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Kick off spring with this destination event and spring time tradition! It's Washington's most beautiful run/walk as participants start at an urban wildlife sanctuary and head to one of the nation's most iconic cherry blossom displays - all in the heart of Seattle’s renowned UW campus!
Mark "going" on the UW Cherry Blossom Run Facebook Event page. Then share the event to your own Facebook page. Then take a screen shot of it as proof and send it to us through the main Cherry Blossom Run Facebook Messenger or email email@example.com. We will then send you a unique 15% off code from January 1st to February 14th, and a 10% off code from February 15th to February 29th. Click Here for the Facebook Event Link!
The Top 3 female and male finishers in each age category for each race will earn exclusive award medals! Join the Legion of Bloom!
- Half Marathon - price increases up to $75
- 5K Run/Walk - price increases up to $44
- Kids Union Bay 1K Run - price increases up to $20.
- Packet mailing if unable to attend packet pick up - $16
- Finisher commemorative medals - $3.
- Participant shirt included!
- Rainier Running & Cherry Blossom Run swag available for purchase at packet pick up and finish area.
Start at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Wind your way through the Union Bay Natural Area, along waterfront and around sports facilities, including Husky Stadium. Cross the pedestrian overpass into central campus and zig zag around Drumheller Fountain. Then head up towards the main entrance. Finish in Red Square surrounded by amazing gothic architecture and the iconic cherry blossoms!🌸 Half marathon runners will utilize the Burke Gilman Trail out and back.
The UW Botanic Gardens is a major beneficiary. You'll learn about their UW Center For Urban Horticulture and have an opportunity to experience their beautiful grounds and venue.
Free professional event photography at the Red Square and in The Quad when you wear your bib!
Free vendor goodies and coupons when you wear your bib!
Am I allowed to pick up packets for friends and family?
Yes! Just know their first and last name and birthday.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, for the 5K only. You will not be starting in Corral 1. Please start near the back and make sure they have all-terrain wheels and working brakes.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, for the 5K only and on leash of course! You will not be starting in Corral 1. Please pick up after your pet and start near the back of the last wave.
May I step on plants in the Union Bay Nature Area?
May I climb the trees for amazing photos anywhere on campus?
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