Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk Capitol Hill Competition

Welcome to the special Congressional  Registration website for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Congressional Registration for the 2018 Race Is Now Closed.

About the Ten Mile Run

The 10 mile is held on a flat, fast course with five water and aid stations on the course. Entrants must complete the 10 mile in under 2:20:00 net time. The 10 mile will start at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

About the 5K Run-Walk

The 5K Run-Walk 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. All 5K Run-Walk 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. The time limit for the 5K is 65 minutes, or 21 minutes per mile for 3.1 miles.

The 5K Run-Walk is limited to individuals who have pre-registered.

The 5K Run-Walk will begin at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Capitol Hill Competition

Award Categories

Capitol Hill Competition:  The Capitol Hill Competition is a proud and spirited team event open exclusively to the staff offices, agencies, and committees serving the House and Senate. Each team registers to compete in either the House or the Senate division. Awards are given to the top three teams in each division. Additionally, each individual runner on each of those top three teams receives their own plaque.

Fastest Overall Male and Female Finishers in the Capitol Hill Competition: Within the Capitol Hill Competition, honors will go to the fastest overall male and female finishers in both the House and Senate divisions. All Capitol Hill Competition runners are eligible for this award, whether they are registered individually or as a member of a team.

Best Team Name: Special team awards will be presented for the best team name: one for the Senate Team Division and one for the House Team Division. We encourage team captains to create team names that incorporate the name of the Member of Congress or committee that the team is representing. The Best Team name awards will be presented after race day, on a date to be determined. Click here to view a list of previous team name award winners.

Capitol Hill Competition Packet Pickup

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Capitol Hill packet pick-up will take place Thursday, April 4 in Room 201AB of the Capitol Visitors' Center. There will be a press conference at 10:45 A.M. to announce how much money the 2019 event has raised for Children's Miracle Network, followed at 11:30 A.M. by packet pick-up and a chance to meet elite American distance runners Deena Kastor, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon and American women's recordholder, and Stanley Kebenei, the 2017 men's champion, for some last minute racing advice, autographs and photos. The packet pick-up will take place between 11:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Team captains will be able to confirm your teams as well.

Race Day Capitol Hill Competition Tent

On race day, we hope you will stop by the Capitol Hill Competition tent located on the Washington Monument Grounds before and after your run. Click Here for the location of the tent.


If you are looking for general race information and can't find it here in the Capitol Hill Competition website, please visit the Main Credit Union Cherry Blossom Website.

If you have any questions regarding the Capitol Hill Competition, please contact Sarah Turner at

Finally, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer to help with the race,  you can sign up by going to our Volunteer Sign-up page

Honorary Race Chairs

Is Your Member of Congress an Honorary Chair for the 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race?

Last year over 200 Members of Congress signed on in name only to support the race that helps sick children across America. (Click Here for the current 2019 list of Honorary Race Chairs). If your Member of Congress is not signed on as an Honorary Chair for the 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race, please consider asking him or her to lend their support to this important cause. Members of Congress are not obligated to participate or assist with the race; their name will simply be listed among others on our website and in the 2019 race results publication. To learn about or to sign on as an Honorary Chair, please visit