Seattle Cherry Blossom Run (2024)

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Celebrate the famous CHERRY BLOSSOMS around University of Washington! March 23th, 24th, 30th, 2024!

5K to the blossoms!

5K Run/Walk (Saturday 3/23)

$55$3503/228:00AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 5:00pm PST

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Buy/bring tea or coffee!

Sip and Stroll 5K (Saturday 3/23)

$55$3503/229:00AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 5:00pm PST

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A new 10K!!

10K Run (Sunday 3/24)

$65$4503/238:30AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

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Campus & Back (USATF)

Half Marathon (Sunday 3/24)

$110$7003/238:00AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
1 spot left.Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 12:00am PST

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Boston Qualifier! Flat & fast

Full Marathon (Sunday 3/24)

$120$12003/237:30AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 24, 2024 at 10:38pm PST

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5K to the blossoms!

5K Run/Walk (Saturday 3/30)

$55$3503/298:00AM PDT- 1:00PM PDT
2,000 spots left.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

Buy/bring tea or coffee!

Sip and Stroll 5K (Saturday 3/30)

$55$3503/298:40AM PDT- 1:00PM PDT
350 spots left.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

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Kid's Sprint!

Blossom Kids Run (3/30)

$24$2003/299:00AM PDT- 1:00PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

Open to ages 8 and under.

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Countdown to bloom time!

Unisex Fit Performance Tee

Unisex performance tee included with the 5K registration!

Hashtag (#) your event photos on social media! Let's share our photos and video from UW!

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Slim Fit - UCHIWA long sleeve shirt for purchase!

The UCHIWA long sleeve helps you stay COOL while you run.

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Blossom Shop

Unisex - DRAGON long sleeve shirt for purchase!

The DRAGON long sleeve shirt will bring you power and good luck while running.

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Blossom Shop

2024 Finisher Medals Included With Registration!

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Blossom Shop

Browse the Blossom Shop!

See our popular line-up of performance shirts!We have SCBR Tumblers available. And soon just more neat stuff!

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Blossom Shop

Race Weekend Schedule

RACE SCHEDULE

Bib and Swag Pickup

LOCATIONS AND DATES

Volunteers

WE NEED INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS!SIGN UP AS A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS!

Hotel Accommodations


Coming from out of town or want a staycation?! Stay at an official CBR hotel!

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4507 Brooklyn Ave, Seattle, WA 98105

Situated in the University District, close to the race, boasting art deco, rooftop bar/restaurant, great amenities and panoramic / 360 views!

Seattle Cherry Blossom Preview

Cherry Blossom Watch at UW

Watch LIVE!

Sakura!

Sakura is Japanese for flowering cherry tree!

Celebrated for centuries in Japan and NOW all around the world. They are a symbol of renewed life and beauty!

The popping blossoms mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring!

There are over 100 flowering cherry trees on the UW campus you get to see! But none are as STUNNING as the 29 yoshino variety in the UW Quad during peak bloom.

Hanami!

Cherry blossom viewing is called Hanami.

Sit under the blossoms and eat, drink tea, and visit with friends/family on a blanket or short table.

This is most relaxing post-race experience ever - on the grass, under the falling cherry blossom petals...


Submit virtual run results here!

Race Price Increases

5K to the blossoms!

5K Run/Walk (Saturday 3/23)

$55$3503/228:00AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 5:00pm PST

Sign Up

Buy/bring tea or coffee!

Sip and Stroll 5K (Saturday 3/23)

$55$3503/229:00AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 5:00pm PST

Sign Up

A new 10K!!

10K Run (Sunday 3/24)

$65$4503/238:30AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

Sign Up

Campus & Back (USATF)

Half Marathon (Sunday 3/24)

$110$7003/238:00AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
1 spot left.Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 12:00am PST

Sign Up

Boston Qualifier! Flat & fast

Full Marathon (Sunday 3/24)

$120$12003/237:30AM PDT- 1:30PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 24, 2024 at 10:38pm PST

Sign Up

5K to the blossoms!

5K Run/Walk (Saturday 3/30)

$55$3503/298:00AM PDT- 1:00PM PDT
2,000 spots left.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

Sign Up

Buy/bring tea or coffee!

Sip and Stroll 5K (Saturday 3/30)

$55$3503/298:40AM PDT- 1:00PM PDT
350 spots left.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

Sign Up

Kid's Sprint!

Blossom Kids Run (3/30)

$24$2003/299:00AM PDT- 1:00PM PDT
Sorry! This event is full.Registration Opens November 19, 2024 at 7:00pm PST

Open to ages 8 and under.

Sign Up

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Race Info

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Mandatory Packet Pick Up
  • U District Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Packet Shipping Option
  • FAQs
  • Sponsor and Vendor Application
  • Contact Us!
  • Swag

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  • Become a Fundraiser
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FAQs

How long will the cherry blossoms last in Seattle? ›

“Historically, peak bloom in the Quad typically begins during the third full week of March and goes into the fourth week of March.

How many miles is five K? ›

A 5K run is 3.1 miles. Don't be afraid of the distance. A 5K run is a great distance for a new runner.

Why are there so many cherry blossoms in Seattle? ›

The gift wasn't the first of its kind for the city, either. Japan had given cherry trees to Seattle in the early twentieth century as well, and there are thousands of the trees around the city.

Where is the Cherry Blossom Festival in Seattle? ›

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival is the first ethnic festival held annually at Seattle Center and the oldest in the Festál series.

Are there still cherry blossoms at the end of April? ›

Peak Bloom Reached

Peak bloom varies annually depending on weather conditions. The most likely time to reach peak bloom is between the last week of March and the first week of April. Extraordinary warm or cool temperatures have resulted in peak bloom as early as March 15 (1990) and as late as April 18 (1958).

Will there still be cherry blossoms after peak bloom? ›

Around 7-10 days is fairly typical. In the right conditions, they can last up to nearly 2 weeks after peak bloom. In the wrong conditions, they can be gone in 3-5 days.

What is a good 5K time for a woman? ›

Females
Age groupTime (minutes and seconds)
20–2920:15
30–3920:58
40–4921:36
50–5924:03
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How to run a 5K without training? ›

  1. Stay Properly Hydrated. Drink 8 to 16 ounces of water one or two hours before the start of the race. ...
  2. Start Slow. ...
  3. Position Yourself Among the Pack. ...
  4. Divide and Conquer. ...
  5. Don't be Afraid to Walk.
Feb 20, 2015

How many people can run 5K? ›

Approximately 50-60% of individuals with average fitness levels can complete a 5k race with proper training and preparation.

Which city has the most cherry blossoms? ›

Macon is the cherry blossom capital of the world. Each year it holds a Cherry Blossom Festival — this year it's March 15-24. The city is transformed into a pink wonderland with more than 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees.

What city in the US is known for cherry blossoms? ›

Washington, D.C. is probably the U.S. city most famous for its cherry blossoms, and for good reason: More than 3,000 trees are in the city, creating legit cherry blossom fields within city limits. The Tidal Basin is the best place to see DC's blossom spectacular in March or April, but be prepared to battle the crowds.

When can you see cherry blossoms in Seattle? ›

Many are in public gardens, while others are landscaped throughout neighborhoods and nearby attractions. Along with other early spring bloomers like daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, plum trees, and magnolias, cherry blossoms begin to bud in late February and peak in March and early April.

Do cherry blossoms grow in Seattle? ›

Keep going south for more cherry blossoms: Flowering trees can be found in Seward Park and along nearby Lake Washington Boulevard, in addition to nearby Jefferson Park. For those outside Seattle, try Point Defiance Park in Tacoma or Downtown Park in Bellevue.

How long do cherry blossoms last? ›

The best viewing of the cherry blossom trees typically lasts four to seven days after peak bloom begins, but the blossoms can last for up to two weeks under ideal conditions.

What are the pink trees in Washington state? ›

The cherry blossom is a tree synonymous with Japanese culture and springtime, but the vibrant pink bloom has planted its roots in Washington state for over a century. Cherry blossoms first landed on American soil in 1912 as a gift from the people of Japan to the United States, according to Metro Parks Tacoma.

How long are cherry blossoms out for? ›

And while a cherry blossom tree's blossoms typically bloom for 10-12 days, the cherry blossom trees can blossom for many multiple decades. Coincidentally, after they blossom, they sometimes fruit (only ever cherries) in the exact same location where their blossoms bloomed.

What month do cherry blossoms stop blooming? ›

How long does the cherry blossom season last? Running from late March to early April, the cherry blossom season is heartbreakingly brief with sakura living for only two short weeks. Hanami reminds the Japanese that life is short, and they must make the most of it.

How long does cherry season last in Washington state? ›

Cherry harvest season generally runs from early June through August. Washington is the top U.S. producer of sweet cherries, apples, and pears. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and California are the only states that export sweet cherries. The Washington and Oregon sweet cherry industries employ 20,000 people.

How long do cherry blossom trees last? ›

Like their blossoms, flowering cherry trees themselves are fairly ephemeral too, at least as trees go. Most cultivars live only 30 to 40 years.

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