*** WATER STOP UPDATE 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.