This past weekend was a big weekend for my city, Cincinnati. Why my city had visitors from every state and nineteen foreign countries. They came to run the 16th Flying Pig Marathon. Yep we let the Flying Pigs out to chase those runners. First we put them in "Pig Pens" corrals. Pig Pens are indicated on each participant’s race bib. When the race starts the runners have to run the 26.2 miles or else one of these Flying Pigs will tackle them and knock them to the ground.
It is not a pretty sight to see a runner go down.
But before the race on Sunday we had the
Flying Fur Run on Saturday. Yep that is my race.
I started down by Great American Ball Park. That is down by that round building you see on the left.
The dogs run a two mile loop around the downtown and riverfront areas of Cincinnati and over the bridges of the Ohio River. It was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. IAMS donates a 40 pound bag of food to shelter dogs at the Hamilton County SPCA for each dog registration. WOW there were over 600 of us dogs.
So here are some pictures of us dogs who participated.
Yep I walked behind this Westie butt a long time.
I got to say Thank You Whitely Westie for the award on my sidebar.
And I am suppose to say what I am grateful for. Well I am grateful for all these dogs out raising money for shelter dogs. And for all you bloggers, my friends, who read this post.
Here I am heading for the first bridge. I was still at the front of the pack.
Yep there is the first bridge, Purple People Bridge. I am going over the Ohio River to Kentucky.
Why I thought this dog was Frankie Furter. I was screaming hi Frankie and he said buzz off you got the wrong dog.
These two were behind me and kept sniffing my butt to keep me going.
Why look at this pretty girl all dressed for the Flying Pig Race.
Now I thought this was Stella Rose but she set me straight right away.
Yep I am now in the middle of the pack.
We got to stop taking pictures so we can keep up.
Lookie that dog is wearing a tutu Bawheheheeee!
See the woman pointing I heard her calling there is a
Scottie. Why she is here from Scotland and I am the only Scottie she has seen.
Yep I saw a lot of butts today.
Why here is a Murphy or Stanley. I am not going to ask again because I have been wrong twice and I heard three strikes your out.
And this guys scarf is to big or he is to small.
Looking down off the center of the first bridge.
The bridge you see in the picture I will be coming back on.
Well here I am on the Southgate Taylor Bridge heading back into Cincinnati. Kentucky is behind me.
I sure didn't win this race! But Lee said if we just finished we were winners.
We kept up a good pace and surprisingly we finished in the middle of the pack.
Well Sunday all the humans take to the course at six a.m. We line the streets to ring the cow bells to encourage the runners on. They run through downtown and different communites on the east side of town. I live on the east side, so I get to see all the runners.
There were 36,131 runners this year.
We had a city bathed in sunshine starting at 50 degrees going up to low 70's, what more could a runner ask for. We are Cincinnati Proud!
You can see all the events that took place in my city here.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Sweet William The Scot