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Medpace New Title Partner of the Queen Bee

Medpace becomes new title partner of the Queen Bee Half Marathon.

Pig Works, the parent company of the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3, announced today that Cincinnati-based Medpace will be the title sponsor of the Queen Bee Half with a new four-year partnership running from 2022 to 2025. Medpace will also continue to sponsor the Flying Pig Marathon Bike Team.

“Medpace has been an important part of the Queen Bee and has previously sponsored our Queen Bee 4-Miler. We are excited to continue to grow our relationship and to have them step up and take on the title partnership for the half marathon starting in 2022,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Pig Works CEO. “Their partnership will further enhance the half marathon experience for the thousands of runners and walkers who participate. It’s particularly meaningful as the Queen Bee returns to its own traditional fall weekend.”

“Medpace is delighted to again be partnering with the Pig Works team to support the Flying Pig Marathon and Queen Bee,” said Stephen Ewald, Medpace General Counsel.  “The Queen Bee title partnership aligns with our philanthropic approach to making a positive impact on our local community and also providing fun and meaningful health and wellness opportunities for our employees.” 

Ewald continued, “As an organization with a significant female employee base, Medpace supports the Queen Bee’s mission to promote the fun of fitness while raising funds for local charities, especially those focused on providing benefits to women.”


About Pig Works

Pig Works is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, the Queen Bee Half, the TQL Beer Series and the FCC3. Pig Works is a race experience company with three goals. First, to create fun participatory sporting events for individuals and groups of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Second, to contribute to charitable causes that support the growth and development of our community here in Cincinnati and beyond. And third, to promote a lifestyle that weaves movement and health into the fiber of our community and extends beyond the bounds of our event days. Learn more at  

About Medpace

Medpace is a scientifically-driven, global, full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO) providing Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Medpace’s mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its high-science and disciplined operating approach that leverages local regulatory and deep therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system and anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Medpace employs approximately 5,000 people across 41 countries. Visit

Givaudan joins Pig Works

Givaudan, the global leader in the creation of flavors and fragrances with facilities in Cincinnati, is joining the Pig Works team of corporate partners as a Queen Bee sponsor for 2021 and a presenting sponsor for the Snout & Stinger Challenge for both Flying Pig and Queen Bee participants.

 “We are thrilled to have Givaudan join Pig Works to bring the Snout and Stinger Challenge back this year,” said Iris Simpson Bush, CEO of Pig Works. “Our corporate partners are invested in the health and wellness of not only their employees, but our community. We look forward to having Givaudan as a valued partner for years to come.”

 “Givaudan is excited to sponsor the Queen Bee and Snout & Stinger Challenge for 2021 as part of the employee wellbeing initiative, Givaudan Strides,” said Kathryn Nixa, regional quality programs manager, NOAM, taste and wellbeing.  “The goal of this program is to increase engagement for the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of Givaudan employees through local walk/run events. In a partnership with the We Lead program, Givaudan Strides for employee wellbeing and Women’s Empowerment through the Queen Bee and Snout & Stinger Challenge.”

To complete the Snout and Stinger Challenge presented by Givaudan, participants must complete one eligible event from the Flying Pig weekend powered by P&G, including the full marathon, Paycor Half Marathon, Toyota 10K or Tri State Running Company 5K, and one eligible Queen Bee event, including the Queen Bee Half Marathon empowered by P&G and Kroger, and MedPace 4 Miler. Participants can split up the events between spring and fall, or do both in the fall. Any combination is accepted. Exclusive Snout and Stinger Challenge medals will be sent out with the fall virtual event items.

Registration is now open for spring virtual Flying Pig weekend events as well as the Flying Pig and Queen Bee combined weekend, October 29-31. Visit for information and registration and follow the Flying Pig and Queen Bee on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest event updates.


About Givaudan
Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavors and fragrances, with its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating tastes and scents. From a favorite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The Company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed almost 16,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on