Flying Pig updates age restrictions one year after 6-year-old’s participation sparked controversy

May 4, 2023

One year after a then-6-year-old boy’s participation in the marathon sparked nation-wide controversy, organizers of the Flying Pig Marathon have implemented new age restrictions for runners.

The updated age policy was sent to WCPO on Wednesday, just a few days ahead of the marathon.

It says runners must be at least 18 years old to participate in the full Flying Pig Marathon, at least 14 years old to run the half marathon and at least 12 years old to run the 10K/Relay/14K. There are no age restrictions on any races that span distances less than 10K. WCPO