Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run celebrates 50th running

Credit unions present a check for $450,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals before the 50th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Sunday morning. (CUNA photo)

A pair of 21-year-old runners finished first in their groups and credit unions presented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a check for $450,000 Sunday morning at the 50th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run.

Tsegay Kidanu of Ethiopia was the first-place men’s finisher and he set a new course record with a time of 46:08. Sarah Chelangat of Uganda was the first-place women’s finisher with a time of 52:04, 33 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

CUNA Board Vice Chair Caroline Willard, president/CEO of the Cornerstone League, held the finish line tape for the winners.

“Of all the events that bring credit union advocates to Washington, D.C., the Credit Union Cherry Blossom race is as festive as it is philanthropic,” Willard said. “I’m honored to cheer on race finishers in the name of Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”


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