Entry Information

The lottery for entry into the 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk is now closed.

Click Here for Lottery Results/Confirmation List


To Those Who Gained Entry, Congratulations!
We Look Forward to Seeing You on the Starting Line on April 7.

E-Mail Notifications

Nearly all of the communications regarding the race will be done via email. Due to the high volume of emails, we cannot take time to fill out forms to get our messages past personal spam filters. To help make sure that our emails will reach you and will not be treated as spam, you should add the following email addresses to your "white list" or "safe senders" list or however your particular email program allows you to indicate particular email addresses that you want to receive email from:

Purchase Additional Items

Accepted participants who would like to purchase items such as the Under Armour Performance Upgrade T-shirt, a finisher's medal, a Packet Mail Out, a Carbon Offset or the RunCoach Gold Training Program may Click Here for the Additional Items Order Form.

Book Your Hotel Room

Rooms are going fast at our official race headquarters hotel, the Washington Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St., NW, Washington, DC. Hotel accommodations are always tight during cherry blossom season. Click here for our special $212.00 race rate.

To Those Who Did Not Gain Entry, You Still Have Options!

  • Charity Entries

You can still get into the 2019 race by signing up to become a Charity Race Entry Participant.  To qualify as a Charity Race Entry Participant, just raise $500 dollars for our official race charity, Children's Miracle Network.  CMN will assist you in setting up your own personal fundraising page. Every dollar raised will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network, a network of 170 non profit children’s hospitals located across North America.

For more information about becoming a Charity Race Entry Participant, please go to our official fundraising website at https://www.helpmakemiracles.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2567. 

The 2019 race marks the eighteenth year Credit Unions have sponsored the run in support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over $8.5 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has been raised during this time. Join thousands of runners and over a hundred Credit Unions and Credit Union partners to help provide local kids with state-of-the-art care, cutting edge research and treatment for every disease and injury imaginable. Remember, all funds you raise go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports your community.

  • Volunteer

You can gain entry into the 2020 race by volunteering for the 2019 race. If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer for the 2019 race and earn a transferable guaranteed entry to the 2020 race, visit http://www.cherryblossom.org/generalinfo/volunteer.php.

  • Guaranteed Entries for 2019 Through Teens Run DC

Guaranteed entries also are available through our partnership with Teens Run DC. TRDC is recruiting Mentors now for the 2019 season! TRDC partners with DC Public Schools to empower underserved middle and high school youth through a mentoring and distance running program. Run or walk with a student and together you will set and achieve goals for training, racing, and life.

Mentors commit to participating in Saturday morning group runs with their Mentees; maintaining contact with their Mentees during the week; and attending TRDC races, events, and monthly Mentor Training sessions.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.teensrundc.org/volunteer/, or contact jen@teensrundc.org.

  • One Hundred Mile Club

One Hundred Mile Club members who did not get in through the lottery may apply for a guaranteed entry code between now and February 1, 2019. One Hundred Mile Club members have completed at least 100 miles in any combination of the 10 mile or the 5K results (i.e. 10 completions of the 10 mile equals 100 miles; 9 completions of the 10 mile and four completions of the 5K equals 102 miles, etc.), either in a row or non-consecutively. If you feel you qualify, please send an email to searchable@cherryblossom.org. If you are uncertain if you qualify, you can check your status on the All-Time Searchable database, available at http://www.cballtimeresults.org/.

  • Seeded Runner Entries

The qualifying standards for seeded runners are posted on the event website. Contact Seeded Runner Coordinator Marlene Yencho at seededrunners@cherryblossom.org for details.

  • Two-Time Loser (TTL) Entries

If you did not get into the race through last year's lottery and this year's lottery, you will receive a guaranteed entry into the 2020 race next fall. No action is needed on your part.

Kids' Run Registration

Kids' Run Registration opens on January 7, 2019. It will NOT be held in conjunction with registration for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K Run-Walk. Visit http://www.cherryblossom.org/theraces/kidsrun.php for details on the Kids' Run, which will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 A.M. at the National Building Museum (in conjunction with the Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pickup).

Order 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Merchandise

Be the first to grace the roadways in our official 2019 race merchandise from Under Armour. Great for gifts as well. Click Here to Visit our Merchandise Store!

Sign Up for 2020 Lottery Opening Notification

Click Here to Sign up for the 2020 Lottery Notification List

If you entered the 2019 event, whether or not you were selected to participate in the event, we have your email address and will send you an email notification of the opening of the lottery in late November 2019. If you did not enter the 2019 event - or if your email address changes during the year - and you wish to receive notification of the 2020 entry process by e-mail, please click the link above and complete the Notification Request form.