5 Reasons the Queen Bee Half Marathon is my Favorite Cincinnati Race

This race is a blast! Whether you are running, walking or doing a combination of the two (Yes, I’ve tried all three options and can vouch for them all) the Queen Bee Half Marathon is my favorite race in the Queen City. Here’s why.

1. Female Focused

The Queen Bee Half Marathon is a race that celebrates women right here in Cincinnati! There is also a 4 miler option if you’re in search of a shorter distance. These are more than just fun races! The Queen Bee Half Marathon promotes fitness, is geared toward women (although men can participate too!) and supports incredible local women’s charities, donating over $200,000 to them in the past!

2. Bee-U-Tique Expo

The Bee-U-Tique Expo at Duke Energy Convention Center is on Friday October 12 from 11am to 8pm.

While you stop by to pickup your race packet, check out the awesome vendors and leave feeling pampered with all your race swag. There’s even a Queen Bee fashion display at the Expo that you won’t want to miss!

3. Cheering Sections

The incredible cheering sections along the race course make the race memorable (and views of Cincinnati are great too)! There are entertainment zones and viewing areas throughout the race that make it feel like a party!

I’ve been handed everything from Swedish Fish and Hershey’s Kisses to orange slices and donut holes by excited cheering sections there to keep spirits and energy up along the course.

4. When you Cross the Finish Line….

Last year, I was handed a bottle of wine for completing the race and finishers under the age of 21 received a freshly baked 3 Sweet Girls cupcake! How much better can it get?! Finishers gifts may vary year to year but they never disappoint!

The Queen Bee Half Marathon definitely does it right!

5. After Party

The Michelob Ultra Victory Party is a perfect way to celebrate the morning post race with food, drinks and lots of good company! This year First Watch is providing breakfast complete with orange juice for mimosas, Kroger provides sunflowers, and there are tons of other awesome sponsors, vendors, and surprises! 

3 Sweet Girls

How does 3 Sweet Girls Cakery fit into the Queen Bee Half Marathon? We are the official Bakery sponsor of course!

We will also be at the Bee-U-Tique Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center on Friday October 12th from 11am to 8pm where you can find vendors, samples, and of course our booth with a full selection of Queen Bee treats!  We’re making Queen Bee cookies, cake pops, brownies, chocolate-dipped pretzels and Oreos!

Whether you’re running, walking or just tagging along for the expo, stop by for a sweet treat. You deserve it!