Pig Works and The Flying Pig Marathon expand commitment to education of Greater Cincinnati youth by honoring 10 service-minded student runners

CINCINNATI (February 7, 2023) – Today, Pig Works, the non-profit parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, opened applications for its newest youth initiative, Flying Pig Community Scholars. This new scholarship program will award 10 scholarships of $5,000 annually to community-minded student runners, helping them pursue their running goals and their post-secondary education.

The Flying Pig Community Scholars program is an expansion of Pig Work’s existing youth initiatives, including a scholarship program that has awarded more than $100,000 and The Flying Pig Youth Program which provides opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities to learn healthy nutrition and exercise habits while training for the Cincinnati Children’s 26th Mile and the Flying Pig 5k. The program is generously funded through the Coughlin Family Foundation, sponsorship from Skyline Chili and donations to Flying Pig charities.

The Flying Pig Community Scholars program extends Pig Works commitment to care for the Greater Cincinnati community through fostering support for community-minded student athletes who are seniors in high school with financial assistance to pursue their academic and athletic dreams. This will be one of the largest scholarship programs for high-school runners in the country.

“The Flying Pig has always been about the spirit of Greater Cincinnati and ultimately about creating a vibrant future for our community. Investing in these amazing young track and cross-country athletes in our community is a great way to give back while helping them become the leaders of the future, ” said Bob Coughlin, Founder, Paycor and The Flying Pig Marathon

Applicants must demonstrate a passion for running and community service. Applicants who are interested in applying to the Flying Pig Community Scholars Program must meet the following criteria:

Be enrolled as a high school senior

Participate on a high school Cross Country or Track & Field team

Have a cumulative 2.7 GPA or higher

Be recommended by a teacher, coach or community leader

Submit a personal essay

For additional information about the Flying Pig Community Scholars Program and how to apply, please visit https://flyingpigmarathon.com/flying-pig-high-school-scholarship/

To learn more about other charity efforts at Pig Works, visit our Charity Program Overview https://flyingpigmarathon.com/get-involved-2/2015-charity-program-overview/

About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at www.pigworks.org.