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Runners kick off the 2017 Cherry Blossom 10-Miler.

Runners kick off the 2017 Cherry Blossom 10-Miler.

Bob Burgess
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Runners, Fans Flock to Cherry Blossom 10-Miler and 5K Run-Walk

Don’t forget the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Miler and 5K Races on Sunday morning, as well as the crowds expected for Saturday’s race packet pick-up and half-mile kids’ run on Saturday.

Sunday’s 10-miler begins and ends at the Washington Monument. Your best bets to get there are via Metro (Smithsonian Station); taxi or ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft; or bicycle (there’s a bike corral).

Cherry Blossom 10-mile course.

Cherry Blossom 10-mile course.

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

If you’re intent on driving yourself, you might want to reserve a spot via SpotHero or the Ronald Reagan Building.

Here are the road closures from 6:30-11 am:

  • Independence Ave, SW between 14th St, and 23rd St.
  • Ohio Drive, 23rd St. to Virginia Ave (Rock Creek Parkway section)
  • Ohio Drive, riverside and channel side (East and West Potomac Parks)
  • Memorial Bridge to include Arlington Memorial Circle and Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • 23rd St., Constitution Ave to Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • 17th St. Constitution Ave to Independence Ave

Here’s a map of the 10-miler course: http://www.cherryblossom.org/images/2018/maps18/10MCourseMap(180314).pdf

And the course for the 5K: http://www.cherryblossom.org/images/2018/maps18/5K%20course(180319).pdf

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