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Join the PWM team for the 2016 Flying Pig Marathon

Join the PWM team for the 2016 Flying Pig Marathon

Parker Woods Montessori wants you to find your inner pig and be a part of our team for The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon & 26th Mile Event

The Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon is a great opportunity for kids and their adult fitness buddies. By exercising together you set a great example, have quality time together and help each other set and reach goals. You will also learn what it means to cover the distance of a marathon.

This program is designed for children ages 5-12 years old along with their fitness buddies. IT IS NOT A RACE! Using the Hog Log, you can begin now and walk, jog or wheelchair the 26.2 miles in small increments & at your own pace.

Join us every Tuesday after school starting February 16, 2016 and going through April 26, 2016.

This is a great opportunity for you and your child to run or walk together or for you to cheer them on! Please fill out and sign the permission if you’d like your child to participate in this fun program.

We may also add an informal morning workout on Thursdays from 8:40a.m. till 9:00a.m. If you’d be interested in this please let me know!

You also have an exciting opportunity to be part of the real Flying Pig Marathon by finishing your 26th marathon mile on Saturday, April 30, 2016 during the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon 26th Mile event at Cincinnati’s Riverfront. The kids will cover their final mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course and cross the real “Finish Swine.” They get a finishers shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration ($15 registration).

You can register for this between now and April 29 either online or you can pick up a paper form in the office. Here’s a link to the registration website:

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=122112

Scholarships are available if your child would like to participate in the 26th mile event but the registration fee presents a hardship. Just let his/her teacher or myself know and use the paper registration form.

*** Registration in the 26th Mile Kids Marathon is not required to participate in our Parker Woods Montessori Kids’ Marathon Program. Anyone can participate at no cost and complete their marathon at their own pace by filling in the Hog Log and walking/running/rolling the 26.2 miles either on their own, with family or on Tuesdays after school. ***

Have questions? Want to get involved?

email flyingpig@pwmpto.org

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Info Sheet / Permission Slip

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This Friday, April 18th, is the last day to register for Flying Pig!

This Friday, April 18th, is the last day to register for Flying Pig!

I wanted to give you all a quick update on the progress of the Parker Woods Montessori Flying Pig Kids Marathon Team! The students have all been working so hard these past months walking, running and skipping their way to 26 miles and the end is in sight! The Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon 26th Mile Event is almost here. This special event takes place Saturday, May 2nd at 12:00pm. Students can complete the 26th mile of their incremental marathon on the actual Flying Pig Marathon Course. It costs 10$ and the perks include a t-shirt, finisher’s medal and a huge cheering crowd to celebrate the accomplishment!

This Friday, April 18th is the last day to register!!

You can register online at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=11436 Be sure to select Parker Woods Montessori as our school in the drop-down menu, even if you’re a parent or non-student who is part of our group. Parents who would like to run with their children need to register as well. Paper registration forms are available in the office. You can give the paper forms to me directly or put them in the PTO mailbox. If you are registering for this event could you please let me know via email, phone or text so I can be sure everyone is accounted for?

If you would like to participate in the 26th mile event downtown but $10 is too great a financial burden you are still able to participate! The Flying Pig has a scholarship fund for students called Pig Pals, just fill out the paper registration form and check the box that says Pig Pal. We want to be sure that everyone who wants to can be involved!

Any student who registers will receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Those who can’t attend the downtown event can pick up their perks at a later date. We are discussing having a finishing line ceremony at Parker Woods Montessori on Saturday, May 9th before the End of the Year Picnic.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me (Kate Demske) with questions, suggestions, concerns or brilliant ideas! My email is flyingpig@pwmpto.org

Here is the link to the Flying Pig FAQ http://flyingpigmarathon.com/events/26th-mile/

We will continue having our Tuesday Pig Day from 4:00 – 4:30 in the gym every Tuesday this month. We’d love to have you join us for a few laps!

Thanks!
Kate

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon & 26th Mile Event

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon & 26th Mile Event

The Parker Woods Montessori PTO wants you to find your inner pig and be a part of our team for The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon & 26th Mile Event

The Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon is a great opportunity for kids and their adult fitness buddies. In celebration of the 17th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon to be run in May, we would like to promote walking/jogging and/or running for fitness and fun. By exercising together with kids, you set a great example, have quality time together, and help each other set and reach goals. You will also learn what it means to cover the distance of a marathon.

This program is designed for children ages 5-12 years old along with their fitness buddies. IT IS NOT A RACE!

Using the Hog Log, you can begin now and walk, jog or wheelchair the distance of a marathon, in small increments, at your own pace. Always exercise in a safe area and wear appropriate clothes and shoes.

We’re sending home Hog Logs and a permission slip. Please take some time to read through it. You can use the kid friendly marathon map and log to follow your progress on the Flying Pig course and keep track of all the miles, and smart nutrition & reading choices made in the coming months.

As part of this program we are going to start a Tuesday Pig Day after-school group for kids and their parents/guardians that will meet in the gym from 4 – 4:30 starting Tuesday, March 10. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to run/walk together or for you to cheer them on! Please sign the permission slip if you would like your child to participate in this fun program.

Click here for a copy of the permission slip.

You also have an exciting opportunity to be part of the real Flying Pig Marathon by finishing your 26th marathon mile on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 during the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon 26th Mile event at Cincinnati’s Riverfront. The kids will cover their final mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course and cross the real “Finish Swine.” They get a finishers shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration ($10 registration).

More information about how to register as part of the PWM team will be coming soon. Have questions? Want to get involved? email flyingpig@pwmpto.org or call/text Kate (513) 706-55401.

We look forward to see you at the next PTO meeting Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm

Be Smart, Eat Well & Move More!