Sunday April 2nd, 2017
Distance: 10 Miles · 5K · Kids Race
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom is known as "The Runner's Rite of Spring" in the Nation's Capital. The staging area for the event is on the Washington Monument Grounds, and the course passes in sight of all of the major Washington, DC Memorials. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a consortium of 170 premier children's hospitals across the United States. About one-third of the funds raised support Washington, DC's own Children's National Medical Center ("Children's Hospital"). The event also funds two $5,000 Road Runners Club of America "Roads Scholar" grants designed to support up-and-coming U.S. distance running talent,
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk will be using a lottery system to select our 2017 race entries.
Here is how the lottery system will work. Prospective entrants will be able to register for the lottery during an 11-day period starting on Thursday, December 1 and extending through 11:59 P.M. on Monday, December 12 on the event website, www.cherryblossom.org. When registering, prospective entrants will complete and submit the entire entry form including the credit card information. However, credit cards will not be charged unless the applicant is selected. The entry fees for 2017 will be posted here when they become available.