FAQs

Where Can I get my race results?
Where Can I See photos?
Where do I pick up my race packet?

Packet pick-up and late registration will be at Fleet Feet Sports in Oakley (3235 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209; 513-321-7555) during the following times:

  • Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Packet pick-up on race morning will begin at 6:30AM at the CSN tent right in Hyde Park Square near the corner of Erie and Edwards. Kids race registration for $25 will be available at the same time and place. 

Can a friend pickup my packet for me?

Not a problem, though make sure your friend knows your address for identification purposes.

Where will the water stops be located?

We will have two water stops along the course:

  • 1st stop: 1.5 miles, covered by Fleet Feet Sports
  • 2nd stop: 3 miles, covered by Girls on the Run
Where willl parking be available?

Hyde Park School
3401 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Accessible from Observatory -- located between Observatory and Erie.

Behind Teller's *FEE
(Off Edwards - located between Wasson and Erie)

How do I know what the road closures and detours will be?

The following areas will be closed to traffice all day and blocked off (4 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday):

  • Erie Avenue, starting at Zumstein (West of the Square) to Paxton (East of the Square)

The race race (listed below) will also be closed (partially or fully) on Saturday morning from  7:30am - 9:00am and then the race streets will re-open:

  • Starting on Erie Heading East (fully closed)
  • Left Paxton (right side closed down hill)
  • Right Portsmouth (fully closed)
  • Right Victoria (fully closed)
  • Left Raymar (fully closed)
  • Left Erie (right side closed heading east)
  • Right Delta (right side closed heading south)
  • Right Observatory (right side closed heading west)
  • Right Berry (fully closed)
  • Right Erie (fully closed)

After the morning runners clear the course, the main closure will be Erie Avenue from Zumstein through the Square to Paxton Ave.

What does my registration include?

4 mile run/walk registration includes tech shirt, beach towel, celebratory beer and food.

Kids registration includes:

  • Medal
  • T-shirt
  • Chocolate milk from Horizon Organic
  • Busken Bakery cookie
  • Airheads Candy
  • Piggy bank from Charles Schwab
  • A smoothie from Bee Well Pediatrics
I want to put together a team. How do I do that?

It's easy! Select "register today" from the homepage; select "4-mile run/walk" from the registration options; scroll and select "create a team" from the orange bar. 

Where will my race results be posted?

Participants can find their race results shortly after the race at this website.

What does the race course look like?

Click HERE to view the course map.

May I run with a stroller?

Strollers are permitted but we ask that all strollers start at the back of the pack to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our participants.

May I run with my dog?

Yes, but we ask that they remain on a leash and you remain toward the back of the crowd.

I never received a confirmation email, how can I tell if I am registered?

Spam filters love to block our confirmation emails. Please check your spam filter first. You are also welcome to email us at blast@thecurestartsnow.org and we can confirm the registration.

What time does the race start?

The 4 mile race will start at 7:30AM. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:00AM starting with the 2-3 year old age group.

How do I become a volunteer?

If you'd like to volunteer for the Hyde Park Blast, please click HERE.

I live in Hyde Park. Will I be able to get to my house?

Special consideration is given to all road closures so the residents have some form of accessibility to their homes. Homes along the event courses may not have direct access. These limitations are required to ensure safety for the participants.

I live near the event and plan on hosting a party.

Please share the road closure information with your guests so they can plan accordingly. Click here to see road closures. They may want to carpool or plan on arriving early enough for any possible delays. Also, please be aware that races are continually going on throughout the day so use caution when crossing roads.

How will residents be handled when trying to get to their homes by car?

All through traffic will be directed around the area to minimize the congestion for residents and event participants. Personnel will be stationed at strategic locations to answer questions and aide residents and participants with traffic related questions.

How do I get to one of the stores in the Hyde Park Square Area?

While there will not be meter parking spots available in the square during the entire day, we do encourage you to park in one of the public lots on Edwards (behind Arthur’s and behind US Bank across from Hyde Park school). All of our friends at the Hyde Park Square Business Association will be open during the day! Please don’t forget to bring your wallets and help us support the local businesses who help us fight cancer! Representatives of the Hyde Park Square Business Association and the Blast will be located around the event and at detours to help direct you to a parking spot and answer any questions regarding parking for customers and event participants.

Where can participants and spectators to park?

Parking in and near the event on side street will be difficult. Participants and spectators are encouraged to park in areas east of the event near Withrow High School and walk to the event. Additional parking will be provided in the merchants lots on the south side of the business district. Residential areas to the north of the square and south of Wasson will have stationed volunteers and traffic control barriers. Access will be restricted to residents in order to control through traffic congestion and parking bottlenecks on side streets.