Entry Options

If you were not accepted to the 2012 Credit Union Cherry Blossom through the lottery, you might want to consider the following alternatives:

Become a Charity Fundraiser

You can help treat sick children and qualify as a Charity Race Entry Participant, by raising $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 www.cucherryblossomfundraising.org.

The 2012 race marks the eleventh year Credit Unions have sponsored the run in support of Credit Unions for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over $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.

Volunteer Entries

You can obtain a guaranteed entry for the 2013 race by volunteering for the 2012 race (plus a long-sleeved version of the official participant shirt) If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for the 2012 race, click on this link: http://www.cherryblossom.org/generalinfo/volunteer.php

Special Categories Eligible for Guaranteed Entries

Seeded Runners

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, 2012 closing and will be allowed to start the race in the second corral. To be considered send verifiable credentials to Chan Robbins at seededrunners@cherryblossom.org.


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, 2012. If you are rejected in the lottery and feel you qualify, please send an email to streaker@cherryblossom.org. 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 are rejected in the lottery. Streaker requests received before the lottery results are posted will not be considered.