Cherry Blossom Races

Announcing the Cherry Blossom Races!!!

My first virtual run – fundraiser run -I want to more bling run has exceeded my expectations! If you haven’t registered, a few spots are open (go HERE) So I have decided to do another and this time it will be bigger and better, I’ve learned a lot about race directing (and I use that term loosely) so look out. I’ve learned that people love bling, yay! and people have a boat load of questions… I can not imagine how many questions people get for in person races, the logistics of having a location and the facilitating of working with all sorts of people to get a race up and running must be crazy… I knew it took a lot of work but now I really know. Anyway, what is the point of a bigger and better race without PRIZES!?!?! Yay for prizes. The Cherry Blossom Races will offer a 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon option and

  • If 25 people (or more) register entry will include custom cherry blossom medals (at the time of this post 20 people have registered and the medals are currently designed – see below)
  • If 60 people (or more) register one random person will win a prize box filled with my favorite running nutrition items.
  • If 100 people (or more) register one random person will win a GARMIN 10 (color choice is up to the winner)

Want to win? Spread the word, make sure we get enough registrants to have prizes! Tell your friends, your family, your coworkers, your running buddies, your kids, your parents… tell anyone.

Race dates are April 12-14th, you will get a medal and profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society, you can REGISTER HERE

 

sneak peak of the medal design
sneak peek of the medal design

Let me know in the comments if you are running and who you convinced to sign up!

45 comments

    I'm running!! Nothing local is scheduled that weekend, so I'm happy to add this one, especially for such a great cause! (And I love running bling, too!)

    Lisa A | 5 years ago Reply

    Just registered! I'm so excited:)

    Caroline | 5 years ago Reply

    Hi, sorry to ask this. I'm new and I want to know what is virtual run

    Mary | 4 years ago Reply

      Hi! A virtual run is a run that takes place over (usually) a few days, you (everyone) run(s) whenever you(they) can/want in a location that makes sense for you(them) It takes the anxiety, travel and geographic constraints away and many people find virtual runs a great training and motivational tool ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    I believe I am going to sign up for this... randomly saw this on Active Advantage and it seems like a great benefit for the American Cancer Society. Pretty cool that you get a medal with it to. I am training for a half-marathon on May 4th and I need to do 13 easy miles on the weekend of April 12th. So PERFECT!!!! :) Hopefully it doesn't sell out by tonight when I get home!!!

    Svetlana Maksimovich | 4 years ago Reply

      Thanks! (and sorry for my delay) I'm training for a half the same weekend, go us!

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

        No wories in the delay! We are all busy people :) What half-marathon are you doing?

        Svetlana Maksimovich | 4 years ago Reply

    I believe I am going to sign up for this... randomly saw this on Active Advantage and it seems like a great benefit for the American Cancer Society. Pretty cool that you get a medal with it to. I am training for a half-marathon on May 4th and I need to do 13 easy miles on the weekend of April 12th. So PERFECT!!!! :) Hopefully it doesn't sell out by tonight when I get home!!!

    Svetlana Maksimovich | 4 years ago Reply

    I'm signed up!! I signed up for the 5K but what if I try for the longer lengths? Does it matter? :)

    Tara | 4 years ago Reply

    Just signed up and I am extra excited!!! Especially for the bling, let's be serious it motivates you more, and virtual runs never get bling. This is awesome!!! April, are you here yet?

    Danielle | 4 years ago Reply

    Can't wait for this half marathon! I wanted to do the Frosty one as well, but I didn't get registered in time :-( Oh well.....lesson learned.

    Jody | 4 years ago Reply

      Yay! Sorry about Frosty I was shocked it sold out so quickly!

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    How do we confirm our times/ miles with you!? Do we email? Send a pic of the pedometer?

    Em | 4 years ago Reply

      No need to confirm - I will send out an email a few days before the race dates with final info and a link to the facebook event - you can reply to the email with results if you are interested ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    I just tried to register and it's full :( will you be opening anymore spots?? :)

    Becky | 4 years ago Reply

      Hopefully, yes! I am waiting to see if I can get more medals ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    I just registered! Super excited, love the medal (: Do we get tshirts or bibs as well?

    Abby | 4 years ago Reply

      No shirts =( I'm planning on designing a PDF bib though ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    Just registered!!! Super excited my first virtual race will be on my birthday! Best of luck on your fundraising for the ACS and half on May 4th!

    Jill | 4 years ago Reply

    My mom and I have signed up. We are super excited. Ready for April!

    Marissa | 4 years ago Reply

    How many people are signed up? Is it too late to register?

    Jane Marshall | 4 years ago Reply

    Is there any way we can confirm our email address and/or have the address the email would come from? I want to make sure that I don't miss the email with the info in it (and that it doesn't end up in my spam folder)!! My best friend and I signed up to run it together. It'll be my 3rd half marathon in 3 weeks, and her second in 2!

    Jaime | 4 years ago Reply

      sure... email me josephinelillian (at) gmail (dot) com please!

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    When will an e-mail be going out to those registered with more info?

    Tanya | 4 years ago Reply

      Went out this morning 4/10 ;) medals should be arriving in the next few days as well

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    Is there a specific app you prefer in order to track our mileage?

    Kesha | 4 years ago Reply

      No special app, submitting time is optional... Nike + , Runkeeper & Charity Miles all have great apps ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    Just finished our run with Cindy F. in 2:22. Great run and can't wait for the medal to come. Thanks for Josephine!!!

    Danielle | 4 years ago Reply

    Ran my 5th half marathon. Came in at 2:11, 5 minutes faster than my best time :)

    Ann | 4 years ago Reply

    Just ran my 5k race today, and it was my fastest 5k of 2013! It finally feels like I'm getting back into my running groove!

    Caroline | 4 years ago Reply

    Did a training 13.1 for the Indy 500 Mini Marathon May 4th. My goal for the half is 2:23. I ran this one in 2:27 and I hope to knock a few more minutes off during the race.

    Svetlana Maksimovich | 4 years ago Reply

      Completed my 10K yesterday at the Peace Love Run with a time of 1:20:37.

      Margaret Tollner | 4 years ago Reply

    Where do we post our times? My mom, Krena White, and I went ahead and finished a half marathon (just because we could) on April 14, 2013 in 4 hours and 5 mins. We are looking forward to our medals!!!

    Marissa Owens | 4 years ago Reply

      Thanks! here is fine to submit thanks and great job!

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    Hi Josephine, I still have not received my medal and wanted to check in with you. Thanks!

    Danielle | 4 years ago Reply

      I have not received mine either. :)

      Svetlana M. | 4 years ago Reply

      Yes, we were wondering the same thing. Did they go out parcel post?

      Gayle | 4 years ago Reply

      I ran my 10k on 4/13....Could you give us an idea when the medals will be sent?

      Thorne | 4 years ago Reply

        They have been sent, they should arrive any day now ;)

        Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

      Any day now... had some issues with the USPS but they claim all will be there by 4/23

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    Hi there I recieved my medal the other day and love it! A lot of my running friends on facebook say its one of the prettiest medals they've ever seen! Also I have a few questions so if you could please message me that would be awesome! :) - plainandpink@yahoo.com

    Abby | 4 years ago Reply

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