Win $500 in our Queen Bee Half Marathon Poster Challenge!

The Queen Bee Half Marathon and Queen Bee 4 Miler are the newest additions to the Flying Pig Marathon series of running and walking events that are held throughout the year in Cincinnati.

This fall will be the Fifth Annual Queen Bee, which will be held Saturday, October 13.

The Queen Bee is a women’s themed event (although men can, and do participate) that emphasizes treating the participants like a “Queen for a Day” with extra pampering, champagne and chocolate at the finish.

Each year, we have held a contest for our race poster design. We have received a huge response from area artists who gave us their best take on the Queen Bee brand, and we’re going to do it again this year! We would like your help to come up with a design for this year’s event, with the poster to be handed out to all participants of both the Half Marathon and the 4 Miler.

The poster’s specs are 14” x 20” full color, with room at the bottom to list major sponsors’ logos. The deadline to submit your design is Monday, September 3 at 5 p.m. EDT. Email your design to Taylor McCarthy at The Queen Bee staff will choose at least three designs, then those designs will be posted for our Queen Bees to vote on. The artist with the winning design will win $500 and will have the opportunity to sign posters during the Queen Bee “Bee-u-Tique” Expo, to be held Friday, October 12 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

To get an idea of the tone of the event and the colors used by the Queen Bee Half Marathon, visit or the Queen Bee Half Facebook page. Any further questions, please email Taylor at the address above. Thank you for being part of the Queen Bee and good luck!