Flying Pig takes off at five urban Libraries to encourage kids to be fit | Events
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is partnering with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and the Nutrition Council of Greater Cincinnati to help youngsters “Be Smart, Eat Well and Move More.” Once again this year kids can get their “Oink” on at the Avondale, Corryville, Price Hill, and West End branch libraries and the Main Library’s Children’s Learning Center.
Through May 4, kids (ages 5-12) are invited to keep track of the distances they move, the healthy food choices they make, and the time they spend exercising their brains with the Public Library by logging their efforts on the Kids’ Marathon “Hog Log,” available at all five of these Library locations and online at www.flyingpigmarathon.com.
The Kids’ Marathon allows youngsters to finish the 26.2 miles of a marathon in incremental steps, a half-mile or a mile, throughout the weeks leading up to the Flying Pig Kids Marathon on May 4. Along the way, fun programming and incentives will be provided to help kids learn more about the impact of building healthy lifestyles while motivating them to complete their Hog Logs.
Pig Party Kickoff: Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.
Main Library – Children’s Learning Center (9th & Vine)
Fun Pig games for the family, Flying Pig mascot race, prizes and healthy refreshments.
It’s easy to join:
- Pick up a Hog Log at one of the five participating libraries listed below.
- Enjoy fun activities and make healthy choices.
- Track your progress (in miles) on your Hog Log.
- Earn FREE incentives along the way.
- Get a Flying Pig T-shirt and medal for crossing the Hog Log finish line!
To learn more about healthy nutrition choices, tap into the vast reading resources and fun stuff from the Library by visiting Kidspace, the Library’s kid friendly website at http://kidspace.cincinnatilibrary.org .
Participating Library Locations: Avondale Branch Library, 3566 Reading Rd., 369-4440 ● Corryville Branch Library, 2802 Vine St., 369-6034 ● Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., 369-4490 ● West End Branch Library, 805 Ezzard Charles Dr., 369-6026 ● Main Library’s Children’s Learning Center, 9th & Vine streets, 369-3116.