Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K Run-Walk
In-Person Run: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Washington Monument Grounds
Time: 9:00 A.M.
For everyone’s safety, running with a dog or headphones is NOT permitted.
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 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. All runners will be scored on net times. Only the first male and first female finisher will receive recognition; there will be no other 5K awards. All 5K runners must finish and be off the course no later than 10:05 A.M.
Registration for the In-Person Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk on April 2 will be conducted by Lottery. The Lottery will be held in December or January – exact dates will be posted here when they become available. For full details on the Lottery Click Here.
Switching to the 5K
We understand that sometimes injury or time pressures can sideline your training for a Ten Mile race. If your training doesn’t go as planned, you are welcome to change from the Ten Mile race to the 5K race at any time. After the lottery we will post a form here for you to use to change your registration. Those who fill out the form by 11:59 P.M. on February 28 will be issued a 5K number at packet pickup. If you fill out the Switch Form after February 28, you will still receive a 10 Mile bib number. Just wear that number but report to the 5K starting line and run or walk the 5K. Your result will be recorded in the 5K Race Results, and if you ordered a medal, you will receive a 5K medal upon completion of the race.
IMPORTANT: If you switch to the 5K from the Ten Mile after February 28 and so you still have a 10 Mile bib number, you MUST use the 10 Mile Bag Check – just put your 10 Mile bib tag # on the bag and take it to the appropriate UPS truck at the 10 Mile Bag Check.
Participant short-sleeved T-shirts (cotton or 50-50) are given to all 10 Mile and 5K entrants. At registration, participants are given the option of purchasing a short-sleeved Performance upgrade shirt from ASICS in place of the non-technical short sleeved shirt. For more on t-shirts, Click Here.
Post-race refreshments following the race will be available in the 5K staging area.