About the Blast

The Hyde Park Blast was co-founded by Cheryl Neiheisel and Chad Sims, both Hyde Park residents, as a way for the community to have fun, be active and raise money for a good cause – the fight against cancer.

Since 2001, more than $600,000 has been donated to Cincinnati cancer charities including The Cure Starts Now and Karen Wellington Foundation.


Packet Pick-up Information

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

  • Thursday, June 27
  • Friday, June 28

Event day packet pick-up is Saturday, June 29 starting at 6:30AM at the CSN tent right in Hyde Park Square near the corner of Erie and Edwards.


 

Schedule of Events - Saturday, June 29

6:30 AM - REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP

Near the corner of Erie and Edwards; look for the tall yellow flags

7:30 AM - 4 MILE RUN/WALK BEGINS

Run or walk the 4-mile course, a scenic and challenging loop that starts just west of Hyde Park Square, winds through historic Hyde Park and ends in the Square. 

9:00 AM - KIDS FUN RUNS BEGIN

Get your kids active and out of the house! Bring them to the Blast and let them run around Hyde Park Square while friends and family cheer them on.

1:00 PM - CYCLING RACES BEGIN

The Hyde Park Blast cycling races have become the largest one-day competitive road cycling event in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Online registration will open March 17 and close June 23. 

3:00 PM - BEER, WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL BEGINS

We're mixing up our afternoon and evening party this year, introducing our first-ever Beer, Wine and Food Festival! We'll have more than 60 varieties of beer and wine. Stay tuned, as we'll share more details in the coming weeks, including ticket prices, food vendors - and more! In the meantime, mark your calendar for June 29! The festival starts at 3 p.m. Bands TBD.

8:30 PM - PRO 1/2/3 MENS CYCLING RACE

Watch the excitement as the pro cyclers take on Hyde Park Square.