There’s still time to register at www.flyingpigmarathon.com/pigabilities.
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. The 2019 PigAbilities event is just the most recent example of the dozens of community events and volunteer opportunities offered through the CARE program. The CARE program is currently accepting referrals for new participants. For more information, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services.
Also, stop by the Goodwill Pig Pop Up Shop (Booth #445) on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th at the Flying Pig Marathon Expo for all of the best in running gear and active wear at the best prices in town! The Pig Pop Up Shop is a much looked forward to attraction at the annual Expo and runners and walkers fly by to see the latest in fashion trends and the incredible buys. Find out more about Expo hours at www.flyingpigmarathon.com
Come join Team Goodwill for the 2019 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and enjoy all of the good feelings of being together on this special weekend!