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5K Run-Walk

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K Run-Walk

In-Person Run: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Washington Monument Grounds
Washington, DC

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.

Race Registration

Registration for the In-Person Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk Has Closed.


Switching to the 5K

After the lottery, runners who were accepted into the Ten Mile Run may decide that they would prefer to run the 5K instead, whether because their training didn’t go as planned, they suffered an injury or illness, or a myriad of other reasons. This is perfectly fine – just click the butto blow to let us know that you would like to change races. Those who fill out the form before August 15 will be issued a 5K number at packet pickup. If you fill out the Switch Form after August 15, 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. You will be scored as part of the 5K Run-Walk even with your 10 Mile number.



Click Here for the 5K Run-Walk Course Map and Staging Area Maps. 


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.