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, September 24
- Friday, September 25
Event day packet pick-up is Saturday, September 26 starting at 6:30AM at the CSN tent right in Hyde Park Square near the corner of Erie and Edwards.
Schedule of Events - Saturday, September 26
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 September 22.
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 27! 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.