About the Blast

The Hyde Park Blast was co-founded by Cheryl Koopman 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 $500,000 has been donated to Cincinnati cancer charities including The Cure Starts Now and Karen Wellington Foundation.


Packet Pick-up Information

Packet pick-up and late registration will be at Thursday and Friday June 28-29 at Fleet Feet Sports in Oakley (3235 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209; 513-321-7555) time TBD.


 

Schedule of Events - Saturday June 30

6:30 AM - REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP

Near corner of Erie and Edwards, look for 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.

12:00 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 17th and close June 23rd. 

4:00 PM - BLOCK PARTY BEGINS

Join a few thousand of your friends for the best Block Party of the summer – and it's sure to be a BLAST! We'll be dancing, eating, drinking and celebrating as we cheer on the cyclists ...and chariots...as they circle Hyde Park Square. Bands TBA.

7:00 PM - CHARIOT RACES BEGINS

You heard it right... chariot race. Grab 2 of your friends, construct a chariot and race to around Hyde Park Square.

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

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

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