Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Running Every Year on the First Sunday in April

Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run  - Running in Washington, DC.
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An annual 10-mile foot race in Washington, DC, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run was developed as a training ground for elite athletes, and still manages to attract some pretty big names in the sport despite... ... read more

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Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Description

Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run  - Running in Washington, DC.

An annual 10-mile foot race in Washington, DC, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run was developed as a training ground for elite athletes, and still manages to attract some pretty big names in the sport despite its relatively short distance.

Held annually on the first Sunday in April since 1973, Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run was originally used by runners prepping for the Boston Marathon, although nowadays you will find far more local runners and competitors of all abilities taking part.

The annual date of the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is meant to coincide with the blooming of the thousands of cherry blossom trees that were donated to DC by the mayor of Tokyo back in 1912, and is only one of the many activities in Washington that are part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival that runs from late March through early April.

The Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run course takes participants past many of The District’s historic landmarks, including the Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Watergate complex, Rock Creek Park, and the Tidal Basin.

A 5K run and a half-mile kid’s run are also held in conjunction with the longer race.

Entry fees for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run can vary slightly year-to-year, but are normally around $37 for the full run and $27 for the 5K.

Unless you are a pro-level athlete, entry to the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is conducted via a lottery system. Under the system, entrants will be able to register for the lottery over a 12-day period that usually occurs sometime in December before the race. You can sign up on the official Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run website to receive an update on when the lottery becomes available each year.

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