Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

( 29 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Washington ,
    District of Columbia,
    United States
  • April
  • 10 miles
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Christine Guenther

Spokane, Washington, United States
73 121
"Cherry Blossom 10 Miler"
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Christine Guenther's thoughts:

This was my 4th year running the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. My first year, I got in off the lottery and since, I've volunteered at the expo in order to get guaranteed race entry for the next year. The course is pretty set in stone and hasn't changed since I've run it, and is a fairly flat course.

The Expo: Friday/Saturday and they've improved picking up your packets since my first year running Cherry Blossom. It's at the National Building Museum which is easily accessible by the Metro. Pretty standard vendors there and the opportunity to sign up for other races

The course: Don't bring a car. Take the Metro to the National Mall and find your way to the Washington Monument. Race typically starts at 730 AM and is a wave start. You see a good chunk of scenery and a good amount of Cherry Blossom Trees, although the Cherry Blossoms are hit or miss. It is on the congested side of races I run, they really can't add any more people. Aid stations every 1-2 miles depending on the part of the course. Flat and good for times

Finish: Ends on a slight hill, but no big deal. They keep you moving through the chute and good access to food and water after you leave the finish. Medals have their own booth (order/ pay for separately). Nice this year was Race Joy so you could check your time asap and argue when your time was 14 minutes off (changed pretty quickly)

Good race to run!

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