Flying Pig Marathon organizers are hoping the "Road to Rio Runs through Cincinnati." That's the slogan for their bid to host the 2016 Olympic marathon trials.

Ryan Hall won the 2008 trials and placed 10th in Beijing. He's helping with the bid and race course design. Hall says Cincinnati has great energy.

Don't miss these upcoming run/bike/outdoor events

Jun 21, 2013

There’s never a shortage of runs and other athletic events around town. On this edition of The Front Row with Betsy Ross, you will hear about the upcoming Hyde Park Blast from organizer Cheryl Koopman; and October’s TQL Urban Race from Jo Wehage.

2013 Flying Pig Kids' Incremental Marathon

Jan 11, 2013

The 2013 Flying Pig Marathon is now just a few months away, but this is the time to start getting ready, especially the kids who want to be part of the incremental Kids' Marathon. This program encourages children to learn a healthy lifestyle including eating right and exercising. Robin Penderey, the Kids’ Marathon program organizer for the Flying Pig, has details about how schools and other youth groups can get involved with this program when she’s in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

Girls on the Run - Cincinnati

Nov 2, 2012

Erin Hamilton, executive director and local founder of Girls on the Run - Cincinnati, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about this year’s

5K run/walk on November 17, concluding 12 weeks of training for thousands of local girls (grades 3 through 8), instilling better health habits including exercise and smart eating.

14K Run Before Octoberfest

Sep 7, 2012

Now that September is here, that means it’s time for the 11th Annual Hudepohl 14K Brewery Run to kick off Octoberfest Zinzinnati on September 22. This run benefits Give Back Cincinnati and the Over the Rhine Brewery District.

One Fun Run or Walk 5K

Aug 18, 2012

Tonight at 6:00 pm is the One Fun Run or Walk 5K at West Chester Hospital, benefitting West Chester Hospital, Building Blocks for Kids and Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. Organizer Karen Cosgrove and cancer survivor Steve Hazelbeck discuss the event when they are in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

Cheetah Run 2012

Aug 11, 2012

Two contributors in one segment! The Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard (heard Sunday mornings on Cincinnati Edition) is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to discuss the September 2 Cheetah Run, a family friendly event at the Zoo to benefit their big cat programs.

30th Annual Newtown 5K on August 11

Aug 7, 2012

Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Cincinnati Edition contributor, is the honorary starter for the 30th Annual Newtown 5K coming up Saturday August 11. He talks with Mark Perzel about the event, the celebration of the anniversary, and what to expect if you take part.