High winds will affect Sunday’s Cherry Blossom Run

WASHINGTON– Planning on participating in the Cherry Blossom Run on Sunday? High winds have caused some changes in the day’s events.

  • Both the 5K and the 10 mile run are still on, but the Kids’ Run has been cancelled.
  • There won’t be any overhead signage like banners and posters, as well as split-time clocks and other on-course signage.
  • The tents on the Washington Monument grounds will be taken down, with the exception of the bag check tent and the main medical tent.
  • There will be no pre-race warm up or post-race awards ceremony.
  • After completing the race, runners will be given heat blankets and water, and encouraged to head home .

Find more information about the day’s events on the Cherry Blossom Run website.

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