When ‘pigging out’ means good health


An earlier photo of the group participating in the running.

An earlier photo of the group participating in the running.


Courtesy photo

Whether they ran like a jaguar, jogged like a puma or walked like a kitty, kids at Denver Place Elementary in Wilmington take part in their final practice on Thursday before the Final Mile Run on May 25 at the Luther Warren Peace Path. Runners from the Wilmington High School cross country team took part in the practice. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Renee Quallen, Clinton County Health District WIC Director, and the Flying Pig mascot take part in pre-workout stretches for their final practice on Thursday at Denver Place Elementary before their Final Mile Run on May 25.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Renee Quallen, Clinton County Health District WIC Director, and the Flying Pig mascot take part in pre-workout stretches for their final practice on Thursday at Denver Place Elementary before their Final Mile Run on May 25.


John Hamilton | News Journal

WILMINGTON — A Flying Pig and young runners are teaming up with the Clinton County Health District for good health and education.

This is the third year the Health District has sponsored the child wellness program called the 26th Mile.

”This program is affiliated with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon,” said Renee Quallen, WIC Director at the Health District. “Children meet weekly to run and learn about nutrition.

“We have 60 children and approximately 12 adults registered for this program.”

The group held its final practice on Thursday at Denver Elementary — with encouragement from the official Flying Pig mascot as well as the Wilmington High School cross country team — in preparation for the Final Mile Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the Luther Warren Bike Path.

“We really want to celebrate this positive event in Clinton County,” Quallen said.

For more on the program, visit http://flyingpigmarathon.com/events/kids-marathon-26th-mile-event/ .

An earlier photo of the group participating in the running.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_group.jpgAn earlier photo of the group participating in the running. Courtesy photo

Whether they ran like a jaguar, jogged like a puma or walked like a kitty, kids at Denver Place Elementary in Wilmington take part in their final practice on Thursday before the Final Mile Run on May 25 at the Luther Warren Peace Path. Runners from the Wilmington High School cross country team took part in the practice. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0023.jpgWhether they ran like a jaguar, jogged like a puma or walked like a kitty, kids at Denver Place Elementary in Wilmington take part in their final practice on Thursday before the Final Mile Run on May 25 at the Luther Warren Peace Path. Runners from the Wilmington High School cross country team took part in the practice. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com. John Hamilton | News Journal

Renee Quallen, Clinton County Health District WIC Director, and the Flying Pig mascot take part in pre-workout stretches for their final practice on Thursday at Denver Place Elementary before their Final Mile Run on May 25.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0099.jpgRenee Quallen, Clinton County Health District WIC Director, and the Flying Pig mascot take part in pre-workout stretches for their final practice on Thursday at Denver Place Elementary before their Final Mile Run on May 25. John Hamilton | News Journal

Renee Quallen, Clinton County Health District WIC Director, and the Flying Pig mascot take part in pre-workout stretches for their final practice on Thursday at Denver Place Elementary before their Final Mile Run on May 25.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0080.jpgRenee Quallen, Clinton County Health District WIC Director, and the Flying Pig mascot take part in pre-workout stretches for their final practice on Thursday at Denver Place Elementary before their Final Mile Run on May 25. John Hamilton | News Journal