Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Union Washington DC, USA April 6-7, 2024 Registration open 

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, also known as “The Runner’s Rite of Spring”, is organized by The Credit Union Cherry Blossom organization, and has been held every year in Washington, DC. Founded in 1973 originally as a precursor training run for elite runners planning to compete in the Boston Marathon, the race has evolved over the years into a local race for runners of all abilities. An USATF-certified run, The Credit Union Cherry Blossom believes in inclusion, respect, and tolerance.

The race is scheduled for the first Sunday of each April, meant to coincide with the bloom of the Cherry blossoms that were given as a gift in 1912 by the mayor of Tokyo. The race is part of the city’s National Cherry Blossom Festival in late March and early April.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. About one-third of the funds raised support Washington DC’s own Children’s National Medical Centre (“Children’s Hospital”). It also funds Roads Scholar (Road Runners Club of America) and supports up-and-coming U.S. distance running talent.


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Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

10 Mile Race 5K Run/Walk Kids Run
Distance 10 miles 5km ½ mile
Race Date April 7, 2024 April 6, 2024 April 6, 2024
Start Time 7:18 am onwards^ 9:15 am 9:30 am ^^
Eligibility Criterion No age criterion specified No age criterion specified 4-10 years
Fees for Live event @ $57 $47 $10
Fee for Virtual event $45 (USA Runners) & $80 (International runners) Register here
Registration ** Registration closed
(only through lottery)
Registration closed Register here
Expo Details Venue: National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW Washington, DC
Date & Timings: April 5 (3pm -8:00pm) and April 6 (8am – 5pm)

**The lottery for the 10 mile run opens on December 1, 2023. Registration for the 5K opens December 20, 2023 (after the Ten Mile Lottery). Kids Run registration and Virtual registrations open on January 5, 2024. Double Blossom entries also available for $129 (5K + 10 mile entry)
^ Start time varies: For Elite women: 7:18 am; for other categories: 7:30 am
^^ Warm-up/ Pre Run activities begin at 8:00 am
@ Fees for Live events are usually time –sensitive i.e. increases closer to race date. 


Route/Course Map

Information about the Route map and other details for The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 2024 not yet released for all races. Below are details available (from both 2024 and 2023 events)

Ten Mile Run 5K Run/Walk Kids Run
Course Map 10 Mile Course 2024 5K Run Course 2024 Kids Run Course 2023
Staging Area Map 10 Mile Staging Area 2023 5K Staging Area 2023 Kids Run Staging Area 2023
Expo/ Wide Area Map Expo / Wide Area Map 2024

The race routes for Credit Union Cherry Blossom are OUT & BACK courses with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Ten Mile Washington Monument Grounds
(15th Street between Constitution Avenue & Independence Avenue)
Washington Monument Grounds
(15th Street between Constitution Avenue & Independence Avenue)
5K Run/Walk Freedom Plaza Freedom Plaza
Kids Run National Building Museum National Building Museum

 


Prize Money

Information about the awards/ prize money for The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 2024 is detailed below. All prizes are equal for men & women athletes

Ten Mile awards International prize US prize Road Scholar/ RunPro prize (US only)
1st Prize $6000 $10000 $750
2nd Prize $3000 $5000 $500
3rd Prize $2500 $2500 $250
4th Prize $1500 $1000
5th Prize $1000 $800
6th Prize $600 $600
7th Prize $500 $500
8th Prize $400 $400
9th Prize $300 $300
10th Prize $200 $200

In addition to the above, the following bonuses are also offered.

Ten Mile bonuses 1st Place 2nd Place Time requirement
Time Bonuses
(International & US athletes)
$1000 $750 Men: <46:00 Women: <52:00
Team Prize Structure $1000

Other than above:

  • 10 mile: Wheelchair division (top 3) and age groups awards- below 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+ (top 3 for 19& below / 80-84; top 1 for 85-89/ 90+ and top 5 for other ages) would be given in a 10-mile category.
  • 5 km: Age groups awards- 14 & below, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+ (top 1 for 80-84/ 85-89/ 90+ and top 3 for other ages) would be given in 5 km category.
  • Nonbinary participants would also be awarded in both 10-mile and 5km categories.

2023 and Earlier Edition Results

Results

Photos


Important Points

  • Registration is non-refundable.
  • Team entries are also allowed. Please check here for more details on Team composition requirements and other details.
  • For everyone’s safety, running with a dog or headphones is NOT permitted.
  • Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula are available at the staging area and at aid stations located at 5 points on the course (2.5, 4.25, 6, 7.75, and 8.85-mile markers). Medical services are also available at aid stations.

Contact Information
General Information: info@cherryblossom.org
Registration help: registrationhelp@marathonguide.com
Race Information Line: 301-320-3350 Fax: 301-320-9164
Mailing Address: 4963 Elm St, Suite 106, Bethesda, MD 20814
Office Address: 4963 Elm St, Suite 106, Bethesda, MD 20814
Website: https://www.cherryblossom.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cucb/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cucb
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreditUnionCherryBlossom/

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