Are you ready for the biggest Summer Celebration in Cincinnati?

The OTR 5K, a Summer Celebration presented by the OTR Chamber of Commerce and Central Parkway YMCA, is happening this weekend!

Friday May 18 will kick off the activities with Neighborhood Night! This will give you a chance to pick up your race packets at the OTR YMCA. Then you can join the fun at Washington Park (1230 Elm St Cincinnati) for the very first Neighborhood Night!

Sponsors from The Garage OTR, Cincy Red Bike, and the Pedal Wagon Cincinnati will be giving free neighborhood tours, and Art on Vine will be hosting their May event at Washington Park. Enjoy local food, arts, and activities, meet some of your fellow neighbors, and celebrate the beautiful city!

Saturday May 19 the 12th Annual OTR 5K Run/Walk will take place at 9 a.m., beginning from Washington Park.

Kick-off the City Flea summer season! Live bands will be providing entertainment in the bandstand from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. And a Kids Race will be held for the little ones on the South Lawn (at a TBA time).

You can register for the OTR 5K online at

Race registration includes a timed 5K run through OTR’s nationally-renowned historic neighborhood, a mini-waffle, drink ticket, option for bag drop (with draw-string bag provided) and a post-race summer celebration including 513 City Flea, live entertainment and more!

Don’t miss this Summer Celebration!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.