Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fitness Friday: Home Runs

 
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.

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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.

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The evening events include cycling races and the elite 5K run.

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The block party kicks off at 6PM with Cincinnati cover band The Gamut 
followed by national act Cowboy Mouth.

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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?



19 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun event!!! Good luck! I usually don't do races when I travel mostly because the hubs would not be thrilled! However, I plan to get at least one in while I'm in RI!

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  2. Sounds like a great event. Love that it goes all day. I love to race when I travel--in fact, I always check to see if there is a race when I am going somewhere! Good luck.

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  3. I don't travel as much as I'd like to, but I always check to see if there's a race that coincides with my plans. Last year, I ran the Rock The Crossroads 5K when I was in Kansas City for a convention, and it made for a fantastic experience. Have fun with the Blast!

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    1. I think it's fun especially when it's somewhere new. Hope you get to add one to your calendar soon!

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  4. What a cool race! I love when races coincide with travels... it's so nice to get a change of scenery and new race experience. There's one 5 mile race I'm considering while we're in PA in August. Enjoy the Blast!

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  5. What a fun event. I love running races when I travel, it is such a great way to explore new areas :)

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    1. Me too! And even though this is a hometown run for me, it's fun to do because of all the festivities!!

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  6. Hey good luck with your race tomorrow. It sounds like it's going to be fun!
    Yeah sometimes we travel and race. Or do we travel just to get to the race? Hmm....I'm thinking there's an important distinction there :)

    ❀Barbara❀
    My Running Shortz

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  7. I wanted to run the HPB this year but unfortunately the date didn't' work with the family calendar. Next year!

    I live in Cinci. If you're ever back in town for a race we can plan a blogger meet-up.

    Would you mind helping me spread the word about Fitness Friday? Please include the Fitness Friday button in your post or on your sidebar. Thanks a bunch!

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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    1. Aw, would have been fun to meet you!

      I'm happy to share FF...I've been displaying your button on my sidebar ;)

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  8. How fun this looks! I look at races to see if they are possible when we travel - but so far it hasn't worked out. I have plans to make it happen one of these days because it sounds like such a cool thing to do!

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    1. You should definitely keep trying! Lots of fun ;)

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  9. Yes! This is a new favorite of mine. I'm running a 5 mile 4th of July race in Boston this week, and will be running races in Anaheim, CA and Orlando, FL later this year. I'm now working my vacations around races

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