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 April 3, 2022! Capitol Hill Registration is now CLOSED.

In-Person Run

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 April 3, 2022. Guaranteed entries (at the prevailing entry fees) to the event will be available for Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers, including interns. While hoping to be able to host a “normal” race on April 3, the race organizers will implement any Covid-19 mitigation policies of their choosing at any time as mandated by Washington, DC Municipal Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the event’s Medical Director in order to ensure a safe event for all participants, volunteers and spectators. These may include proof of required vaccination and booster, negative testing within an announced number of hours prior to the race day, and implementation of social distancing or other policies designed to ensure a safe race. Entry fees are non refundable.

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 April 3, 2022.

About the 5K Run-Walk

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, April 3, 2022.


Capitol Hill Competition

Award Categories

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 Pensioner’s Office at the Expo on the second floor of the National Building Museum:

  • Friday, April 1 from 3:00 P.M. – 8 P.M. (Bib pick-up closes at 7:45 P.M.)
  • Saturday, April 2, 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 Pensioner’s Office, where the Capitol Hill Competition Packet Pickup will take place. Do not go to the general Packet Pickup area. For full details on the Health & Fitness Expo presented by Wegmans, 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.

Click Here for a Staging Area Map showing the location of the Capitol Hill Competition Tent


Questions?

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 chc@cherryblossom.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

If your Member of Congress is interested in being an Honorary Race Chair, click below to complete the online sign-up form.

Honorary Race Chair Sign-up

For additional info or questions about becoming an Honorary Race Chair, contact us at the link below.

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