Cherry Blossom 10 Miler is one of DC’s most popular races! It is held during the brief 3-4 week window when the Cherry trees are in blossom! It also celebrates the Cherry Blossom festival and the gift of the cherry blossom trees to US from Japan.
The course is blossomrific as one can see blossoms around the Tidal Basin, Hains Point, and by the Potomac River!
It’s also historically one of the most difficult races to get into. In prior years, I would pretend to be working and secretly have my mouse on the ready – so once online registration went live, Lauren and I would be two of the lucky ones to get in. You see, the 10,000 entries would be filled up in less than 3 hours.
Well, either employers didn’t value this use of our time or those who do not sit idly at their cubes voiced their opposition of feeling left out and the registration process has changed!
So this year, people will have a 10 day window to register for the lottery. From the lottery, people will be selected to run the race. One can register for the race from 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009. The registration website is https://secure.marathonguide.com/register/CherryBlossom10Mile/
We’re hoping enough crawlers can register so we can have one or two teams!