Guaranteed Entries from 2020

Guaranteed Entries from 2020


Entry Instructions

The in-person 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 we will open registration for our nearly 12,000 individuals who deferred their 2020 entries to the 2021 event instead of taking a refund. IMPORTANT NOTE: Runners with a guaranteed entry from the cancelled 2020 events will be offered a choice of race dates: September 12, 2021, or April 3, 2022, which will celebrate the 49th running of the Runner’s Rite of Spring® in our nation’s capital. Individuals who deferred will receive a Guaranteed Entry Link to a form that they will complete with uniquely identifying information. This will generate an entry form for them to enter the 2021 race, or to select to wait to use their guaranteed entry until April 3, 2022. Note that those with guaranteed entries still have to pay the prevailing entry fee for whichever race you choose. In 2021, the entry fees will be:

10 Mile: $50 (plus online registration fee)
5K: $40 (plus online registration fee)

We will accept Guaranteed Entry Links until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021. No Guaranteed Entry Links or lottery registrations will be accepted after this date. Once this registration period is closed, those who registered with Guaranteed Entry Links will be accepted into the race.


A Word on COVID-19

While nothing can be completely certain with COVID-19, it appears that there will be a vaccine in wide enough distribution for the event to take place safely in-person in September. We will continue to monitor the situation to make sure that the race can proceed in a safe manner. If we decide the race cannot proceed safely due to COVID-19, we will offer several options to runners, including a full refund of your race entry fee. Click Here for the race policy on cancellation due to COVID-19.