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MICROTEL in Florence KY near Cincinnati Airport


I got us a room block there for 10 rooms at $55 a night. I'm taking responsibility for the contract with them. I have to sign it and then our room block will be under the name SPARKPEOPLE. I have booked a rally with this hotel before and everyone was very pleased. The great thing is that it is close to Cincinnati airport. They are currently setting up the contract, so don't call yet... I'm talking to them again tomorrow.

$55 1-2 queen
$65 suite
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free wi fi

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Yay!!

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PHEW!!! Just booked mine! Called and said flying pig and got the $128 rate no sweat!

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ONLY 23 ROOMS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!! we just booked the millennium hotel, if you call them you get the 128.00 rate. that is the best rate i could find. Suezette helped me out, she booked earlier today. their phone number is 1 513 352 2100.

Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise." ~P.Z. Pearce

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
-Pre

I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.


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5k 22:31
5 Mile 41:26
10k 50:28
13k 1:10:32
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1/3/13 8:54 A

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That is what i am thinking too

Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise." ~P.Z. Pearce

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
-Pre

I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.


Race PR's
5k 22:31
5 Mile 41:26
10k 50:28
13k 1:10:32
HM 2:02 PR


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Not sure where to post this but, I have a reservation at the Millenium. If another hotel is selected as the SparkParty Hotel, then I'll cancel the Millenium.

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THESE ARE THE HOTELS CLOSE TO THE DUKE ENERGY CENTER WHERE THE EXPO IS LOCATED, EACH HOTEL HAS THE DISTANCE TO DUKE ENERGY CENTER. DUKE IS ABOUT .5 MILES FROM START . THE PRICES ARE FROM PRICELINE SO YOU CAN IGNORE THEM. Details for Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
3-Star
6.8
out of 10 from 113 guest reviews

Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Downtown)

0.15 Miles from Duke Energy Center
Details for Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
3-Star
7.3
out of 10 from 110 guest reviews

Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Downtown)

0.16 Miles from Duke Energy Center
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Details for Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
4-Star
8.1
out of 10 from 104 guest reviews

Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Downtown)

0.24 Miles from Duke Energy Center
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4-Star
8.5
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Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Downtown)

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Cincinnati (Ohio) (Cincinnati Downtown)

0.29 Miles from Duke Energy Center

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The Westin Cincinnati
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Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Downtown)

0.29 Miles from Duke Energy Center

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Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Downtown)

0.3 Miles from Duke Energy Center

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4-Star
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0.98 Miles from Duke Energy Center

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Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise." ~P.Z. Pearce

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
-Pre

I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.


Race PR's
5k 22:31
5 Mile 41:26
10k 50:28
13k 1:10:32
HM 2:02 PR


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10/31/12 11:00 A

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Thanks, Stepf!

Here's a link to the hotel Stepf mentioned:

www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cvgcd
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esidence-inn-cincinnati-downtown/


Unfortunately, when I checked for availability just now, it showed no rooms when I looked for just Sat night or Fri & Sat nights. Finally showed one when I expanded to a 3-night stay (Fri - Sun).

Could it be that other Flying Piggers (new word?) already have it booked? Wow, there are some prepared people out there. Still, it might be good to recheck later as people can cancel, especially with reservations made so far in advance.

Merle
Ohio

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10/31/12 10:46 A

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There's a residence inn downtown that is supposed to be really awesome and close to the start. :)

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good info glad to know you liked the hotel


Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise." ~P.Z. Pearce

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
-Pre

I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.


Race PR's
5k 22:31
5 Mile 41:26
10k 50:28
13k 1:10:32
HM 2:02 PR


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10/15/12 1:23 P

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We stayed at the Millennium in 2011.
www.millenniumhotels.com/mill
enniumcin
cinnati/


It is connected to the building that the expo is in. Was easy walking distance to the start line. Was older but nice and reasonable. Late check out for racers also.

I'm not 100% on being able to attend, but IF I do, I'll need a room!

~Melanie (but you can call me Mel!) from Morehead, KY
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10/8/12 10:27 P

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www.flyingpigmarathon.com/welcome_ci
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this is the link to hotels that the PIG has set up

Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise." ~P.Z. Pearce

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
-Pre

I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.


Race PR's
5k 22:31
5 Mile 41:26
10k 50:28
13k 1:10:32
HM 2:02 PR


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I plan to start calling around and see if I might find some good deals or special rates if a group of us stay at the same place. Definitely, I agree with the idea of staying in Northern KY as a great option -- likely a good bit cheaper than the downtown Cincinnati hotels and closer than many on this side of the river.

I'll check on that Holiday Inn and I will also check into that hotel that many of you stayed at for the Spark Convention a few years back. You like that one, right?



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a fellow sparker MCCOURTT offered this suggestion

If you are looking for nice hotel, I would suggest "Holiday Inn", Covington, Ky (859 291-4300)
The hotel is about mile from the starting line. The trick here is most people think "Cincinnati" when looking for hotels for the Pig, but Covington, Ky is right across the Ohio river.
My wife and I stay there this year for the Pig, it was about $75.00 less than anything that close to the starting line (Our room ran 125.00 a night). There is bridge right there by the Hotel that cross almost right at the starting line.

Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise." ~P.Z. Pearce

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
-Pre

I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.


Race PR's
5k 22:31
5 Mile 41:26
10k 50:28
13k 1:10:32
HM 2:02 PR


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any thoughts for a good hotel close to the start

Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

"If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise." ~P.Z. Pearce

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
-Pre

I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.


Race PR's
5k 22:31
5 Mile 41:26
10k 50:28
13k 1:10:32
HM 2:02 PR


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