Credit Union
CHERRY BLOSSOM
Ten Mile Run®

Runners & Teams

Start a Team!
5K Run/Walk
Kids Half-Mile Run/Walk
Race Information
Official Race Site

You can support the children served by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by entering the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, one of the premier races in the country, as an individual or as a member of a credit union team.Your participation will be a positive experience for your staff and members‚ not to mention you yourself! And you’ll be in good company. Members of Congress‚ credit union dignitaries‚ elite runners from around the world‚ and thousands of credit union members also lend their support. You’ll see them on the course on race day!

Credit unions and partner organizations can get guaranteed entries by completing the Online Sponsor Pledge Form and becoming a race sponsor! Visit our sponsor page to learn the benefits of becoming a sponsor!

Request Guaranteed Race Entries (NOTE: there is a limited supply for credit union sponsors)

Start a Team!

Want to get everyone involved in the race and build team spirit for a good cause? Then enter a running team from your credit union in the Credit Union Team Challenge!

TEAM REGISTRATION PROCESS — Register your team online — See instructions below. Team competition is in the 10 mile run only.

All team members must first be individually entered in the race; i.e.‚ each runner must register online or completed and signed an individual entry form‚ paid the individual entry fee, etc.

Teams are created by selecting individually entered participants.

Team Composition

Credit Union teams are mixed teams of men and women consisting of three to five persons. A minimum of three runners must finish in order for the team to be scored and at least one scoring runner of each team must be of each sex (i.e. no all-men’s or all-women’s teams). Credit union team members must be members of the credit union putting together the team.

Team Competition Entry Process for the Ten Miler (No team competition in the 5k Run - Walk)

Team registration is a two-step process that is undertaken entirely by the Team Captain — first creating a team and then placing runners onto that team — and it must be done in this order.

Step 1: Creating a Team — Starting January 6

The team captain (who does not have to run in the race) must create the team and pay the team fee before runners can be placed onto a team. Prospective team captains should visit https://secure5.marathonguide.com/register/CherryBlossom10Mile/TeamTools/Login.cfm to create the team after January 6.

If this is the first team you are creating as a team captain, you will need to “Create a Profile.” If you have already registered another team for the race‚ you will be asked to provide your User ID and password. (Note: User IDs and passwords from previous years are not retained; you must “Create a Profile” for the 2014 race even if you had one in the past.)

Once you have created your profile as a Team Captain‚ you may create your team. Please note these important team policies:

  • Creating a team and paying the team entry fee does not register the team captain or any team member as an individual for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. It only creates a team on which the team captain can place individually registered runners.
  • A single Team Captain may create more than one team.
  • You will select the Team Division for Credit Unions.
  • You will pay the Team Entry Fee of $50 per team.

Note: The $50 team fee is in addition to the individual runner entry fee of $40.00.

STEP 2: Placing Runners onto a Team

Team Captains will place runners onto teams by using the “Manage Teams” function available when Team Captains log in at https://secure5.marathonguide.com/register/CherryBlossom10Mile/TeamTools/Login.cfm.

When clicking the “Manage Teams” option‚ the Team Captain will be able to search for individually registered runners and “draft” them on to the team. The rules regarding the placement of runners onto teams are as follows:

  • Each prospective team member must be already registered in the race.
  • Only Team Captains may place — or remove — already registered runners onto or off of teams. These actions must be accomplished through the “Team Tools” function available to Team Captains when they are logged in.

Team Entry Deadline

The deadline for creating teams and filling rosters is Midnight on February 28‚ 2014. Earlier team creation is strongly suggested‚ as we reserve the right to limit the number of teams in any division. The Team Captain may make additions (up to the maximum of five team members), substitutions or deletions to his team from previously registered runners online through the Team Captain Tools until this deadline. Substitutions after the deadline must be made in accordance with the more restrictive policy at the Team Table at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday‚ April 4 and Saturday‚ April 5‚ 2014. No race day substitutions or changes.

Team Confirmations

The Team Captain will be emailed a confirmation of the team members after team registration is closed. The team captain may review this information at any time by accessing the “Team Tools” function at https://secure5.marathonguide.com/register/CherryBlossom10Mile/TeamTools

Questions

If you have questions about the credit union team competition, please contact cuteams@cherryblossom.org.


Race Information

Sunday‚ April 6‚ 2014
Washington Monument Grounds
Washington‚ D.C.

7:18 a.m. — Elite Women’s Start
7:30 a.m. — Ten Mile Start
8:15 a.m. — Kids’ Half Mile Run Start
8:40 a.m. — 5K Run-Walk Start
Wave Starts (Based on bib color)

Course Maps:

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K Run-Walk

This event is designed for individuals who don’t wish to attempt 10 miles‚ or for walkers and relaxed-pace runners who feel they would take longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete 10 miles. All 5K entrants receive the same amenities as the 10 milers‚ including the official race t-shirt, their overall times and place in the event‚ and post-race food and drink.

Pre-registration is required for the 5K Run-Walk.

Kids Half Mile Fun-Run

This event is a half mile fun run for kids ages 5 to 12.

Registration: Pre-registration is required for the Kids Run. Registration will be limited to the first 500. There will be a $10 entry fee. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a finisher's medal. Registration will open at 10 A.M. on January 6‚ 2014. A registration link will be posted here when registration is open.

Race Start Time: 8:15 A.M. on Sunday‚ April 6‚ 2014.

Fee: $10. Includes t-shirt.

Awards: All finishers receive a custom-made medal.


For more information on the race, please visit the official race site at www.cherryblossom.org.

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