FAQs

Where Can I get my race results?

For results prior to 2017, please select the 2017 link and use the menu to change the event year.

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

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

  • Thursday, September 24 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Friday, September 25 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Packet pick-up on race day will begin at 3:00PM at the CSN tent right in Hyde Park Square near the corner of Erie and Edwards. Kids race registration for $20 will be available at the same time and place. 

Can a friend pick up 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 a water stop near Coffee Emporium.

Where will 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 traffic 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 course (listed below) will also be closed (partially or fully) on Saturday Evening from  6:00PM - 7:30PM and then the race streets will re-open:

  • Starting on Erie Heading East (fully closed to Paxton)
  • Left Paxton (right side closed down hill)
  • Right Victoria (fully closed)
  • Right Raymar (fully closed)
  • Left Portsmouth (fully closed)
  • Right Paxton to Wasson (right side)
  • Right Wasson (right side closed heading east)
  • Right Marburg (right side closed heading south
  • Right Erie (right side closed heading south and west to Square)
What does my registration include?

4-mile run/walk registration includes 20th anniversary hoodie as well as celebratory beer and snacks.

Kids registration includes:

  • T-shirt
  • Medal
  • Snack
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 Kids Fun Run will begin at 4:00PM starting with the 2-3 year old age group. The 4-mile race will start at 6:00PM. 

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.