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Saturday, September 17, 2022


The Hudepohl 14K/7K Brewery Run, one of the TQL Beer Series events, kicks off Oktoberfest Cincinnati, the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich. The Hudepohl 14K (named after the iconic Cincinnati-brewed beer) and shorter 7K start and end along Cincinnati’s riverfront.

Along the course, you’ll pass by many of the historic brewery sites of early Cincinnati and follow the routes that the horse-drawn carts took to bring the beer from the breweries to the riverboats that would take the beer throughout the country. And once you’re finished, the party continues with an epic post race party with brews and snacks as those who have completed the TQL Beer Series can celebrate their Brew Hog-dom!


Location: Gateway West Office Building, 1st floor, 644 Linn Street Cincinnati, OH 45203

Packet pickup will also be available race morning outside on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn beginning at 6:00 a.m. (masks optional)


Participants may switch races by emailing registration@flyingpigmarathon.com, pending the race is not sold out. There is a $10 switching fee plus any applicable entry fee difference.

Participants may also transfer their registration to someone else by emailing registration@flyingpigmarathon.com. There is a $20 transfer fee to transfer your registration to another person and the new participant will be charged this fee during the transfer process. Any other payment, reimbursement or exchange in funds associated with a transfered entry must take place between the two individuals involved. Pig Works does not facilitate the payment between the two parties.

Additional questions on switches or transfers can be emailed to registration@flyingpigmarathon.com


PDF of Course Map


Second and Third Streets between Elm and Walnut will be closed throughout the weekend for Oktoberfest – please consider this when navigating through downtown upon arrival for the race. Here are a few parking options:

  • Central Riverfront Garage will be $5 for all entrances west of Main St. if you enter between 6-10 a.m. (east of Main St. entrances under Great American Ballpark will be pass only). Please use the entrances on Second St. between Walnut and Main, Race between Second and Freedom and on West Pete Rose Way east of Central Ave. The entrance under the Moerlein Lager House will be closed beginning at 5:00 a.m. 
  • Surface lots and street parking are available in Covington near the Gruff (129 E. 2nd, 41011). These are just a quick walk over the Roebling Suspension Bridge (0.5 mile walk to the start area). 
  • Parking in Newport at Newport on the Levee and surface lots on Fourth St. near York and Columbia will also be available (1.0 mile to the start area), $3-$5. 

Please allow yourself ample time to park and complete other pre-race routines prior to the 7:30 a.m. start for both the Hudy 14K and 7K.


It’s the only race with such a delicious finish. Join your fellow runners and walkers after the race for this legendary post-race party.

Your race entry includes a Skyline Chili cheese coney and two drink tickets.

Non-participants, family members and spectators are definitely welcome for the party. Food and beverages can be purchased for an extra charge. Come hang out with your friends and family who ran or walked that morning and enjoy the party.


Registered participants receive a race shirt, commemorative pint glass and poster at packet pick-up. All finishers are rewarded at the end with a coveted finisher’s medal that doubles as a bottle opener, as well as a post-race party featuring beer, music and more! In-person race bibs include two drink tickets and a Skyline Cheese Coney voucher, redeemable only at the Hudepohl 14K/7K post-race party. The post-race party is free and open to the public.


The TQL Beer Series benefits the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. It is a non-profit organization committed to making the Brewery District a healthy, balanced and supportive neighborhood economy by preserving, restoring and redeveloping our unique brewing history and historic urban fabric. The Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail is the organization’s signature plan, highlighting the historic buildings that helped create Cincinnati’s rich brewing history.

2021 Results

Overall winners in 2019:

  • 14K:
    • William Caldwell – 45:29.5
    • Jenny Benkert – 57:30.6
  • 7K:
    • Hannah Tobler – 27:20.3
    • Stephen Wuest – 28:05.5

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the 14K and 7K determined by gun time.

Age group awards will be given to the top finishers in the following categories for men and women: – 12-15, 16-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Age group award times will be determined by chip time. Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.