Statement on Status of Virtual Run Performances and on Future "Runnings" and "Anniversaries"

We've received lots of questions about the impact of cancellation on our ongoing statistical record keeping, specifically in regards to the Virtual Runs, streaks and 100 Mile Club membership. Here are the answers.

Virtual Run Results and the All-Time Searchable Database

Results from the 2020 Virtual Run will be included in the All-Time Searchable Database with a notation that these results were from a Virtual Run held due to the cancellation of the 2020 10 mile and 5K Run-Walk because of the COVID-19 virus.

100 Mile Club

Results from the 2020 Virtual Run will count towards membership in the 100 Mile Club.

Status of the 48th Running

The cancellation of the 48th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk scheduled for April 5, 2020 means that the 48th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk will now take place on April 11, 2021. This will synchronize our "running" and "anniversary." Our future schedule will be as follows:

48th Running and 48th Anniversary: April 11, 2021
49th Running and 49th Anniversary: April 3, 2022
50th running and 50th Anniversary: April 2, 2023

Status of Ben Beach's (and anyone else's) Streak

The organizers invite Bethesda's Bennett Beach to participate in the Virtual Run being held this year, but he does not have to complete it in order for his status as the only individual to have finished every edition of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom to remain intact. Since the 48th running of the race basically has been postponed a year, his streak will remain intact if he completes the 2021 race. The same principle applies to all of our other streakers.