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Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run & 5K Walk/Run

Lottery Entry

The Lottery


The lottery for entry into the 2023 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile is now closed.

To Those Who Gained Entry, Congratulations!
We Look Forward to Seeing You on the Starting Line on April 2, and for those doing the Double Blossom, on April 1 as well!

E-Mail Notifications

Nearly all of the communications regarding the race will be done via email. Due to the high volume of emails, we cannot take time to fill out forms to get our messages past personal spam filters. To help make sure that our emails will reach you and will not be treated as spam, you should add the following email addresses to your “white list” or “safe senders” list or however your particular email program allows you to indicate particular email addresses that you want to receive email from:

Note: This is something you must take care of in your own individual email program – it cannot be accomplished by requesting us to white list you.

Purchase Additional Registration Items

Accepted participants who would like to purchase items such as the ASICS Upgrade T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, a Packet Mail Out, a Carbon Offset or the RunCoach Gold Training Program will be able to do so after January 2.

Book Your Hotel Room

Our host hotel this year is the Our 2023 official race hotel is the Washington Renaissance Downtown Hotel (999 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001) is offering a special Credit Union Cherry Blossom rate of  $236 per night to 2023 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K participants.

To Those Who Did Not Gain Entry, You Still Have Options!


Charity Entries

You can still enter the 2023 race by becoming a Charity Race Entry Participant. To qualify as a Charity Race Entry Participant, you need to raise $500 dollars or more for our official race charity, Children’s Miracle Network. Every dollar raised will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network, a network of 170 non profit children’s hospitals located across North America.

For more information about becoming a Charity Race Entry Participant, please go to our official fundraising website at

The 2023 race marks the twenty-first year Credit Unions have sponsored the run in support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over $10.2 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has been raised during this time. Join thousands of runners and over a hundred Credit Unions and Credit Union partners to help provide local kids with state-of-the-art care, cutting edge research and treatment for every disease and injury imaginable. Remember, all funds you raise go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports your community.


You can gain entry into the 2024 race by volunteering for the 2023 race. Click the link below if you or someone you know would like to volunteer for the 2023 race and earn a transferable guaranteed entry to the 2024 race.

Guaranteed Entries for 2023 Through Teens Run DC

Guaranteed entries also are available through our partnership with Teens Run DC. TRDC is recruiting Mentors now for the 2023 season! TRDC partners with DC Public Schools to empower underserved middle and high school youth through a mentoring and distance running program. Run or walk with a student and together you will set and achieve goals for training, racing, and life.

Mentors commit to participating in Saturday morning group runs with their Mentees; maintaining contact with their Mentees during the week; and attending TRDC races, events, and monthly Mentor Training sessions.

For more information and to apply to be a Mentor, click the link below or contact Alee Wade at

One Hundred Mile Club

One Hundred Mile Club members who did not get in through the lottery may apply for a guaranteed entry code between now and February 28, 2023. One Hundred Mile Club members have completed at least 100 miles in any combination of the 10 mile or the 5K results (i.e. 10 completions of the 10 mile equals 100 miles; 9 completions of the 10 mile and four completions of the 5K equals 102 miles, etc.), either in a row or non-consecutively. 

Note on the All-Time Searchable Database (ATSB): The All-Time Searchable Database, where you can check your eligibility for the 100 Mile Club, is being overhauled. There have been issues with merging some records and with including Virtual Run participation. The updated and fully functioning ATSD will be operational by February 1, 2023. If the ATSD does not show your eligibility for the 100 Mile Club and you feel you are eligible, please wait until after February 1 to confirm your status. If the ATSD currently shows you as a 100 Mile Club Member, you may email us at if you are rejected in the lottery and we will send you a 100 Mile Club guaranteed entry code.

Seeded Runner Entries

The qualifying standards for seeded runners are posted on the event website. Contact Seeded Runner Coordinator Sara Baugh at for details.

5K Registration

5K Registration opens on December 20, 2023. The 5K will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 9:15 A.M. at Freedom Plaza.

Kids Run Registration

Kids Run Registration opens on January 2, 2023. The Kids Run will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 9:30 A.M. at the National Building Museum (in conjunction with the Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pickup).

Virtual Run Registration

Virtual Run Registration opens on January 2, 2023.

Sign Up for 2024 Lottery Opening Notification

Click Here to Sign up for the 2024 Lottery Notification List

If you entered the 2023 event lottery, whether or not you were selected to participate in the event, or if you entered through a Guaranteed Entry for 2023, we have your email address and will send you an email notification of the opening of the lottery in late November 2023. If you did not enter the 2023 event – or if your email address changes during the year – and you wish to receive notification of the 2024 entry process by e-mail, please click the link above and complete the Notification Request form.