Frequently Asked Questions

HPB Start FAQ PageWhat does my registration include?
4 mile run/walk registration includes tech shirt, runner giveaway, celebratory beer and food. Kids registration includes t-shirt and awards and snack upon finishing.   

I want to put together a team. How do I do that?
It's easy! Click the blue "Create A Team" button on the homepage and follow the steps.  

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.

Where do I pick up my race packet?
Packet pick-up and late registration will be at Fleet Feet Sports in Oakley (3235 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209; 513-321-7555) on Thursday, June 22 from 10 AM-7 PM and on Friday, June 23 from 10 AM-7 PM. Packet pick-up on race morning will begin at 6:30AM at the CSN event rig in Hyde Park Square. 

Can a friend pickup my packet for me?
Not a problem, though make sure your friend knows your address for identification purposes.

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 and we can confirm the registration.

What time does the race start? 
The 4 mile race will start at 7:30AM. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:00AM starting with the 2-3 year old age group.  

How do I become a volunteer? 
If you'd like to volunteer for the 2017 Hyde Park Blast, please click HERE.

How do I know what the road closures and detours will be? 
Check out the road closure information HERE. There are specific closures and detours throughout the daylong event depending upon the time of day. We advise you to review each map for specifics that may relate to your address or desired destination.

Are the roads closed all day? 
No. Due to the different events and their respective times the road closures vary during the day. For more specifics see the detailed map of the road closures.

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.