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5K Run-Walk

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K Run-Walk

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Washington Monument Grounds
Washington, DC

Time: 9:00 A.M.

For everyone’s safety, running with a dog or headphones is NOT permitted.

Please Note: The 5K Run-Walk will now be held on Saturday, April 1 (the day before the Ten Mile Run) and will start and end in Freedom Plaza. A course map will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

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 5K Run-Walk on April 1 will be open – there will not be a Lottery for the 5K. Registration for the 5K will open after the Ten Mile Lottery (dates still to be determined but will be announced here soon) and will remain open until the registration limit of 5,000 participants is reached. Anyone wanting to participate in the 5K should check back here to sign up.

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 Ten Mile Lottery is over, 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 on April 1 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.


The 5K Run-Walk will have a brand new course starting and finishing in Freedom Plaza this year. A map will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.


Participant short-sleeved T-shirts (cotton or 50-50) are given to all 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.