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.

Online registration for Congressional staffers (teams and individuals) will open on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. and will remain open through 11:59 P.M. on Thursday, February 28.

If you have any questions regarding the Capitol Hill Competition, or difficulties using the site, please contact Sarah Turner at chc@cherryblossom.org.

Capitol Hill Competition Packet Pickup

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Capitol Hill packet pick-up will take place Thursday, April 4 at the Capitol Visitors' Center, Room 201A-B. 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 runner Deena Kastor, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon and American women's recordholder, 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.

Finally, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer to help with the race,  you can sign up starting on December 1 by going to our Volunteer Sign-up page

Entry Fees:

Individual Ten Mile entry - $47
Individual 5K entry - $37
Congressional Team entry - $20

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.


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 (the 10 mile has a 2:20:00 time limit for finishers.) 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 5K Run-Walk is limited to individuals who have pre-registered. Online registration for Congressional staffers (teams and individuals) will open on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. and will remain open through 11:59 P.M. on Thursday, February 28.

The 5K Run-Walk will begin at 8:40 A.M. on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019.


Capitol Hill Cup

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run includes a Capitol Hill Competition among the House and Senate Congressional offices. Each year, Congressional staffers enter this time-honored tradition to compete for the Capitol Hill Cup, which is awarded to the team with the fastest combined time. The winning team’s name is etched on the trophy, which is held in that team's Congressional office until the next declared team winner. The runners who make up the winning team also receive personal plaques in recognition of their individual race time, as do the two runner-up teams (one from the House and one from the Senate). Other awards are given to the team with the best name and to individual runners (no team affiliation) with the fastest time in both the male and female Congressional category. Last year over 500 Capitol Hill staffers participated in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom race.


Honorary Race Chairs

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

Last year over 100 Members of Congress signed on in name only to support the race that helps sick children across America. (Click Here for the 2018 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 https://www.capitolhillcompetition.org/.