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News from Downtown - 10.28.21

Cincinnati’s biggest race of the year returns this weekend with fun events for everyone, even if you’re not lacing up those running shoes. The activities for the Flying Pig Marathon begin tomorrow, October 29, with the P&G Health Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center from noon to 7 p.m. On Saturday, several 5K and 10K races will be held, leading up to the marathon and Queen Bee Half Marathon on Sunday. If you would like to cheer on the participants, find a spot along the route map, available here, or you could set up at the official “Rally Points.” To celebrate, visit the Michelob Ultra Victory Party held at Smale Park on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. When you visit, please note several street closures for the race.

If you prefer a beer-themed race, we also have several options happening this weekend. Join the Fifty West Mile on Sunday, which supports the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District, happening along West Pete Rose Way and the riverfront.

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Queen City Exchange is hosting events and drink specials throughout the weekend, including the Queen City Beer Mile on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. This event includes a one-mile run/walk in which participants are asked to drink one 12-ounce beer at four separate bars along the race route. Participants are highly encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes, and proceeds from the event will directly benefit Lighthouse Youth & Family Services.

Check out a shopping event happening at the new Court Street Plaza this weekend. The Black Owned Market is the first market hosted by Downtown Cincinnati’s BlaCk OWned, which will showcase minority-owned businesses in our community. The market begins tomorrow night from 6-10 p.m. On Sunday, visit Black Harvest, featuring live music, vendors, and more. 

Don’t forget that Tuesday, November 2 is Election Day. If your polling location is listed as the Downtown Main Library, please enter the Library's North Building using the Ninth Street entrance. The Downtown Main Library's South Building is currently closed for renovations. To keep up to date on improvements at the Downtown Main Library, please click here.

Have a fun and safe Halloween, and see you downtown!

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