We hope you all are basking in the glow of a race well-run, and bet more than a few of you are proud of shiny new PRs. While we’ve enjoyed sharing our insights over the past few months, this post is all about you! We want to hear about yourrace experience!
Photo Credit: Heather Mundwiler
If you have a blog, we’d love for you to link your recap below, or tell us the highlights in the comments. The link up will be open for a few weeks, so make sure you come back to hear how others did.
Wow! Can you believe that race day is almost here! If you’re anything like we are, you are in the final stages of race planning, stalking the weather, deciding what to wear, and figuring out your race day strategies.
Since most of us have participated in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run a few times before, we thought we would share our tips to help you run your best race.
Whether or not you have a personal reason to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, every runner could use a bit of the luck of the Irish on race day. In that spirit, we are sharing the tips, tricks and rituals that make us feel lucky on race day.
Whether the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run or 5K will be your first race or one of many, every runner can benefit from learning more about preventing injury, training through injuries, fueling for a race, and recovery. That’s why we are grateful for the support of MedStar Sports Medicine, and the educational seminars they are offering just for Cherry Blossom participants.
Happy New Year! Do you have big running goals for 2017? Whether the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run is your spring goal race or one of many awesome events on your calendar, we want you to be healthy and strong when you line up at the start so you can be smiling when you reach the finish line.
As children we were taught that if we didn’t behave we might end up on Santa’s “naughty” list and get a lump of coal in our Christmas stockings instead of whatever was on our wish lists. Race directors have their own naughty lists, and take them quite seriously.
While most runners follow all the rules and regulations, there is growing concern about the unauthorized sale, transfer and use of bibs, particularly for popular races like the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. Continue reading Will You Be Naughty Or Nice?→
While there are still a few good weeks of running left in 2016, a lot of runners are starting to fill out their 2017 race calendars. I know I’ve already got April 2 filled in with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. If you don’t have a guaranteed entry from volunteering last year, now is your chance to enter the lottery, which is open from December 1 through December 12.
You can find a full explanation of how the lottery works here.
If you don’t want to risk it with the lottery or you know you want to support Children’s Miracle Network, you can sign up to be a Charity Race Entry Participant. To qualify, you will need to raise $500 for the official race charity, Credit Unions for Kids. You will feel good knowing that every dollar raised for Credit Unions for Kids will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network, a network of 170 non-profit children’s hospitals located across North America. Please check out the official fundraising page for all the details.
We hope to see you at the
Washington Monument grounds on April 2!
Did you know that April 2, 2017 will be the 45thrunning of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run? We are so excited, we can’t wait to get the party started! And who says we have to? This year we have a great fall kickoff reception planned at a new location!
Join us Friday, November 18th from 6-9 pm at
MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre 1120 20th St. N.W., Building 1 Washington DC 20036 (map)
Tickets are $15 and include:
$10 Potomac River Running Gift Card
one drink ticket
one raffle ticket for a free race entry (25 entries will be given away!)
Festivities will include:
meeting the artist behind the official 2017 race t-shirt design
unveiling of the official 2017 race t-shirt design
touring the new state-of-the-art MedStar Health facility
(I hear they have an AlterG treadmill!)
previewing the new MedStar Health Training Education Series
previewing the CUCB Good Luck Box
(one Good Luck Box will be raffled off)
wine pull to benefit Children’s Miracle Network
We want to thank everyone who applied to be a Race Ambassador for the April 2, 2017 running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. We received so manyapplications from enthusiastic blogging-Facebooking-Tweeting-Instagramming runners, it was truly difficult to select our four race ambassadors!
Sara, Holly, Adam, and Heather are looking forward to sharing their enthusiasm for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. Read more about them here, and come meet all of us at the fall kick-off party:
Friday, November 18, 2016 MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre 1120 20th Street NW, Building 1, Washington, DC 20036