Gatorade Endurance Formula and DrinkMore Water, courtesy of Navy Federal Credit Union, will be available on 15th Street immediately after the finish line and on the infield. Cabot packaged cheese squares and bananas will be provided in the infield only. These items are for the runners only; please limit yourself to one Cabot packaged cheese square and one banana.
Ran Well? Ring the Bell!
If you ran a personal best time or covered the distance for the first time (or something in between that brought a smile to your face), we invite you to ring our "Gold's Gym Ran Well Bell" and take a selfie at the Gold's Gym PR Bell next to the awards stage.
Family Reunion Area
There will be a family reunion area adjacent to the awards stage with signs with letter ranges to facilitate reunions. Lost children will be turned over to law enforcement officials and taken to the “security” tent located near the family reunion area.
If you pre-ordered a finisher’s medal, you will be able to pick it up at the Medal Distribution area located on the infield of the Washington Monument Grounds after the race. If you ordered an enhanced medal customized with your finishing time and place, you will pick-up your medal on race day, and will be mailed a medal strip containing personal time and place overall and in your age group by July 1. This strip can be adhered to the back of your medal. We cannot mail medals to individuals not claiming them on race day. If we have additional medals for sale after the race, we will post information about ordering them on the website.
Awards and Awards Ceremony; Starts at 10:00 A.M.
The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:00 A.M. on the Washington Monument Grounds with random prizes. At approximately 10:15 A.M. the following awards will be given out. 10-Mile: Top 10 open male and female runners; top 10 U.S. male and female runners; the overall male and female push-rim wheelchair athletes; and the top local male and female. 5K Run-Walk: Top male and female. (These are the only awards in the 5K Run-Walk.) Due to the prevalence of number switching, age group and team awards in the 10 Mile Run will not be awarded on race day. These awards will be mailed within two weeks after results are finalized on April 30 and will include the following men’s and women’s age groups: 19-and-under (3), 20-24 (5), 25-29 (5), 30-34 (5), 35-39 (5), 40-44 (5), 45-49 (5), 50-54 (5), 55-59 (5), 60-64 (5), 65-69 (5), 70-74 (5), 75-79 (3), 80-84 (1), 85-89 (1), 90+(1). Our policy is to allow duplicate awards.
The first place local man and woman will win trips to the 2016 PRRO Final at the Boilermaker 15K Road Race in Utica, NY on July 10. Local is defined as a person domiciled for at least the past two months in Washington, D.C.; Montgomery, Prince George’s or Howard counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William or Loudoun counties in Virginia; and Alexandria or Fairfax cities in Virginia.
Unofficial race day results will be posted on a bulletin board near the awards stage as they become available. Unofficial results will be available on the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race App (see “Important Announcements” section for details about downloading the app); at a Results Kiosk near the 10 mile awards stage, and on the race website, www.cherryblossom.org, not later than 8:00 P.M. Sunday evening. RunPix Results Display interactive results will be available on the website on Monday morning. If you feel there is an error in the results, you will find a form on the website which you can submit to the registrar. We will look into the matter and adjust the results if we find it is necessary. Any requests to review the results must be received before April 30. Results will be considered final after this date.
A link to the downloadable electronic publication containing complete race results, race stories, photos, and stats from this year’s race will be emailed to all finishers by the end of June. It will contain every finisher’s name, hometown, time and age-graded quotient which allows you to compare your performance with other runners of your age and gender. All-time searchable results of all finishers in the 10 mile since 1973 and in the 5K Run-Walk since 2006 (the first year the 5K Run-Walk was scored) are available on the website. 2016 results will be uploaded to this database by July 1.
If you are registered but do not pick up your T-shirt or upgrade shirt, you may have it mailed to you after race day for $6. Sizes will be limited to whatever stock is left after race day. After April 15, left-over shirts will be sold to runners making post-race requests. There are no refunds for unclaimed shirts. To request this mailing service, send written request, enclosing a copy of your confirming email and a check for $6 (payable to Cherry Blossom, Inc.) to: Credit Union Cherry Blossom T-Shirt, 4963 Elm St., Suite 106, Bethesda, MD 20814. Requests must be postmarked by May 1.
National Cherry Blossom Festival
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is part of Washington, DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival® (www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org). The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2016 Festival, March 20 – April 17, includes three spectacular weekends and two weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. The 2016 Festival commemorates the 104th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. 877.44.BLOOM. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Twitter: @CherryBlossFest//facebook.com/CherryBlossomFestival.
Saying "Thank You" or Expressing Any Concerns
Send your post-race praises, comments or suggestions to Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, 4963 Elm St., Suite 106, Bethesda, MD 20814 or by email to email@example.com. Another way to thank our sponsors is to use their products and services. As you leave, thank a volunteer and a uniformed U.S. Park Police officer, and dispose of your trash in an appropriate container.