That's So Cincinnati: There will be a Flying Pig on Halloween, and there's nothing scary about that

Season 2, Episode 106,  Oct 20, 08:00 PM

The Flying Pig is back, albeit it with a smaller field of racers and later in the year than usual. 

But it will still be the same community-driven event that it was before the coronavirus pandemic forced Cincinnati races to be virtual last year, said Iris Simpson Bush, executive director at Flying Pig Marathon, Inc, which runs the marathon and several other races throughout the year. 

"We're thrilled to be back," she told The Enquirer's "That's So Cincinnati" podcast.

The marathon, usually held in May, will be on Oct. 31 after the pandemic delayed it.

In the Flying Pig's 23 years, more than $19 million has been raised for charity, Bush said. She's been involved from Day 1 when Paycor founder and CEO Bob Coughlin dreamed of bringing a marathon to Cincinnati.

Bush, then a general sales manager at WCPO, read a story about his idea in The Enquirer and got involved.

It's been fun and rewarding ever since, Bush said.