2017 Race Day Schedule

April 2, 2017
Washington Monument Grounds

5:00 A.M. No Pre-race Metro Service in 2017 for 10 Mile and early arriving volunteers

6:05 A.M. 10 Mile bag check opens

6:30 A.M. Warm-up exercises conducted by Gold’s Gym start at the Awards stage

7:00 A.M. Metro opens. Possible transportation option for 5K Run-Walk participants

7:00 A.M. 10 mile bag check closes

7:00 A.M. Seeding corrals on roadway open

7:00 A.M. Gold’s Gym Warm-up exercises end

7:10 A.M. 5K Staging area and bag check opens

7:15 A.M. Presentation of the colors and singing of the National Anthem

7:18 A.M. Advance start for elite and seeded women

7:22 A.M. Charity check presentation at start line

7:29 A.M. Wheelchair start

7:30 A.M. 10 Mile start for elite international and U.S. men as part of the first mass start wave (five additional waves will depart every 3-5 minutes)

7:53 A.M. Final wave of 10 mile starts

8:00 A.M. Starting line sealed; no late starters allowed

8:00 A.M. Band begins playing at stage

8:09 A.M. Expected arrival time of female winner

8:10 A.M. Food service begins

8:15 A.M. Expected arrival time of male winner

8:40 A.M. 5K Run-Walk starts: Independence Ave., near Sylvan Theater

9:10 A.M. 10 mile course closes at 5 miles for entrants moving slower than 14-minute-per-mile pace

9:45 A.M. 5K Run-Walk course closes

10:00 A.M. Random awards begin at stage

10:15 A.M. Formal awards ceremony begins (no age group and team awards given out on race day due to number switching)

10:18 A.M. 10 mile course closes - All runners must be off the 10 mile course. Access to finish line will be sealed at 15th and Independence Ave., SW.

11:00 A.M. Bag check closes (unclaimed bags will be returned to the race office) 

11:30 A.M. Medical tent closes

8:00 P.M. Results at www.cherryblossom.org

Next year’s race date: Sunday, April 8, 2018 - our 46th running (Second Sunday in April since Easter is on Sunday, April 1, 2018)