Come run with Team JDRF in the 2019 Flying Pig Marathon!

Team JDRF participants* join in on the fun of the Flying Pig Marathon through miles, medals, and most importantly moments!  This is your moment to fundraise and help turn type one into type none! There’s something for everyone at this event with race distances ranging from 5Ks to full marathons.

When you join Team JDRF, we’re committed to supporting you with personalized training and fundraising support before and throughout the race weekend. Know that you every step you take brings us closer to our finish line—a world without T1D.

As a member of Team JDRF, you have access to the Fleet Feet Flying Pig Training Program. This is an 18 week program that is normally $150, but JDRF Flying Pig Participants are able to sign up for this program for only $25! Once you register with Team JDRF for the Flying Pig, we will send you an access code to sign up for this training program if you choose to do so. The last day to join the Fleet Feet Flying Pig Training Program for 2019 is Friday, January 25. Team JDRF participants will get the benefits that Fleet Feet training program participants receive, including but not limited to a weekly training schedule from Fleet Feet coaches, up to three weekly group workouts, pace group leaders, and FREE injury screenings by Oxford Physical Therapy. There are two Fleet Feet Training Info sessions coming up that you are invited to attend if you would like more information:

  1. Tuesday, 1/8/19, 6:30 pm Blue Ash Fleet Feet
  2. Wednesday, 1/9/19, 6:30 pm Oakley Fleet Feet

 

*Please note: As a participant with Team JDRF, you are eligible for a special promotional code to register for your selected Flying Pig Event that will waive your event registration fee. When you have reached 50% of your respective fundraising minimum, this code will be emailed to you so that you can then officially register for the Flying Pig. All of the fundraising minimums for each event are listed out on the “Fundraising Details” page. If you have already registered for the Flying Pig on your own and still want to fundraise for JDRF, please sign up under the “JDRF Supporter” package. Please contact Melanie at mschmid@jdrf.org with any questions.

Registration is now open!

Fundraising Details

Team JDRF is a partnership: you commit to raising a minimum dollar amount and in exchange, JDRF provides you with support, coaching and fun perks in the months leading up to and throughout the Flying Pig Marathon. Upon registering, you are asked to select your race distance. Team JDRF is pleased to offer a variety of packages designed for all skill levels!

 Registration Fee is $50 for any entry and applied to your fundraising minimum.

When you join Team JDRF at any package level you will receive:

  • Official Flying Pig Finisher Medal
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Post-Race Celebration with Team JDRF
  • Training Support through our partners at Fleet Feet
  • Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support
  • And much more!

 Tri-State Running Company 5K

  • Minimum Fundraising: $450

Toyota 10K

  • Minimum Fundraising: $450

Paycor Half Marathon

  • Minimum Fundraising: $600

Flying Pig Full Marathon

  • Minimum Fundraising: $600

Corporate Relay

  • Minimum Fundraising: $600 per person (teams of 4)
  • Entire relay team is responsible for raising a total of $2,400

 CityDash 4-Person Relay

  • Minimum Fundraising: $600 per person (teams of 4)
  • Entire relay team is responsible for raising a total of $2,400

3-Way Challenge (5K, 10K, Half Marathon)

  • Minimum Fundraising: $750

3-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Little Kings Mile)

  • Minimum Fundraising: $800

4-Way Challenge (5K, 10K, Full Marathon)

  • Minimum Fundraising: $850

4-Way Challenge with Extra Cheese (5K, 10K, Full Marathon, Little Kings Mile)

  • Minimum Fundraising: $900

 JDRF Flying Pig Supporter*

  • Minimum fundraising of $350

 

*Please select the Team JDRF Supporter option if you have secured your own race entry for any race in the Flying Pig Marathon.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact mschmid@jdrf.org.

Schedule of Events

Team JDRF events are designed for runners and walkers from all over the country to come together and meet new people in a fun, energetic atmosphere while being surrounded by the T1D community! After all your dedication, fundraising, and training, you’ll come together at race weekend and have a fun-filled experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Friday, May 3, 2018

  • 12pm-7pm – P&G Health and Fitness Expo
  • 5:30pm – Packet Pick Up for the Little Kings Mile at the East Plaza of Paul Brown Stadium (also available from 12pm-2pm at the expo)
  • 8pm – Little Kings Mile Race and After-Party
  • 9pm – Piggest Raffle Ever Pig Drop, presented by Stock Yards Bank

Saturday, May 4, 2018

  • 6:30am – Registration and Packet Pick Up for All Saturday events
  • 8am – Toyota 10K
  • 8:30am-3pm – Sprint Family Fun Festival
  • 10am – Tri-State Running Company 5K
  • 10am-6pm – P&G Health and Fitness Expo
  • 12pm – Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile
  • 1pm – First Watch Piglet Kids’ Fun Run
  • 1pm – PigAbilities, presented by Goodwill Industries
  • 1:30pm – Flying Fur Run
  • 5pm & 6:30pm – Kroger Flying Pig Pasta “Pig Out”

Sunday, May 5, 2018

  • 6am-11am – Christian Moerlein Lager House Viewing Breakfast
  • 6:15am – Opening Ceremonies
  • 6:25am – Wheelchair Start
  • 6:30am – Flying Pig Marathon
  • 6:30am – Paycor Half Marathon
  • 6:30am – CityDash 4-Person Relay
  • 6:30am – Corporate Relay
  • 8:30am-3pm – Michelob Ultra Victory Party

Be sure to visit the Flying Pig Marathon website (www.flyingpigmarathon.com) for specific information including:

  • Event Weekend Details
  • Additional Race information
  • Race day parking and transportation information
  • And more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can run?

Team JDRF is in alignment with the Flying Pig Marathon minimum age requirements:

Full marathon participants must be at least 18 years or older by race day.  Half marathon participants must be 14 years or older by race day.  10K participants must be 12 years or older by race day.

How much time do I have to commit to this?

How much time you train is completely up to you. If you are a novice, most coaches will recommend you begin training 16 weeks before a full marathon and 12 weeks before a half marathon.

Does the $50 registration fee count towards my fundraising?

Yes! The $50 required registration fee will be the first donation to your Team JDRF fundraising campaign.

Are there course time limits for each race distance?

Yes! The course time limits vary by distance and event in the Flying Pig. If you aren’t sure if you want further details on time limits, visit the Flying Pig website (www.flyingpigmarathon.com).

Is there a fundraising minimum?

Yes, as a participant, you'll commit to a fundraising minimum (packages start at $350). In exchange, JDRF will provide you with support during the months and weeks leading up to the Flying Pig Marathon. Please consult the fundraising packages guide for more information about minimums and benefits.

What are the requirements for the corporate or open relay?

The fundraising minimum for either of these relay options is $2,400 for the entire team. Relay teams consist of 4 individuals, each responsible for raising $600 to collectively total $2,400. If you have a team of less than 4 people interested in participating, please email mschmid@jdrf.org for further information.

Is there a deadline for meeting my fundraising minimums?

Yes. We understand that this may be the most money you have ever attempted to raise, and you may feel unsure about whether you will be able to do it. If you follow the recommended guidelines and use the fundraising resources JDRF provides, you will be more successful than you think! Contact your JDRF Staff Member if you need additional assistance brainstorming ideas to help you reach your goals. Not to worry though, if you don’t reach your minimum, which we know you will exceed, you have 30 days after the event to continue raising funds!

What if I need to drop from the race?

Any participant dropping after 30 days from their event date, for any reason, will be responsible for completing 75% of their fundraising minimum, in addition to payments to JDRF for any costs incurred for accommodations arranged for them for the race. Registration fees are non-refundable. Any donations received will remain in the participant’s account. Transferring of money to any other participant’s account is not permitted.

Isn’t it hard to meet the fundraising requirement?

Not according to our past participants. Once you start contacting people, you will be surprised how quickly the money (and the admiration) rolls in. JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easier for you to reach your goal, and your JDRF staff member will help you with materials, ideas and support as you meet and exceed your goal.

Will I have help fundraising?

Yes! Every participant has the support and help of the fundraising experts at their local chapter who are with them every step of the way, from the first donation to the day you exceed your minimum and increase your goal. In addition, the Team JDRF endurance program has a library of tools and tips that every registered runner has access to.

If you have any questions about your ability to meet your fundraising minimum, contact mschmid@jdrf.org and we are happy to talk fundraising with you.

What is Team JDRF?

Team JDRF provides entry into some of the country’s most exciting challenge events. Join a team that’s united in the common purpose of creating a world without type 1 diabetes.

Designed for JDRF supporters of all fitness levels, Team JDRF is a partnership. Participants commit to raising a minimum dollar amount, and in exchange JDRF provides support and coaching leading up to and throughout the challenge event.

For more FAQs, please visit the Flying Pig Marathon website (www.flyingpigmarathon.com)

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