The Basics
Saturday, March 31 - Arlington, VA
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Race Expo, Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202

Sunday, April 1 - West Potomac Park, Washington, DC
7:40 a.m. - Advanced Start: For physically challenged athletes only
7:50 a.m. - Elite Women's Advance Start
7:59 a.m. - Wheelchair Athletes' Start
8:00 a.m. - Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
8:30 a.m. - Kids' 1K Fun Run
8:45 a.m. - Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K Run

Advance Start for Physically-challenged Athletes

The 7:40 A.M. advance start is limited to physically challenged runners only. Please submit a letter requesting inclusion in the physically-challenged start and state the nature of your disability. Able-bodied walkers who expect to take longer than 2:20 to complete the race should register for the 5K Run-Walk instead.

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K Run Walk

This event is designed for individuals who don't wish to attempt 10 miles, or for walkers and relaxed-pace runners who feel they would take longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete 10 miles. This year, all 5K entrants receive the same amenities as the 10 milers, including the official race t-shirt, their overall times and places in the event, and post-race food and drink. 

Unlike previous years where 5K Run Walk participants could sign up on race day, this year the 5K is limited to individuals who have pre-registered. Registration for this event will open simultaneously with registration for the Ten Mile Run. See Entry Information for details.

The 5K Run Walk will begin at 8:45 on Sunday, Apr. 1, 2007. 

Getting to the Race

Race participants may drive to the vicinity of the race site, but parking is extremely tight, so we strongly recommend that you take an alternative form of transportation. Shuttle buses will operate from the Crystal Gateway Marriott (our host hotel). The Metro will open early for the race (6 a.m.), and shuttle buses will run from the Metro Center (Red Line) and L'Enfant Plaza (Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green Lines) stations to the race site in West Potomac Park. 

Click Here for complete details on all transportation options.

PRRO Championship Circuit

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run is a member of the 2007 Professional Road Running Organization circuit culminating in the PRRO Race of Champions at the 2007 Peachtree Road Race 10k in Atlanta, GA on July 4, 2007. 

Seeding Times Required

In order to ensure a safe start in the 10-mile, we will be lining up runners into four corrals by ability. All entrants must provide a past 10-mile time (or a projected time based on a 10K time). Individuals not submitting a time will be placed in the slowest time group. 

Time Limit

Due to the large number of tourists in town for the cherry blossoms, we can only keep the course open for a maximum of 2 hours and 20 minutes after the 8:00 A.M. start. If you cannot complete the course in under this time limit, do not enter the Ten Mile run; enter the 5K Run Walk instead. 

T-Shirts and Amenities

Participant short-sleeved cotton or heavy-weight 50-50 T-shirts are given to all 10-mile and 5K entrants. Shirts must be picked up Saturday, March 31 or Sunday, April 1. Shirts are not mailed to no shows.

“Upgrade” short-sleeved CoolCat Technical Performance Tee: These popular T-shirts with the same design as the participant shirts may be ordered on this entry form for an additional $16. These shirts will not be offered for sale at the expo or on race day. Runners ordering the “Upgrades” will pick them up at packet pick-up on Saturday or Sunday. 

Note: Upgrade shirts replace the cotton participant shirts.

Post-race refreshments and random prizes at the awards ceremony starting at 10:15 A.M. in West Potomac Park.


We will need over 500 volunteers to conduct the 2007 event. All volunteers will receive the official long-sleeved volunteer t-shirt and a transferable guaranteed entry (at prevailing entry fee) into the 2008 race. Click here for more information or to sign up to volunteer


Runner numbers may not be transferred. For everyone’s safety do not participate with a dog, baby stroller, or racing stroller. No skates or wearing of headphones are permitted.


The normal temperature at race time is in the 40F to 50F range. 

Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.

Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc., a partnership of credit unions and affiliated organizations, is the title sponsor of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run. Proceeds from the run benefit the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 Children’s Hospitals throughout North America.

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives owned by those who use its services. Funds are federally insured, but unlike banks, there are no stockholders at credit unions, so earnings are returned to member-owners in the form of lower loan rates, higher savings rates, and low or no-fee products and services. Credit unions are chartered to serve groups that share a common bond. Nearly 9,000 credit unions with assets exceeding $720 billion serve 88 million Americans.

To find out if you’re eligible to join credit union:

 Ask your employer – you may be eligible by virtue of your place of employment.

 Ask your family members – you may be eligible to join as a relative.

 Look in your community – many churches, clubs or professional societies offer access to credit unions as a benefit of membership.

To check your eligibility for a credit union near you, go to: or

Advance Start


5K Run Walk

Getting to the Race

PRRO Circuit

Seeding Times Required

Time Limit





Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.