Health and Fitness Expo
Friday, April 1, 3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 2, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Washington Monument Grounds
7:20 A.M. - Elite Women's Start
7:30 A.M. - Ten Mile Start
8:40 A.M. - 5K Run-Walk Start
9:30 A.M. - 1/2 Mile Kids' Run Start
The Ten Mile will use a wave start again this year. Runners will be assigned to a color-coded starting corral based on previous race times. Colors on bib numbers will match starting corrals. There will be six waves of approximately 2,500 runners each. The waves will start at three to five minute intervals. Runners outside the top 25 males and females will be scored on net times.
This event 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 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. All runners will be scored on net times. Only the first male and first female finisher will receive recognition; there will be no other 5K awards. All 5K runners must finish and be off the course no later than 9:45 A.M.
The 5K Run Walk will begin at 8:40 A.M. on Sunday, April 3.
The 1/2 Mile fun run is for kids ages 5 to 12. The run starts after the 10 Miler is underway and is on a loop course, closely monitored by sentries. Pre-registration is required. The entry fee is $10.00. All participants will receive a t-shirt, and all finishers will receive a custom made medal.
The Kids' Run 1/2 Mile will begin at 9:30 A.M. on Sunday, April 3.
For information on riding Metro or driving to the start, visit http://www.cherryblossom.org/generalinfo/gettingtorace.php
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is a member of the 2015-2016 Professional Road Running Organization circuit.
Runner Bib Number
Pin your bib number on the front of your shirt or shorts. Your bib number must be visible at all times during the race or you may be subject to disqualification. Please complete the important emergency medical and contact information on the back of the bib and make note of the special discount coupon from Potomac River Running, our official retail partner.
Both the 5K and the Ten Mile Run will be scored using the B-Tag. When you pick up your packet at the Health and Fitness Expo, you will receive a bib number with the B-tag attached. The B-tag remains on the back of your number. Do not remove it. You must wear your B-Tag during the race or you will not be scored. The B-Tags are single-use, but can be recycled after the race as part of your bib number.
In order to ensure a safe start in the 10 Mile, we will be lining up runners into six corrals based on previous race times. All entrants must provide a past 10-mile time (or a projected time based on a 10K time). Individuals not submitting a time will be placed in the slowest time group.
Due to the large number of tourists in town for the cherry blossoms, we can only keep the course open for a maximum of 2 hours and 20 minutes after the 7:30 A.M. start. If you cannot complete the course in under this time limit, switch to the 5K Run-Walk instead.
Participant short-sleeved T-shirts are given to all 10 Mile and 5K entrants. All shirts must be picked up Friday, April 1 or Saturday, April 2 at the Health and Fitness Expo. Shirts will not be distributed at the race site on Sunday, April 3. Shirts can be mailed to no-shows for $6.00. Information on getting your shirt mailed to you will be posted on the race website at www.cherryblossom.org after the race.
Post-race refreshments and random prizes will be available at the awards ceremony following the race in the 10 Mile staging area. Post-race refreshments will also be available in the 5K staging area.
We will need over 1,400 volunteers to conduct the 2016 event. All volunteers will receive the official long-sleeved volunteer t-shirt and a transferable guaranteed entry (at prevailing entry fee) into the 2017 race. Click here for more information or to sign up to volunteer.
For everyone’s safety, running with a dog, baby stroller, racing stroller, or headphones is NOT permitted.
The normal temperature at race time is in the 40F to 50F range.
America’s Credit Unions working together…
Each year, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C. brings together credit unions from across the country with a shared vision of fund raising and helping children. The proceeds from this event support the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is a non-profit international organization that helps to treat millions of children across the U.S. and Canada.
Not only will credit unions work together this year to support the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, but they will continue to work even harder to reach and support their own communities. Among the many special services credit unions provide is the outreach they have in their communities, and in today’s economic environment a credit union’s financial services may be your best choice for a financial partner!
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