Capitol Hill Competition Info
Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K Capitol Hill Competition
Welcome to the special Congressional Registration website for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K. The Credit Union Cherry Blossom will be held in-person on the weekend of April 1 – 2, 2023!
Capitol Hill Registration will open on February 1, 2023 and run through February 28, 2023.
We will hold our traditional Capitol Hill Team and Individual Competition as part of our IN-PERSON 10 Mile Run on April 2, 2023. Capitol Hill runners are also welcome to participate in the 5K Presented by REI, which this year will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, but note that there is no Capitol Hill Team Competition for the 5K.
Capitol Hill runners will also be given the opportunity to register for the “Double Blossom” (running both the 5K on Saturday and the 10 Mile on Sunday, thereby completing a Half Marathon over the course of the weekend) when they fill out their entry form.
About the 10 Mile
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, April 2, 2023.
Please Note: The 5K will now be held on Saturday, April 1 (the day before the 10 Mile) and will stage on Freedom Plaza and traverse the route of Presidential Inaugurations down Pennsylvania Avenue before crossing the National Mall in the shadow of the Capitol Building and returning by the same route. A course map will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
All 5K entrants receive the official 5K 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. Awards will be given to the top 5 overall men and women, as well as 3 deep in almost all age groups. Click Here and scroll to the bottom to see the full listing of all 5K awards. All 5K runners must finish and be off the course no later than 10:30 A.M.
The 5K Presented by REI will begin at 9:15 A.M. on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
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
There will be a special packet pickup for Credit Union Cherry Blossom Capitol Hill competitors (both in the 10 Mile and the 5K). Details will be posted here as soon as they become available.
In addition to the special Capitol Hill Pickup, 5K runners will be able to pick up their packets at Freedom Plaza, the 5K race site, on Saturday, April 1 starting at 7:00 A.M. There is no race-day packet pickup for the 10 Mile on Sunday, April 2.
Race Day Capitol Hill Competition Tent
On 10 Mile 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 email@example.com.
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.