Congratulations! You just ran the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run or 5K–and you didn’t get blown into the river off Hains Point! We hope you had a great race and want to hear all about it. If you wrote about your race experience on your blog, we would love for you to link it up below.
Based on high wind warnings of expected wind gusts in excess of 50 mph, and in the interest of the safety of our runners and volunteers, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run is implementing a range of race day adjustments.
At the present time, our plans are to move forward with both the 10-mile and 5K, but the Kids’ Run has been cancelled.
We are asking all of our participants to understand that these adjustments are being made for your safety while enabling us to conduct the race at all. These changes include:
Elimination of all race signage and overhead structures at the start and finish lines of both races
Elimination of all on-course signage including split time clocks
Elimination of all tents on the Washington Monument Grounds except for the bag check tent and the main medical tent
Elimination of pre-race warm-ups and post-race awards ceremony
After you finish the race, 10 milers will receive heat blankets, water, food and medals as you head north on 15th Street, and then will be encouraged to head home. 5K finishers will receive the same amenities at the finish line of the 5K.
Volunteers are needed now more than ever, please check your inboxes and spam folders this evening for a note from the volunteer coordinator regarding any changes to your instructions for race day.
The Organizing Committee
***WATER STOP UPDATE***
The 10 mile course will be supported by 3 water stops (appx. mile 2.5, mile 6, and appx. mile 9). The 5k will not have a water stop, but water bottles will be available at the finish line.
There is always a lot going on at the CUCB Expo, beyond packet pickup: expert clinics, packet pickup “happy hour,” and tons of great booths from the running community. We’ve got the rundown (haha) below to make sure you make sure you make the most of your packet pickup.
Clinic and Happy Hour Schedule
Friday, April 1
3 – 5 PM: Meet Meb Keflezighi at his first Washington, DC major race appearance. After his clinic, you can stop by the Cabot Running Lounge for an autograph session.
5 PM: Packet Pickup Happy Hour, sponsored by The 201 Bar! Happy Hour will feature beer and Cabot cheese from 5:00 P.M. until the beer runs out. Tickets good for one beer will be distributed to registered participants 21-years-of-age or older starting at 4:30 P.M. on Friday while supplies last. Additional beer tickets available for purchase.
Saturday, April 2
11 AM – 1 PM: Meet Meb Keflezighi at his first Washington, DC major race appearance. After his clinic, you can stop by the Cabot Running Lounge for an autograph session.
3 PM – 4 PM: Meet Joan Benoit Samuelson, gold medalist in the first-ever Olympic Women’s Marathon in Los Angeles in 1984, Boston Marathon winner in 1979 and 1983, and winner of the 1985 Chicago Marathon women’s title in 1985, where she set an American record for the distance with a time of 2:21:21. She’s running her 4th CUCB and will stick around for autographs at the Credit Union booth from 4 PM – 5 PM.
Last year we collected 200 pairs of used running shoes at the Expo, and are proud to host used shoe collection again this year. Give your old running shoes new life thanks to the MORE Foundation!
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Bad to the Bone LLC
Battlefield Half Marathon
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Charm City Run
Credit Union Cherry Blossom
Ten Mile Run Merchandise
Falls Road Running Store
Feet First Sports
Fitletic Sports, LLC (Fitletic)
Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis
Freedom Fest Marathon (Suffolk County Marathon)
Lasik Vision Institute
MDA Team Momentum
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Running Center
Naute’ Sport llc dba USA-Sport Eyewear
Navy Federal Credit Union
Navy-Air Force Half Marathon & Navy 5 Miler
Paiges Promotions (for Wyndham)
Potomac River Running, Inc.
Real Time Pain Relief
RUseeN Reflective Apparel
TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Teens Run DC
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Program
The Marketing Arm
TIDAL ELITE PERFORMANCE CENTER
ZOOMA Women’s Race Series