Capitol Hill Competition Info
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk Capitol Hill Competition
Welcome to the special Congressional Registration website for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk. The Credit Union Cherry Blossom will be held in-person on September 12, 2021!
Capitol Hill Registration is now CLOSED.
We will hold our traditional Capitol Hill Team and Individual Competition as part of our IN-PERSON 10 Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk on September 12, 2021. While nothing can be completely certain with COVID-19, we are optimistic that there will be a vaccine in wide enough distribution for the event to take place safely in-person at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation to make sure that the race can proceed in a safe manner.
If cancellation of the in-person race does occur, registrants will have several options on what happens with their entry fees.
CLICK HERE for the 2021 race cancellation policy
About the Ten Mile Run
The 10 mile is held on a flat, fast course with five water and aid stations on the course. Entrants must complete the 10 mile in under 2:20:00 net time. The 10 mile will start at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
The 5K Run-Walk 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 Run-Walk 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. The time limit for the 5K is 65 minutes, or 21 minutes per mile for 3.1 miles.
The 5K Run-Walk will begin at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Capitol Hill Competition
Congressional Cup: To the fastest House or Senate Team
House Division: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place plaques and one award for BEST TEAM NAME
Senate Division: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place plaques and one award for BEST TEAM NAME
Open Division: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place plaques and one award for BEST TEAM NAME
Capitol Hill Competition Packet Pickup
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Capitol Hill packet pick-up will take place in the Auditorium at the Expo at the National Building Museum:
- Friday, September 10 from 3:00 P.M. – 8 P.M. (Bib pick-up closes at 7:45 P.M.)
- Saturday, September 11, from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Bib pick-up closes at 4:45 P.M.)
Follow the signs and volunteer instructions for the Auditorium, where the Capitol Hill Competition Packet Pickup will take place. Do not go to the general Packet Pickup area. For full details on the Expo, CLICK HERE.
Race Day Capitol Hill Competition Tent
On race day, we hope you will stop by the Capitol Hill Competition tent located on the Washington Monument Grounds before and after your run. Details about the location of this tent will be sent to confirmed entrants shortly before race day.
If you are looking for general race information and can’t find it here in the Capitol Hill Competition website, please visit the Main Credit Union Cherry Blossom Website.
If you have any questions regarding the Capitol Hill Competition, please contact Sarah Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer to help with the race, you can sign up by going to our Volunteer Sign-up page.
Honorary Race Chairs
CLICK HERE for a list of the 2021-2022 Honorary Race Chairs.
If your Member of Congress is interested in being an Honorary Race Chair, click below to complete the online sign-up form.
For additional info or questions about becoming an Honorary Race Chair, contact us at the link below.