The lottery for entry into the 2017 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk is now closed.
To Those Who Gained Entry, Congratulations!
We look forward to seeing you on the starting line on April 2.
If you failed to gain entry to this year's race, we are very sorry, and we hope that you will try again next year. If you still want the chance to run this year, though, we hope you will consider becoming a Charity Race Entry Participant and helping to raise money for Credit Unions for Kids. To qualify as a Charity Race Entry Participant, you need to raise $500 dollars--either on your own or by creating a fundraising team--for our official race charity, Credit Unions for Kids. Every dollar raised for Credit Unions for Kids will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network, a network of 170 non profit children’s hospitals located across North America.
For more information about becoming a Charity Race Entry Participant, please go to our official fundraising website at http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/cherryblossom/.
The 2017 race marks the sixteenth year Credit Unions have sponsored the run in support of Credit Unions for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over $7.5 million dollars for children’s hospitals has been raised during this time. Join thousands of runners and over a hundred Credit Unions and Credit Union partners to help provide local kids with state-of-the-art care, cutting edge research and treatment for every disease and injury imaginable. Remember, all funds you raise go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports your community.
Kids' Run Registration
Kids' Run Registration will NOT open until January 9, 2017. It will not be held in conjunction with registration for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K Run-Walk. Visit http://www.cherryblossom.org/theraces/kidsrun.php for details on the Kids' Run, which will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 A.M. at the National Building Museum (in conjunction with the Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pickup).
Volunteer and Seeded Runner Entries
All 2016 volunteers should have received information on how to obtain their guaranteed entries. If you have not received your guaranteed entry code and instructions (be sure to check your spam folder too!!), please contact Volunteer Coordinator Nita Roncone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals with guaranteed entries do not need to enter the lottery. These entries must be submitted before February 28, 2017, and they are transferable. If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer for the 2017 race, visit http://www.cherryblossom.org/generalinfo/volunteer.php (regular volunteer signup starts on December 1; medical volunteer signup will begin later).
The same policies as in the past will apply for “Seeded” runners. Qualifying standards for seeded runners are posted on the event website. Contact Seeded Runner Coordinator Kevin McHale at email@example.com for details.
One Hundred Mile Club
One Hundred Mile Club members must have entered the lottery. One Hundred Mile Club members have completed at least 100 miles in any combination of the 10 mile or the 5K results (i.e. 10 completions of the 10 mile equals 100 miles; 9 completions of the 10 mile and four completions of the 5K equals 102 miles, etc.), either in a row or non-consecutively. If you are a One Hundred Mile Club member and you did not get in through the lottery, you can gain a guaranteed "One Hundred Mile Club" entry, which will be accepted if submitted before February 1, 2017. If you are rejected in the lottery and feel you qualify, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are uncertain if you qualify, you can check your status on the revised All-Time Searchable database, available at http://www.cballtimeresults.org/. Remember, please do not apply for a "One Hundred Mile Club" guaranteed entry unless you are rejected in the lottery. One Hundred Mile Club requests received before the lottery results are posted will not be considered.
Guaranteed Entries for 2017 Through Teens Run DC
Guaranteed entries also are available through our partnership with Teens Run DC. TRDC is recruiting Mentors now for the 2016–17 season! TRDC partners with DC Public Schools to empower underserved middle and high school youth through a mentoring and distance running program. Run or walk with a student and together you will set and achieve goals for training, racing, and life.
Mentors commit to participating in Saturday morning group runs with their Mentees; maintaining contact with their Mentees during the week; and attending TRDC races, events, and monthly Mentor Training sessions.
For more information and to apply, go to http://www.teensrundc.org/get-involved/volunteers/, or contact email@example.com.
Nearly all of the communications regarding the race will be done via email. Due to the high volume of emails, we cannot take time to fill out forms to get our messages past personal spam filters. To help make sure that our emails will reach you and will not be treated as spam, you should add the following email addresses to your "white list" or "safe senders" list or however your particular email program allows you to indicate particular email addresses that you want to receive email from:
Note: If you have ever requested to be removed from our mailing list for any reason, our email program does not allow us to add you back in. You will have to sign yourself up again. Just visit our Email Notification Signup page. If you have a problem, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.