Why We're Involved

The 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run will mark the 17th year of title sponsorship of this 46-year old, “bucket list” race known as the Runners Rite of Spring. This race, that takes place in our nation’s capital, includes more than 500 Capitol Hill staffers and legislators. In addition, nearly 200 members of Congress from 44 states supported the event as Honorary Race Chairs in 2017.  This race is the premier event showcasing the credit union difference to Capitol Hill, and gives credit unions tremendous visibility in front of Congress.

 By serving as the title sponsor, credit unions are continuing to foster a successful event, raise significant awareness about the difference credit unions make in the lives of consumers and our communities, and donate much needed money to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide.  In collaboration with our colleagues in California who sponsor the Credit Union SacTown Run, we presented a check for $580,485 to CMN Hospitals following the 2017 race – making our total more than $8 million since 2002.

In 2016 alone, credit unions across the nation raised more than $12 million for CMN Hospitals. This makes credit unions the 3rd largest fundraiser for CMN Hospitals, behind Walmart and Costco.