VIRTUAL SHOFUSO CHERRY BLOSSOM 10K & 5K: Spring starts at Shofuso!
The Shofuso Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K is going virtual! Runners can complete their distances on their own schedule at the sanctioned course among the cherry trees near Shofuso, on their regular training courses, on a treadmill, or anywhere that feels right (while practicing social distancing, of course!). Walkers welcome too.
Between Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 18, complete your run/walk at your convenience, submit your time on our RunSignUp app via MapMyRun or your own timing, take some selfies along the way or at the finish with the hashtag #CherryBlossom10K or #SpringStartsatShofuso.
Early Bird: January 4 $35
Discounted: February 12 $40
Regular Price: March 19 $45
We’ll share a J-Pop Spotify playlist for some inspirational Japanese pump-up tunes for running. Prizes will be awarded for winners in fun selfie categories:
- Cutest pet
- Most glamorous outfit
- Most beautiful background
- Silliest outfit
- Most scenic route
All participants will receive a beautiful cherry blossom race t-shirt, route map with selfie locations marked, and free admission to Shofuso during the 2021 season!
All proceeds benefit the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Shofuso, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Shofuso opens for visitation on March 20, 2021. Philadelphia’s cherry trees generally bloom for a period of time at the end of March through the end of April, but nature is unpredictable and bloom times can be short. Sign up for our newsletter for more information about all our programs as spring approaches.