Capitol Hill staffers looking to compete in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Capitol Hill Competition can start registering on Feb. 1.
The competition, which consists of congressional staffers who form teams to vie for the Capitol Hill Cup, is a sub-race within the larger Cherry Blossom Run, one of Washington's biggest foot races of the year. Staffers can register here , starting at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 1.
According to a release from the race's organizers, almost 800 staffers ran in last year's competition. The "Red, White and Blumenauer" team carrying the banner for Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., won, posting a 3:18:24 time. Portions of the race proceeds go to children's hospitals through the Children's Miracle Network.