Hyde Park Blast raises money for cancer research

The annual Hyde Park Blast was held Saturday. It raises money to fund the fight against cancer. (WKRC)

HYDE PARK, Ohio (WKRC) - On Saturday, you can help raise money for cancer research and have a lot of fun doing it.

The annual Hyde Park Blast has been raising money to fund the fight against cancer since 2001. It's a fun way for the community to get together, have a good time, be active and support a good cause all at once.

There are several races taking place Saturday, including a four-mile walk and run, a kids run and cycling races. The four-mile walk and run also added the Medpace Final Mile where participants compete to run the fastest final mile. Awards will be given based on age categories.

After the races, there will be a big block party with music, drinks and food at Hyde Park Square until midnight. At 7 p.m., there is also the Chariot Chase where teams build chariots and race around Hyde Park Square.

The Hyde Park Blast's ambassador this year is 2-year-old Myles Baughman, who was diagnosed with DIPG in 2016, making him one of the youngest documented cases of DIPG.

All proceeds go directly to The Cure Starts Now and the Karen Wellington Foundation.

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