The Cherry Tree Running Festival will take place on May 21, 2011. Visit www.cherrytreerun.com to register and for more details.
Register now and save before prices increase on April 1. It is still only $45 to register for the half marathon with no processing fees.
The first 1,500 to register in the Blackstone Valley Half marathon or the Kyle Coutu 5K will receive the long sleeve technical shirt shown above.
Run the Blackstone Valley Half Marathon and experience the beautiful architecture and landscape of the historical Blackstone Valley. The Blackstone Valley Half Marathon will start at Slater Mill in the historical area of Pawtucket RI and then head west close to the Blackstone River to George Washington Hwy in Cumberland RI. The return route will be mostly run on the Blackstone Valley bikeway along the Blackstone river offering runners and walkers beautiful landscape views.
If the half marathon is a little too far for you then consider running the Kyle Coutu 5K. The Kyle Coutu 5K will be mostly run in historical area of Pawtucket RI, passing many of the historical buildings in Pawtucket.
And do not forget to bring the children for the Cherry Blossom Youth 1K. This race is an out and back run on Cherry Tree Lane. And make sure you bring the children a little early for the pet parade that will take place before the Cherry Blossom Youth 1K.
The Rhode Island Cherry Blossom Festival will also take place on the same day as the Cherry Tree Running Festival. The Cherry Blossom Festival will include games and activities for kids, art and food vendors, a chocolate demonstration and lots of live entertainment including the Chinese Lion Dancers.
In an effort to further promote healthy lifestyles the Festival Committee has teamed with the New Urban Farmers to give away more than 20,000 food bearing plants to event participants and local residents.
The Kyle Coutu 5K will be run to honor Pawtucket native, Marine Klye Coutu.