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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cherry Blossom 10-miler

The Cherry Blossom 10-miler is this Sunday.  Since moving to DC, I've never run this race or seen the Cherry Blossoms.  So this is a win all around. 

The Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is an annual 10-mile race in Washington, D.C.  It was founded in 1973 and originally a precursor training run for elite runners planning to compete in the Boston Marathon.  The race is scheduled for the first Sunday of each April, meant to coincide with the bloom of the cherry blossoms given as a gift in 1912 from the mayor of Tokyo. The race is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival of late March and early April in the city.

The race course covers many historic and memorable sights in Washington, D.C. Among the landmarks along the route are the Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Watergate complex, Rock Creek Park, and the Tidal Basin.

Pics will be up Sunday!

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