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CUs Celebrate 16 Years of Race Title Sponsorship and Milestone Donation of $8 Million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

District Of Columbia

The Credit Union Family of Races, will be presenting a $580,485 donation to its charity of choice, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) on April 2, the date of two popular races on the east and west coasts - the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run® and the Credit Union SacTown Run. Of that check amount, over $102,000 has been raised, so far, from runners, their families and friends. Since credit unions became the title sponsors in 2002, just over $8 million has been donated to CMNHs nationwide. Locally, Children's National in DC and Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Maryland benefit as part of CMNH.

To date, 190 Members of Congress have signed on to be honorary race chairs, including the following members of the Maryland and DC Congressional Delegation: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen as well as Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Reps. Elijah Cummings, Jamie Raskin and Dutch Ruppersberger. Credit unions appreciate their support.

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

The 45th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run will take place Sunday, April 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. on the Washington Monument Grounds, Washington, D.C. The race course is a fast, flat route around the iconic memorials in the nation’s capital. The race is on the “bucket list” of things to do in Washington, D.C. according to the Washingtonian Magazine. There is also a 5K Walk-Run on April 2, and a Kids’ Run on April 1.

The check will be presented at a kick-off press conference at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, in Room HVC 201 in the Capitol Visitor Center. A patient family will be on hand to receive the check, along with representatives from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Congressional FCU and U.S. Senate FCU sponsor the annual Cherry Blossom Capitol Hill Competition, the race within the larger Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. House and Senate offices form teams to compete for the Capitol Hill Cup. The team with the best race time wins the cup to display in its office. Five hundred and forty congressional staffers are running in what’s known as the “Runner’s Rite of Spring”.