The lottery for entry into the 2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk is now closed. Mail-in entries are also no longer being accepted.
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If you were not accepted to the 2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom through the lottery, you might want to consider the following alternatives:
Although the lottery has closed for 2014, you can still run the race and at the same time help treat sick children when you sign up to become a Charity Race Entry Participant. To qualify as a Charity Race Entry Participant, just raise $500 dollars for our official race charity, Credit Unions for Kids. Every dollar raised for Credit Unions for Kids will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, 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/cucherryblossom/.
The 2014 race marks the twelfth year Credit Unions have sponsored the run in support of Credit Unions for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over $6 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.
You can obtain a guaranteed entry for the 2015 race by volunteering for the 2014 race (plus a long-sleeved version of the official participant shirt). If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for the 2014 race, click on this link: http://www.cherryblossom.org/generalinfo/volunteer.php
Special Categories Eligible for Guaranteed Entries
Top open and age-group runners are eligible for special seeded numbers. Qualifying times for seeded runners are posted at http://www.cherryblossom.org/theraces/elite.php#seeded.
Seeded runners may be admitted up until March 1, 2014 closing and will be allowed to start the race in the second corral. Contact Seeded Runner Coordinator Drew Woodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you have completed the race 10 times either in a row or non-consecutively and do not get in through the lottery, you can gain a guaranteed “streaker” entry which will be accepted if submitted before February 1, 2014. If you are rejected in the lottery and feel you qualify, please send an email to email@example.com. If you are uncertain if you qualify, you can check your race history on our new All-time Searchable Database which can be accessed through the race website. Remember, please do not apply for streaker status unless you were rejected in the lottery.