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  • Deadlines are this week for Bloomsday registration

    Bloomsday registration deadlines are this week for those who want to take advantage of the best rate. The 34th Lilac Bloomsday run is scheduled for May 2.


  • Hoopfest, Bloomsday come together

    Bloomsday and Hoopfest are joining forces. For the first time, teams can compete in both events this year to win the first Bloomsday-Hoopfest Team Championship.


  • Bloomfest, a combined championship

    Bloomsday and Hoopfest are joining forces. For the first time, teams can compete in both events this year to win the first Bloomsday-Hoopfest Team Championship.


  • I’m being benched; come join the celebrations

    Boy, I’m feeling out of gas. I guess it’s because I’m getting older. But it now takes me a day or two to fully recover from sitting out Bloomsday.


  • Making it look easy

    Prior to pre-race favorite Ridouane Harroufi’s decision to pull his name from the list of competitors in the 2009 Lilac Bloomsday Run, there was much talk about the Moroccan distance …


  • They claim the color of shame

    Alex Stewart, 14, will be doing Bloomsday today with his face painted green. He’ll hand out green “Empower” wrist bands and spread this message: Kids with mental health issues never …


  • Getting greener

    When 50,000 runners and walkers reach for water during Bloomsday, they leave quite a few paper cups behind. In previous years, cleanup crews have swiftly removed the trampled cups as …


  • Bloomsday facts: Today and beyond

    Number pick-up: Race numbers can be picked up at the trade show today from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The show is in the Group Health Exhibit Hall at the …


  • Bloomsday check-in continues; streets to close

    Only out-of-towners can check in now.


  • Officials: No changes for Bloomsday

    After consulting with the Spokane Regional Health District, Bloomsday will continue as planned, officials announced this afternoon.


  • Bloomsday’s Facebook page lets fans share enthusiasm

    Seems like everyone is joining Facebook. Even Bloomsday. Spokane’s Bloomsday race has more than 1,500 Facebook fans – fewer than the Beatles’ 1 million fans, but handily beating Boeing’s 254.


  • Kenya’s 15-year winning streak in jeopardy

    With defending champion Micah Kogo not entered, there is a good chance Kenya’s rule in the Men’s Open division of the Lilac Bloomsday Run could end with Sunday’s 33rd running …


  • Street crews prepare Bloomsday route

    Spokane city crews are working along the Bloomsday road run route getting it cleaned and in good shape for Sunday’s 33rd running of the popular event.


  • Bloomsday’s online registration deadline is Sunday

    The registration deadline for Spokane’s annual Bloomsday road race is approaching.


  • Bloomsday registration deadlines begin Tuesday

    The registration deadline for Spokane’s annual Bloomsday road race is approaching.


  • It just runs in the family

    Between now and the first Sunday in May, the Dingus family will be on the move. In addition to work, school, community service, soccer practice and other obligations, the Spokane …


  • Blanchette: Beardsley knows about beating odds

    It is coming up on 27 years now since the best of all Boston Marathons, the extraordinary “Duel in the Sun” in which Alberto Salazar willed himself ahead of Dick …


  • Writer uses poetry to help cope with prostate cancer

    When Steve Heaps was diagnosed with prostate cancer 13 months ago, all he could do at first was cry.

Schedule

Bloomsday Trade Show
May 4, 11:30 a.m.

At Group Health Exhibit Halls, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., until 8 p.m.

Check-in/registration
May 4, 11:30 a.m.

At Group Health Exhibit Halls, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., until 8 p.m.

Check-in/registration
May 5, 9 a.m.

At Group Health Exhibit Halls, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., until 8 p.m.

Bloomsday Trade Show
May 5, 9 a.m.

At Group Health Exhibit Halls, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., until 8 p.m.

STA shuttle buses board
May 6, 6:30 a.m.

Through 8:30 a.m. Locations: Spokane Valley Mall, Ferris High School, NorthTown Mall, EWU (Cheney)

Out-of-town check-in only
May 6, 6:30 a.m.

At Group Health Exhibit Halls, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., until 9 a.m.

Bike corral
May 6, 7:30 a.m.

Free bike lockup area at the Central Meadow in Riverfront Park, open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Worship service
May 6, 8 a.m.

At the Riverfront Park Floating Stage

Race start
May 6, 9 a.m.

Riverside Avenue east of Lincoln street

STA return shuttles
May 6, 10:30 a.m.

Through 2 p.m. Pickup on First Avenue between Post and Stevens streets.

Elite and wheelchair awards
May 6, noon

Riverfront Park

Course closes
May 6, 1:30 p.m.