Credit Union Cherry Blossom Kids' Run



National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW
Washington, DC

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 1/2 Mile Kids' Run will start and finish at the National Building Museum (the site of the Expo and Packet Pickup at 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001).

Pre race games and activities begin at 8:00 A.M. The first wave of four-year olds will go off at 9:30 A.M. The race is on an out-and-back course and is closely monitored by sentries. Parents are allowed to run with their children. Bring the kids to run, then go pick up your packet and visit all of the exhibitors at the Expo!

Kids Run Information

  • For security reasons as required by Metropolitan DC Police, every child will be identified by a numbered wrist band which will be matched up at the secure finish area with a wristband worn by accompanying adult.
  • Every child on the race course must be registered and wear a wristband. Parents may choose to run with their child but at least one parent must be wearing a wristband matching that of their child.
  • Accompanying adults may need to wear multiple wristbands as necessary for multiple child participants.
  • Individual participants will run by age group, starting with 4-year olds and continuing by 1-year increments up to 10 years of age.  It is likely there will be multiple heats in each age group.
  • Within each age group, run heats will consist of approximately 25 participants.  Each heat will take about 8 to 10 minutes.  The four-year olds will run first, followed by the five-year olds and on up in ascending order.
  • Each age group will be called into the secure pre-race staging area by the announcer. Wristbands will be verified by volunteers as parent and child enter. From the secure pre-race staging area, children will be organized into heats and moved on to the race course.
  • Participants will finish and be directed to a secure post-race reunion area (adjacent to, but separate from, the pre-race secure area).  Children will only be released to the appropriate responsible adult wearing the matching number wristband.  NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.  Any children not matched with an adult in the secure parent-child reunion area will be referred to on-site security personnel. 

Registration: Limited to the first 500 to register.

Ages: The Kids' Run is for children ages 4-10.

Race Start Time: 9:30 AM. on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Fee: $10. Includes t-shirt. 

Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up for registered Kids' Run participants will take place on Friday, April 6 at the National Building Museum between 3:00 P.M. and 7:45 P.M. on Saturday, April 7 between 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. inside the Auditorium on the first floor of the National Building Museum.

Awards: No times or places will be kept (no Bib Tags are issued for this event), but all finishers will receive a medal.

Fun and Games: We are excited to have Baroody Camps ( at the Kids' Run this year to provide games and activities for the kids!



Registration for the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Kids Run Now Open!
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