Flying Pig Reimagines Runner Packet Pickup


Nearly 2,000 participants take part in Flying Pig and Queen Bee packet "Pig-Up"


With the entire running industry looking for unique and safe ways to serve its participants, thousands of finishers for the Cincinnati Flying Pig and Queen Bee events took advantage of this past weekend's open-air Kroger Packet "Pig-Up" to claim their medals and premium gifts in a socially distant manner.

The staff of Pig Works, the umbrella organization of the Flying Pig and Queen Bee events, obtained the use of an acre+ parking lot and set up a drive-through system where participants could drive to their designated lane, stay in their cars and have staffers deliver their events' swag bags and medals to them. Along the way Pig Works sponsors set up tents to offer samples, sales and giveaways to participants as they drove through. 

"We wanted to say thank you to our loyal runners and walkers who have been so resilient in this season of virtual events," said Iris Simpson Bush, president and CEO of Pig Works. "It was our chance to personally express our appreciation and get together one last time this year." 

More than 17,000 participants chose to complete their TQL Beer Series, Flying Pig and Queen Bee events virtually this year.

Registration is open for the 2021 Pig Works series of events, starting with the Bockfest 5K in March. Visit for information and registration.