I've been spending the week in Cincinnati visiting with my family and friends. Tomorrow I will be running the Hyde Park Blast for the second time.
"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 $260,000 has been donated to CancerFree Kids, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Cancer Support Community, The Cure Starts Now and Shemenski Foundation in addition to Give Back Cincinnati by the Blast."
This event lives up to its mission.
It starts at 8AM with the 4-mile run/walk.
Then throughout the day there are kids races, ice cream and footlong eating contests,
as well as all kinds of FREE exercise demos and classes
from race sponsors including Lululemon.
The evening events include cycling races and the elite 5K run.
The block party kicks off at 6PM with Cincinnati cover band The Gamut
followed by national act Cowboy Mouth.
The course has changed since I last ran this race, so I am hoping for a better time.
(they eliminated a nasty hill)
No matter what, I'm sure I will be having a blast!
|2007 - taken by my dad|
Do you run races when you travel?