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Flying Pig Marathon takes off this weekend

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It's Flying Pig Marathon weekend in Cincinnati. Runners of all kinds are preparing for everything from the the full marathon to fun runs and 5Ks.

Events begin Friday evening. The marathon begins around 6:30 Sunday morning.

Street closures:

To allow for setup of the finish line, the following streets will be closed on Friday, May 1 at 9 AM until the race completion on Sunday, May 3: E Pete Rose Way- closed from Broadway to Johnny Bench Way. One southbound lane of Johnny Bench Way will be maintained coming off Ramp LL from Second Street. A detour will be in place directing motorists back to E Pete Rose Way. Johnny Bench Way - northbound only closed The Little Kings Mile will take place on Friday, May 1 beginning at 6PM. The Little Kings Mile will send elite runners on a one mile course to the finish line on Mehring Way near Joe Nuxhall Way. In order to accommodate this event, the following streets will close on Friday, May 1 at 6:00 PM (All streets will reopen by 9:00 PM): Mehring Way- closed between Gest Street and E Pete Rose Way W Pete Rose Way- closed between Gest Street and Central Avenue Central Avenue- closed south of Third Street (Transit Center, CRG parking maintained) Elm Street- closed south of Freedom Way Joe Nuxhall Way- closed south of Freedom Way On Saturday May 2, 2015 the running of the 10K, 5K and Kids 1K will take place. The following streets will be affected starting at 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM: Second Street- All of Second Street will be closed Central Avenue- closed between Third Street and W Pete Rose Way Mehring Way- closed between Central Avenue and E Pete Rose Way Elm Street- closed between Third Street and Freedom Way Race Street- closed south of Third Street Vine Street/ Rosa Parks Blvd- closed between Third Street and Freedom Way Walnut Street- closed between Third Street and Freedom Way Main Street/ Joe Nuxhall Way- closed south of Third Street Broadway- closed south of Fourth Street (southbound allowed between Fourth and Third) Third Street- reduced to one lane westbound between Broadway and Clay Wade Bailey Bridge Third Street- eastbound closed between Clay Wade Bailey Bridge and Central Avenue Third Street- closed between Eggleston Avenue and Pike Street (local resident access maintained) Third Street ramp from southbound I-71- Closed Third Street ramp from westbound Columbia Pkwy- Closed Fourth Street- closed between Broadway and Pike Street (Single lane maintained for resident access) Pike Street-closed between Third Street and Fourth Street(local access maintained) Butler Street- closed between Third Street and Culvert Street Culvert Street- closed between Third Street and Reedy Street Reedy Street- closed between Broadway and Eggleston Avenue Seventh Street- closed between Broadway and Culvert Street New Street- closed between Broadway and Culvert Street Sentinel Street- closed between Fifth Street and Eggleston Avenue Eggleston Avenue- southbound closed between Reedy Street and E Pete Rose Way Taylor Southgate Bridge- closed Clay Wade Bailey Bridge- northbound closed E Pete Rose Way- closed between Eggleston Avenue and Johnny Bench Way On Sunday May 3, 2015 the following streets will be closed at 1:00 AM to allow for staging and the start line of the Flying Pig Marathon: Mehring Way- closed between Rose Street and E Pete Rose Way Central Avenue- closed south of W Pete Rose Way Joe Nuxhall Way- closed between Freedom Way and Second Street The following streets will be closed as needed, starting at 5:00 AM on Sunday May 3, 2015 (Crossings will be allowed with Police or volunteer assistance): Main Street- closed between Mehring Way and Third Street Third Street- closed between Main Street and Broadway Third Street exit from SB I-71- closed Broadway-closed between Taylor Southgate Bridge and Third Street Taylor Southgate Bridge- closed Clay Wade Bailey Bridge- closed Third Street- closed between Gest Street and the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge Linn Street- westbound closed between West Eighth Street and Third Street West Eighth Street- eastbound closed between Linn Street and Seventh Street Seventh Street- closed between Central Avenue and Gilbert Avenue (Vehicles from the garage at Seventh and Broadway will be permitted to exit at Seventh Street and continue across Broadway to E Seventh St) Seventh Street exit from SB I-75- closed Central Avenue- closed between Seventh Street and Sixth Street Plum Street- closed between Eighth Street and Seventh Street Elm Street- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street Race Street- closed between Garfield Place and Seventh Street Vine Street- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street Walnut Street- closed between Eighth Street and Seventh Street Main Street- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street Sycamore Street- closed between Eighth Street and Seventh Street Broadway- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street Gilbert Avenue- northbound closed between Seventh Street and Elsinore Place Gilbert Avenue- closed between Elsinore Place and Eden Park Drive Eden Park Drive – closed between Gilbert Avenue and Victory Parkway Lake Drive – closed Victory Parkway – northbound closed between Eden Park Drive and McMillan Avenue McMillan Avenue – closed between Victory Parkway and Woodburn Avenue Woodburn Avenue – closed between McMillan Avenue and Madison Road Madison Road – eastbound closed between Woodburn Avenue and Erie Avenue Erie Avenue – eastbound closed between Madison Road and Paxton Avenue Paxton Avenue – northbound closed between Erie Avenue and Wasson Road Wasson Road – closed between Paxton Avenue and Eastern Hills Lane Wasson Road – eastbound closed between Eastern Hills Lane and Marburg Ave Eastern Hills Lane – southbound closed between Wasson Road and Terminus (One westbound lane will be open to access Eastern Hills Lane from Marburg Avenue) Marburg Road – southbound closed between Wasson Road and Erie Avenue Erie Avenue – eastbound closed between Marburg Avenue and Bramble Avenue Bramble Avenue – eastbound closed between Erie Avenue and Settle Avenue The Race proceeds into Mariemont and Fairfax, then returns on westbound US-50/Columbia Parkway, US-50/Columbia Parkway – single westbound curb lane closed between the Cincinnati Corporation Line and Eastern Avenue off ramp (westbound US-50 ramp to Eastern Avenue is closed) Ramp from Red Bank Road to Westbound Columbia Parkway - closed Eastern Avenue– westbound closed between Columbia Parkway and Stanley Avenue Stanley Avenue – southbound closed between Eastern Avenue and Kellogg Avenue Kellogg Avenue – westbound closed between Stanley Avenue and Worth Street Riverside Drive – eastbound closed between Worth Street and E. Pete Rose Way E. Pete Rose Way – closed between Riverside Drive and Johnny Bench Way Johnny Bench Way – closed The Half Marathon will follow the same course out but will turn back at Woodburn Avenue & Madison Road. The following streets will be closed as needed: Madison Road- eastbound closed between Victory Parkway and Woodburn Avenue M.L.King – eastbound closed between Gilbert Avenue and Victory Parkway Gilbert Avenue – northbound closed between Eden Park Drive and ML King Sinton Avenue- closed between Gilbert Avenue and Nassau Street Nassau Street- closed between Sinton Avenue and Gilbert Avenue Elsinore Place – closed between Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue Reading Road- northbound closed between Central Parkway and Elsinore Place Central Parkway- closed between Eggleston Avenue and Vine Street Eggleston Avenue- southbound closed between Central Parkway and E Pete Rose Way Eggleston Avenue- northbound closed between Third Street and Broadway Both races finish on E Pete Rose Way between Broadway and Johnny Bench Way in front of US Bank Arena. METRO WILL MAINTAIN BUS SERVICE ALTHOUGH SOME DELAYS SHOULD BE EXPECTED.