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. Hyde Park Blast is also a Best of the East winner.

Hyde Park Square
Cincinnati, OH
June 29, 2024
7:00 AM - 11:00 pm
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Event Details

Hyde Park Blast: June 29, 2024


Event Schedule:

7:30 AM                  4-mile Run/Walk
9:00 AM                  Kids Fun Run
12:45 PM                Cycling Begins
4:00 PM                  Block Party
4:00-7:00PM          Stays in Vegas
8:30 PM                   Pro 1/2/3 Mens Cycling
8:00 PM-11:00 PM    DV8


4 Mile Run/Walk

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

Registration for the 4-mile run/walk race can be made online or day of the event. Registrations made after June 14 are not guaranteed shirt size.

$40 early bird price until April 1st
regular price after April 1st
after June 27th


Race Results 

Run/walk results:  2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2019  |  2018  |  2017

Kids Fun Run

Join us as we cheer on your Blast kid to cross the finish line!  Depending on the number of kids in each age group, we will have multiple waves to ensure a fun and safe event for each competitor.

Race day kids run registration is $20. Every participant of the run will receive a t-shirt and after race snack. Registrations made after June 14 are not guaranteed shirt size. 

Estimated race length:

2-3 Year Olds (.1 Mile)
4-6 Year Olds (.2 Mile)
7-9 Year Olds (.5)
10-13 Year Olds (.7 Mile)


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Packet Pickup Information

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Hyde Park Blast can't happen without all of our incredible volunteers! You can sign up for various parts of the day that best fits your schedule.

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Hyde Park Blast Ambassador

Cece Sharp - 2023 AMBASSADOR

CeCe is a 6 year old who is the most loving sister to two younger siblings, Lillie and Rose. Being the oldest, she is the leader of the pack and loves to let Mom know when someone is not following the rules. Her newest obsession is playing golf with her Dad and when asked how she would describe herself, she says, "I love animals, although I am not too pleased with Donald," - Donald is her standard poodle who tends to get in her way pretty often.

CeCe is a year into her fight against DIPG and takes her treatments in stride. She attended kindergarten as much as she could, this past year in between her clinical trials and hopes to have a summer filled with swimming, going to as many parks and playgrounds as possible and spending time with her besties. When she is at home, you will most certainly find her painting or creating a beautiful piece of art as she plans to be an artist when she grows up. Her name, Crescentia, means "to grow" and we plan to see her grow and blossom despite this diagnosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 parking be available?

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

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

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

Morning Run Course Closures:

Erie Ave Closed from Hyde Park Square to Paxton Ave = 4am 6/24 - 1am 6/25

Paxton Ave from Erie to Wasson = 7am - 8:30am 

Victoria Ave from Paxton to Erie = 7am - 8:30am

Portsmouth Ave from Paxton to Erie = 7am - 8:30am

Raymar Ave from Victoria to Erie = 7am - 8:30am

Bayard Ave from Victoria to Erie = 7am - 8:30am

Wasson (eastbound only) from Paxton to Marburg = 7am - 8:30am

Marburg (southbound only) from Wasson to Erie = 7am - 9:00am

Erie (westbound only) from Marburg to Hyde Park Square = 7am - 9:00am

Additional Block Party/Bike Closures:

Erie Closed Completely from Zumstein to Paxton = 4am 6/24 - 1am 6/25

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. 

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 [email protected] and we can confirm the registration.

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.

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.

2024 Sponsors

We couldn't make the Hyde Park Blast happen without our sponsors! Thank you for your continued support!

Interested in becoming a sponsor this year?

Download the form


Bike Race Sponsors

Heatwave Pools

Associate Sponsors

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Booth Sponsors

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Contact Us

The Blast is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is run by a volunteer board:

Cheryl Koopman 
Dan Lee 
Doug Huff 
Kyndal Michel Marks
Jonathan Bennie 

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If you’d like to get involved, have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at:


Hyde Park Blast
PO Box 8485
Cincinnati, OH 45208


[email protected]

Event photos

We have several photographers capturing all the events at the Hyde Park Blast. Follow the links to check them out!

2019 Photos and Videos: