Credit Union Cherry Blossom/Spring Mid-Distance Details

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OVERVIEW Are you planning to run the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in April? Or do you have another spring race in mind, whether it's a 10K or a 10-miler or a half marathon? Train with us for a great performance! Whether your goal is to finish the race, or to finish faster than you ever have before, prepare to do your best with a coach’s guidance and fellow runners to help keep you motivated.  AND, you'll get some great UnderArmour gear along the way!


OR train with us in the PREMIUM program and you can guarantee a great training experience for you (and any of your running friends who choose to join you as well!) AND a race bib. You don’t even need to register for the lottery! (See details under the Premium Program below.)
PROGRAM DETAILS

The program returns for its seventh year, and is brought to you in partnership with UnderArmour and the race organizers for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. It is also appropriate for those prepping for the spring season in general. 2017 training sites will include DC/Arlington and Reston.

Credit Union Cherry Blossom/Spring Mid-Distance – STANDARD PROGRAM

The Standard program includes an awesome LS premium from UnderArmour (past premiums have included LS shirts, half-zips, and jackets — different sites/participants may receive different cool stuff!). You also receive the 10-week training plan, weekly group runs, access to group track workouts, special sales and promotions, and more.  (Note that we’ve made this program 10 weeks because, especially after last winter, we EXPECT that there may be some weather-related cancellations, and have built in some extra prep time just in case!)

Credit Union Cherry Blossom/Spring Mid-Distance – PREMIUM PROGRAM {Includes Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race Bib}

Thanks to the generosity of our friends at UnderArmour, we have the rare opportunity to access race bibs for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and offer a Premium Training Program. Premium Program participants receive all the great program benefits of the Standard Program, AND a RACE ENTRY for the 2017 Cherry Blossom race. When you attend your first training session, you will receive a code which enables you to complete your registration and waiver through the Cherry Blossom website, and also to add on any items like a finishers’ medal or t-shirt upgrade directly through the race.

***NOTE: Registering for training guarantees you a bib but does NOT register you for the race – we are partners with the race organizers but operate two separate businesess. You still have to complete that registration process (including the waiver) separately, yourself. We do not do it for you. In the past, some folks never read any emails sent and did not register, then arrived at the expo expecting to pick up a bib and caused big challenges for the race organizers. Be aware of this process! ***

PROGRAM DURATION

The program returns for its seventh year, and is brought to you in partnership with UnderArmour and the race organizers for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. It is also appropriate for those prepping for the spring season in general.

The program will kick off the weekend of January 21, 2017 and includes training sites in DC/Arlington, and Reston. The program includes weekly group weekend runs and optional weekday group runs and/or workouts.  You will receive a 10-week schedule based on your background/race goal; that plan includes guidance on what to do on days you are not meeting with the group.  On-site coaches will answer your questions and keep you excited and motivated as they guide you toward your race goal.

PROGRAM COST

Credit Union Cherry Blossom/Spring Mid-Distance Training – STANDARD PROGRAM is $125 for the session. This cost includes up to ten weekly coached weekend morning sessions, optional weekly track/group workouts as scheduled and available, and participant benefits including a LS technical shirt, half zip or jacket, and other giveaways and social activities.

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom/Spring Mid-Distance Training – PREMIUM PROGRAM is $165 for the session and INCLUDES your race entry fee. Register before the race lottery and you don’t need to hassle with wondering if you’ll get into the race!

Active participants in the CB/Spring Mid-Distance Training Program also receive special promotions from Potomac River Running Store and discounts on entry to all =PR= owned races.

We love loyal runners! Typically returning partiicpant discounts have been limited to our shorter programs, but in 2017 for the first time, past =PR= Training participants receive $10 off the program fee, just for coming back out!  No code needed — just register using the same login credentials you have registered with in the past, and you’ll receive the savings automatically.

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

There are two available training sites for the Cherry Blossom/Spring Mid-Distance Training Program:  DC/Arlington (meeting in Georgetown and Rosslyn depending on the week), and Reston.  The Winter/Spring Distance Training Program will meet in Burke, DC and Reston as well, offering additional group run opportunities should participants have a conflict with the scheduled CB/Spring Mid-Distance run.

DC (Georgetown)/Arlington-based Distance Training Program:  Meeting in DC at 34th & Water Street in Georgetown (under the Whitehurst Freeway at the park area near the start of the Capital Crescent Trail.) Meeting in Rosslyn at Roosevelt Island or Iwo Jima. The Sunday meeting day allows for available off-street parking. If Arlington-based, a a walk across the bridge enables use of the Rosslyn Metro. In past years, many carpools have formed. Weekend sessions meet SUNDAYS at 9:00 AM. (Session time may move earlier as program progresses to accommodate longer runs and we ask everyone to arrive 15 minutes early so the run can start promptly.) Optional Weekday Speed Session in DC on Thursdays (at Wilson HS at 6:30 PM) and likely also in Arlington on Wednesdays (at W-L HS at 6:30 PM.)

Reston-based Winter Training Program:  Meeting at the =PR= Reston Store in Reston Town Center. Runs on the W&OD with occasional “field trips.” Location is convenient for suburban runners from Reston, Vienna/McLean, Chantilly, Centreville, and more. Sessions meet SUNDAYS at 9:00 AM. (Session time may move earlier as program progresses to accommodate longer runs and we ask everyone to arrive 15 minutes early so the run can start promptly.) Optional Weekday Speed Session in Reston on Tuesdays (at South Lakes HS at 6:30 PM.)


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