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Lottery results are posted – spread the word if you got in to the 5k or 10 Mile Run! Not sure if you’re in or out? Check the list here:

If you missed out this year we have some great ways to get in to the 2015 race and an alternative instead of the race to keep you busy on 4/12/15:

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An attempt at the American women’s 10-mile road record of 52:12 in Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 24th starting at 8 AM ET with 5 elite runners led by inspirational realtor/mom of two Keira D’Amato and NCAA cross country champion/2021 Olympian marathoner Molly Seidel.

Up Dawg Ten Miler (American Women’s 10 Mile Record Attempt!)

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Tomorrow is the day! Keira D’Amato will aim to break the U.S. Women’s Ten Mile Run record!

You can get in on the fun, too! We are giving away a free pair of ASICS running shoes (and one of the stickers that we will put down on the roadway to socially-distance the starters) to the person who comes closest to predicting the winning time.

Responses must be submitted through the Survey Monkey link below prior to the start of the race at 8 a.m. Nov. 24. The first person to pick the winner and the closest to the actual time will win a free pair of ASICS shoes (any model).

Duplicate prizes will be awarded in the case of a tie. One entry per person.


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Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Back in June, 35 year old (now 36) mother of two Keira D’Amato totally shocked the entire running world with a viral race video of her dropping a 15:04 5K time trial performance on the track during a pandemic that would be under the Olympic A qualifying standard in the event. D’Amato’s run was a PR of over a minute from her college days at American University over a decade ago and the 7th fastest time ever by a woman in World history at age 35 or older as well.

Full Race Video:
(Video courtesy of Brandon Miles/

She has been on a tear since this eye opening run going undefeated against other pro elites head to head and setting more jaw dropping personal bests at the mile (4:33), 5K (15:04), and half marathon (1:08:57) distances. The native of Oakton, Virginia, D’Amato will be chasing after the American women’s 10 mile road record of 52:12 on Tuesday morning in DC starting at 8 AM!

Make sure to tune into our live stream right here on facebook of her race!

Lottery results are posted – spread the word if you got in to the 5k or 10 Mile Run! Not sure if you're in or out? Check the list here:…



Entry Information

Entry Instructions

The 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to reduce the chances of not receiving our messages regarding the lottery and the race itself, individuals are encouraged to “white list” or put on their list of approved email addresses the following email addresses:

A Word on COVID-19

Due to the cancellation of the race last year and the continuing restrictions brought on by COVID-19, we are going to do things a bit differently this year. At the moment, we are hoping to conduct the 2021 event in-person under whatever COVID-19 restrictions may be in place at the time. Ideally, there will be a vaccine in wide enough distribution for the event to take place exactly as in the past. More likely, there will be some sort of social-distancing requirements still in effect with which we will comply. These safeguards may cause us to limit the size of the field, to shorten the distance of the race in order to allow more time for socially-distanced runners to start, or to start the race earlier than in the past. We are actively reviewing models using these variables to see what a safe race might look like.

We plan to take a hard look at the COVID-19 environment and evaluate the feasibility of conducting an in-person race in late December, with a go or no-go decision by December 31, 2020. If the decision is to continue planning for an in-person race at that time, we will start accepting entries as detailed below. Be aware that changes in the COVID-19 environment could force us to cancel or postpone the in-person race after we start accepting entries.

If cancellation does occur, registrants will have several options on what happens with their entry fees. CLICK HERE for the 2021 race cancellation policy.

Guaranteed Entries from the 2020 Race

Part of our field will be filled by those who were entered into the race last year but after the cancellation chose to get a guaranteed entry to this year’s race at the prevailing entry fee. If you fall into that category, click the button below for information on how to obtain your guaranteed entry and register for the race. This registration will begin on January 4, 2021.

The Lottery

For those who did not enter the race last year or who did not opt for the guaranteed entry when the race was cancelled, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk will be using a lottery system to select the balance of our 2021 race entries after the guaranteed entries from the 2020 race are accepted.

Here is how the lottery system will work. Prospective entrants will be able to register for the lottery starting on Monday, January 4 and extending through 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, January 31 on the event website, When registering, prospective entrants will complete and submit the entire entry form including the credit card information. However, credit cards will not be charged unless the applicant is selected. The entry fees for 2021 are:

10 Mile – $50 (plus online registration fee)
5K – $40 (plus online registration fee)

(Please note that pre-registration is required for the 2021 Kids’ Run, but it will be held on a first-come, first-served basis and will open on February 1, 2021. The Kids’ Run is limited to 500 entrants.)

Lottery Groups: The lottery will be able to handle “Lottery Groups” of up to 10 people. This is designed to allow families and other groups either to get in or not get in as a “Group.” Each “Group” has exactly the same chance of getting in as each single individual. The first person in a “Group” will set up the group, give it a name and register himself or herself as the first member of the Group. When subsequent members go to register, they will be able to affiliate with that “Group” by using a drop down menu on the registration form. Please note that no additional members can be added to a “Lottery Group” after the lottery period closes. The “Lottery Groups” exist only for purposes of entering the lottery. Once the lottery is held, the “Lottery Groups” are disbanded. Lottery Groups may consist of runners entered in both the 10 Mile and the 5K Run-Walk. The event the runner who creates the Lottery Group registers for will determine if the Lottery Group is entered into the 10 Mile Run or 5K Run-Walk lottery.

Once this registration period is closed, those who registered with Guaranteed Entry Links will be accepted into the race. The remainder of the accepted runners will be selected from those who registered for the lottery. The lottery will be conducted over the weekend of February 6-7, with the lottery results and a list of those accepted through Guaranteed Entry Links posted on the event website by Wednesday, February 10. All lottery registrants will also receive an email indicating their status (these emails may precede the posting of the list on the website). Individuals (and members of Lottery Groups) not selected will not have their credit cards charged for the entry fee or for any ancillary items purchased such as the “Upgrade” performance shirts, medals and carbon offsets.

Please consult the “Lottery FAQs” on the website for more detailed answers to questions regarding the lottery.

Click Here to Sign up for the 2021 Lottery Notification List

If you entered the 2020 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 early January, 2021. The lottery will open January 4, 2021. If you did not enter the 2020 event and wish to receive notification of the 2021 entry process by e-mail, please click the link above and complete the Notification Request form.

NOTE: We cannot be responsible for your email host failing to deliver our emails. For instructions on how to maximize your chances of our emails being properly delivered, CLICK HERE.

Race Cancellation Due to COVID-19

If COVID-19 forces us to cancel the race after registration has begun, runners accepted into the 2021 race will have three options*:

  1. A full refund of your entry fee of $50 for the ten mile and $40 for the 5K Run-Walk (with options to have your shirt and medal ordered shipped to you for $10.00, or available for pick-up at the race office, warehouse or at select Potomac River Running locations).
  2. Direct transfer of your entry into the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Virtual Runwith shirts and medals mailed at no additional charge. As a note, the Virtual Run will be open to registrants who did not register for the in-person ten mile or 5K Run-Walk as well. The Virtual Run entry fee will be $40.00, which will include having a t-shirt and a medal shipped to participants.
  3. Donation of your entry fee to Children’s Miracle Network and free shipping of any medals or shirts ordered.

We are investigating the possibility of moving the race to the fall. Should that become possible, we will revisit the options for deferrals at that time.

*Note: If you registered for the 2021 race with a Guaranteed Entry Link from 2020, you will be eligible for the 3 options above, plus your Guaranteed Entry Link will automatically roll over to 2022. For more on Guaranteed Entry Links, CLICK HERE.

The race will once again offer a guaranteed entry to the following year’s race to individuals who have been rejected in the lottery for at least two consecutive years. This means if you did not gain entry into the 2013 and 2014 races, you will be guaranteed a spot in the 2015 race. We know who you are, so there is no need to contact us regarding your status. (The only exception might be individuals whose names or email addresses have changed over the course of the year.) If you qualify and your name has changed, please email us at [email protected] Please put “Name Change” in the subject line.

You will receive a guaranteed entry code and a special link in mid November, 2014. You will be able to use this code and register for the race between November 15 and November 30, 2014.

A list of those who are eligible under the 2-year policy will be posted here in mid-November .

Charity Entries

One particularly satisfying way to participate and miss the uncertainty of the lottery is to sign-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. Every dollar raised will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a network of 170 non-profit children’s hospitals located across North America.

More information about becoming a Charity Race Entry Participant will be posted here soon.

Volunteer Entries

Unfortunately, we are not able to give guaranteed entries to those who registered to volunteer for the 2020 race. Since the race was cancelled due to COVID-19, no volunteers were utilized. We hope that you will volunteer for the 2021 event, which will give you a guaranteed entry to the 2022 event. Click Here for more details on volunteering.

Seeded Runner Entries

Top open and age-group runners are eligible for guaranteed entries and special seeded numbers. Qualifying times for seeded runners are posted at Contact Seeded Runner Coordinator Sara Baugh at [email protected]В for details.

100 Mile Club Entries

One Hundred Mile Club members must enter the lottery. 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 are a One Hundred Mile Club member and you do not get in through the lottery, you can gain a guaranteed “One Hundred Mile Club” entry, which will be accepted if submitted before February 20, 2021. If you are rejected in the lottery and feel you qualify, please send an email to [email protected] If you are uncertain if you qualify, you can check your status on the revised All-Time Searchable database, available at Remember, please do not apply for a “One Hundred Mile Club” guaranteed entry unless you are rejected in the lottery. One Hundred Mile Club requests received before the lottery results are posted will not be considered. Note: Submitted Virtual Run results from 2020 are included in determining membership into the One Hundred Mile Club.

Two-Time Loser (TTL) Entries

TTL entries (those who have entered the lottery twice before and failed to be accepted in either year) will be sent out in early January, prior to the opening of the lottery. You don’t need to do anything – we know who you are!

TTL eligibility will be determined based on the results of the 2019 and 2020 lotteries.

NOTE: Runners and walkers who expect to take longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes (net time) to complete the 10 Mile must enter the 5K Run-Walk. We will close the 10-mile course at 5 miles to runners who are running or walking at over a 14-minute-per-mile pace. You will be required to leave the course at this time. In addition, sweep vehicles will pick up runners on the second half of the course who fall behind a 14-minute-per-mile pace. The large number of tourists in town to see the cherry blossoms limits the length of time we can keep the streets closed. 5K Run-Walk participants will receive the same amenities as the 10 milers, including having your results posted on the website. The 5K Run-Walk is limited to 750 entrants and has a time limit of 65-minutes (about a 20-minute-per-mile pace).

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