The 13th Annual Hyde Park Blast is Saturday, June 28, 2014 to benefit The Cure Starts Now and Shemenski Foundation – two charities dedicated to raising money for cancer research and creating a support system for those fighting the disease.
This year’s Blast is jam-packed with events for people of all ages, including the 4-mile run through Hyde Park, starting at 7:30 a.m., followed by the kids’ races at 9 a.m., with the elite run race scheduled for 8 p.m.
Cycling races start in the early afternoon and continue throughout the day and into the evening. “The Hyde Park Blast Cycling Criterium Race has become one of the biggest races in the region, pulling racers in from more than 15 states,” Tim Humbert, Director and Cycling Coordinator, explains. “Also, with this being a short-course style race, fans can see the racers come through in multiple areas along the course, making this an especially fan-friendly race.”
The Block Party
The fun continues with the Block Party celebration, which kicks off at 1 p.m., including live music from three local acts, drinks, and food from local eateries, like Dewey’s Pizza and Taste of Belgium.
“It’s, hands down, the best event of the summer,” Kyle Neumann, of Norwood, says. “I love the positive atmosphere, the spirit and the block party. It’s an event for everyone!”
How to Register
Visit www.hydeparkblast.org to sign up online for the 4-mile run/walk or kids’ races. Race-day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at Hyde Park Square.
About the Hyde Park Blast
Co-founded by Cheryl Neiheisel and Chad Sims in 2001, The Blast is one of Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood events. Since then, more than $300,000 has been donated to CancerFree Kids, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Give Back Cincinnati, the Cancer Support Community, The Cure Starts Now and the Shemenski Foundation. Learn more about the event or how to get involved at www.hydeparkblast.org.