Credit Union Cherry Blossom Virtual Run
Registration Opens: Jan. 5 2024
Virtual Run: Mar. 20 – Apr. 14, 2024
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom is having a Virtual Run this Spring (in addition to our in-person races on April 6 (5K) and April 7 (10 Mile). For details on the in-person race, Click Here). Registration for the Virtual Run will open on January 5 and close on April 10, and Virtual Runners can run their event anytime between March 20 and April 14.
Virtual Run Registration
Virtual Run registration will open right here on January 5, 2024. Registration will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
All the Virtual Run Details
Why: The Credit Union Cherry Blossom has become known as the “Runner’s Rite of Spring,” and we want everyone who wants the chance to participate to be able to, even if they can’t make it to DC for our in-person race.
Who: The Virtual Run is open to anyone who registers. Since there is no size limit, there will NOT be a lottery for the Virtual Run. Registration will open on January 5, 2024. There will be an option to choose either the 10 Mile or the 5K.
How Much? The entry fee for the Virtual Run is $45.
Swag: Everyone who registers will receive a specially designed Virtual Run cotton t-shirt and Virtual Run medal. If you prefer an ASICS technical performance shirt, you can purchase an upgrade of the cotton t-shirt at the time of registration for $20.
When and Where: You may complete your Virtual Run at any time during the entire span of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, extending from Wednesday, March 20 through 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, April 14, 2024 on a route of your choosing.
Build Your Participation Around Other National Cherry Blossom Festival Happenings: Registrants will be provided with details about opportunities to tie their Virtual Runs to activities that are part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, America’s Greatest Springtime Celebration.
Virtual Run Participation counts toward Hundred Mile Club Membership and Consecutive Completion Streaks: Individuals who cannot run the In-Person race on April 6 or 7 but who do participate in the Virtual Run will have their Virtual Run miles added into their accumulated lifetime miles towards the Hundred Mile Club. Club members with 100 miles or more in race completions receive guaranteed entries for life. (Individuals who participate in both events will only have one performance count.)
Help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network: Our official charity partner encourages participants to go to their website to set up your own personal fundraising page to raise funds to provide cutting edge health care for children in their own communities. The sponsoring credit unions, credit union partners and race participants have combined to raise over $10 million dollars for CMN since 2002. Online fundraising will open soon!
How to Do Your Virtual Run:
Run Your Race Distance
- You can run either 10 Miles or 5K for your Virtual Run. You will be asked to designate a distance when you register, but you can change your mind when you decide to do your run. (You do not need to notify us.) Just run whichever distance you feel is right for your fitness level. When you submit your results, be sure to use the dropdown to indicate if you ran 5K or 10 Miles. There are no time limits for either race.
- Run on any course at any time between March 20 and 11:59 P.M. Thursday, April 14, 2024.
Submit Your Results
Before the start of the Virtual Run on March 20, you will receive via email information on how to download the Virtual Run App. You will use the App to submit your run time, and you will also be able to upload photos to our Virtual Run Photo Album using the App. You must complete your run by 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, April 14, 2024, but you may use the App to submit your results anytime up until 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Be sure to indicate in the App if you ran 10 Miles or 5K (or both) so our results for both events will be accurate.
View the Results
You will have the opportunity to view the results after your run. We will also be posting a photo and video gallery of everyone’s run, so be sure to submit photos and videos when you submit your results to the App.