Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Training Plans

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Cherry Blossom Ten Mile
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific Cherry Blossom Ten Mile goals.

  • Expert Training Plans

    expert plans

    Developed by certified coaches with time-tested results.

  • Runner Specific Training Plans

    Runner Specific

    We know you’re unique. Your training plan should match.

  • Race Specific Training Plans

    race Specific

    Race profile, time of year, and altitude all factor into our plans.

  • Affordable Training Plans


    Custom plans shouldn’t cost more than the race itself.


Founded in 1973, the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C. is held on the first Sunday of April each year. The date is chosen to coincide with the blooming of the cherry blossoms. It also attracts many international running stars who use this race as a warm-up for the Boston Marathon, held around two weeks later. In addition to the 10-mile course, a 5K option is also offered. Whether you're starting your first 5K or you're a seasoned competitor, training properly is key. Custom Training Plans can help you get ready with customized programs that are designed to build strength, cardiovascular endurance, and power. Because each plan is customized to fit you and prepare you for the race you're planning to run, our Cherry Blossom Ten Mile training plans and Cherry Blossom 5K training plans reduce the risk of burnout and injury by adjusting the intensity of each workout to your current fitness level.

Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Training Plan

Both distances of the Cherry Blossom races start and finish at the Washington Monument, but which side you depart from depends on which race you’re running: the 10-mile or the 5K. The 5K course starts and finishes on at the southwest corner of the Washington Monument; the 10-mile race starts from the east side. After the 5K runners depart, the course skirts the Tidal Basin, where runners can see the Jefferson and Roosevelt Memorials across the water. The course then curves around the Lincoln Memorial as the runners head out-and-back to the Kennedy Center and return to the Washington Monument for the finish.

The 10-mile course covers the same ground as the 5K with many notable additions to the list of sights runners will see along the way, like Arlington National Cemetery, the Watergate complex, and Rock Creek Park. The extended course features a loop of nearly five miles in East Potomac Park that touches Hains Point before heading back toward the Washington Monument. According to finishers, this part of the race can be the most difficult – depending on the weather, racers may face very chilly headwinds off the Potomac, and there’s less crowd support here than near the Mall. Despite these challenges, you can set yourself up for success with a CTP Cherry Blossom Ten Mile training plan that helps you build physical endurance and confidence.

Training for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile or 5K with Custom Training Plans can help you prepare at the pace that’s right for you. Every workout is customized to fit your fitness level, your goals, and the race itself! We fold in mobility exercises, cross-training, and a variety of running workouts to give you a comprehensive way to prepare for your Cherry Blossom race. Whatever your goals for this race may be, trust CTP to get you to the starting line feeling ready to race. Experience the advantage of customized training by choosing a CTP Cherry Blossom Ten Mile training plan or a Cherry Blossom 5K training plan.

Here’s what you’ll receive in your plan package:

  • Daily Plans


  • Pace Chart

    Pace chart

  • Lift Workouts

    Lift workouts

  • Coaching Letter

    Letter from your coach

  • Mobility Workouts

    Mobility workouts

  • RPE Chart

    RPE chart

  • Running Podcast


  • Motivational Emails

    Weekly motivation email

How Training Plans Work

How it works

  1. Complete our proprietary runner questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
  2. Your custom Cherry Blossom Ten Mile plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom Cherry Blossom Ten Mile training plan, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile with confidence.

Our method

  1. Certified Coaches

    With the expertise of USATF certified coaches and physical therapists, we built an advanced model to weigh the effects of runner-specific variables on training outcomes.

  2. Custom Race Profile

    We analyzed unique characteristics of hundreds of races across the country to build a “race profile” into our model that accounts for elevation gain, altitude, time of year, and more.

  3. Training Plan Model

    Our model generates a unique training plan for you and your race, and all plans are reviewed by a coach and hand-tweaked before they make their way to you.