Flying Pig Marathon takes off this weekend

May 1, 2015

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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 Driveclosed between Gilbert Avenue and Victory Parkway

            Lake Driveclosed

            Victory Parkwaynorthbound closed between Eden Park Drive and McMillan Avenue

            McMillan Avenueclosed between Victory Parkway and Woodburn Avenue

            Woodburn Avenueclosed between McMillan Avenue and Madison Road

            Madison Road eastbound closed between Woodburn Avenue and Erie Avenue

Erie Avenueeastbound closed between Madison Road and Paxton Avenue

            Paxton Avenuenorthbound 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 Roadsouthbound closed between Wasson Road and Erie Avenue

            Erie Avenueeastbound closed between Marburg Avenue and Bramble Avenue

            Bramble Avenueeastbound 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 Parkwaysingle 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 Avenuewestbound closed between Columbia Parkway and Stanley Avenue

            Stanley Avenuesouthbound closed between Eastern Avenue and Kellogg Avenue            Kellogg Avenuewestbound closed between Stanley Avenue and Worth Street

            Riverside Driveeastbound closed between Worth Street and E. Pete Rose Way

            E. Pete Rose Way closed between Riverside Drive and Johnny Bench Way

            Johnny Bench Wayclosed

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.