Straight Street Hill Climb
The Straight Street Hill Climb™, the most grueling sub-mile race on the planet, is scheduled for Sunday Nov. 18. Begun some 36 years ago by the Clifton Track Club, the oxygen-depleting sprints up the city’s steepest inclines is back and so is the bike challenge.
The races are a fundraising event for the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby, which usually directs its efforts at going fast downhill.
“It’s two minutes of self-inflicted torture!” said Doug Newberry, president of the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby, referring to the average winning time for the running event.
The Soap Box Derby will award the prestigious King of the Hill trophy to the fastest runner and cyclist for the day.
Registration fee for the event is $10, or $20 with a race T-shirt. The single entry fee allows you to run or pedal up the hill — or both — if you want to do “The Double”
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