Race the Bloom!
We are Seattle’s annual Cherry Blossom Run benefiting UW Botanic Gardens. Race distances feature a USATF certified Half Marathon, a 5K from the Center for Urban Horticulture to Red Square/The Quad, and a Union Bay Kids 1K run.
Did you know over 200 cherry blossom trees exist on the University of Washington campus, and the largest cluster of cherry blossoms are in The Quad with 30 Yoshino cherry trees?! Thousands of people come to view these stunning Yoshino cherry blossom trees in bloom each year in late March to early April, and we want YOU to be a part of this tradition.
The Cherry Blossom Run is bar none one of the prettiest runs you’ll ever do! From the start, you’ll run/walk through acres of urban natural area and see wildlife, Lake Washington, the 520 Floating Bridge, and the Bellevue skyline. You’ll pass by renowned UW sports facilities including the new Husky Ball Field and the impressive Husky Stadium! As you go past the UW Link Rail Station and over the Montlake Blvd Pedestrian Overpass, look back to see Mt. Rainier! Head past various academic buildings and when you reach the main entrance it’ll be a downhill finish into an oasis of gothic-style architecture and one of the nation’s most stunning displays of cherry blossom trees in bloom!