Cherry Blossom 10 Mile to host USA 10 Mile Championships
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run will play host to the Women’s USA 10 Mile Championships, presented by America’s Credit Union, on April 7, USA Track & Field and meet organizers announced. The race will be held at the 41st running of the Runners Rite of Spring in Washington, D.C.
"The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run has been a spring institution for road runners for more than four decades," Max Siegel, CEO of USATF said. "We are thrilled to bring our Women's 10 Mile Championship to the nation's capital for what is sure to be a great day for elite women's racing."
“The addition of the USA Women’s 10 Mile Championship to our slate of weekend activities complements and reinforces our mission, which is to be the only truly elite road race in our nation’s capital,” said Race Director Phil Stewart. “We appreciate the support of America’s Credit Unions, which made it possible for us to host the women’s championship, and are excited to host the very best American women distance runners, and look forward to them taking aim at the single-sex U.S. record.”
Over 26,000 runners submitted applications to participate in the 2013 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K. Since 2002, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K have raised over $5.5 million for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and a significant part of that sum has been raised by Charity Race entrants.
The women’s-only 10-mile American record was set at the 2009 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run by Sally Meyerhoff in 54:37.