Coverage of the 36th Lilac Bloomsday Run.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 11:47 a.m.
Bloomsday assists several area prep runners for trip to Foot Locker West Regionals
As has become custom, the Lilac Bloomsday Association is assisting area high school runners who are headed to the Foot Locker West Regional meet Saturday.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Thankful for Spokane’s revered, underrated and ignored blessings
The people who study this stuff say that expressing gratitude can make you experience gratitude – that you can literally create a sense of thankfulness and appreciation about your life, …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
WWII veteran uses art talent to help disabled people around world
Artist Jack Rogers, 93, has always said he won’t retire. And despite suffering a series of strokes in October, he’s kept his word, though these days his desk is in …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Bloomsday organizers investigating T-shirt shortage, offer online orders through Friday
Some Bloomsday participants went home shirtless Sunday due to a shortage of finisher T-shirts. Race Director Don Kardong said organizers are investigating the issue, and affected participants can order a …
Sun., May 1, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
Philip Langat pulls away to win 40th Bloomsday
As seems to be typical at Bloomsday, Doomsday Hill separates the contenders from the pretenders.
Sun., May 1, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
Cynthia Limo sets Bloomsday course record for elite women’s division
Cynthia Limo got sick on the flight to Spokane from Kenya, but that didn’t stop her from setting a Bloomsday course record on her way to a win.
Sun., May 1, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Bloomsday 2016 a sunny, sweaty birthday party for thousands
Sunny skies greeted participants in the 40th annual Bloomsday run in Spokane. Early-morning temperatures were in the mid-50s, with a high of 76 expected later Sunday.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Bloomsday 1977: Tubesocks, water hoses and ‘see you next year, buddy!’
This is a reprint of the story written by Rich Landers and Jeff Jordan about participating in the first Bloomsday in 1977. It was Landers’ first story after joining The …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
40th Lilac Bloomsday Run kicks off at trade show
The lines were short, gear sales were hot and the doughnuts were plenty Friday as thousands of people picked up their race packets amid signs pointing to a sunny start …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Cynthia Limo, who won Bloomsday last spring, tops women’s elite field
It’s been quite a year for Cynthia Limo.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Tekoa’s Susannah Scaroni is rising star in international wheelchair racing
Susannah Scaroni wouldn’t miss Bloomsday – not for the world.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Doomsday Hill open for Bloomsday, but city construction projects will reroute Spokefest
Mile five. Doomsday Hill. The vulture. All things that are part of everyone’s least favorite section of the Bloomsday Run. For those hoping the course will be diverted around Doomsday …
Sun., April 17, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Perennials take on original course before 40th Bloomsday
They’ve covered enough ground over the past four decades to reach Seattle. Martin Kittredge of Spokane Valley brought that calculation to Sunday’s reunion of Bloomsday Perennials – those men and …
Sun., April 17, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Exclusive Bloomsday ‘club’ perseveres
At 92, Warren Heylman has a good excuse for simply watching Bloomsday rather than being a participant. But Heylman is registered and ready to go come hell or high water. …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
NIC’s Nicole Miller wins Highline golf
Nicole Miller of North Idaho College won the women’s division and led the Cardinals to a second-place finish in the Highline Showdown at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club in …
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Front & Center: P.Z. Pearce is the fix-it man for athletes
Dr. P.Z. Pearce has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Spokane Chiefs and Olympians. He’s also an avid athlete and offers a few tips for a successful Bloomsday run.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Better T-shirts, new app, celebratory run for Perennials coming for 40th Bloomsday
In 1977, 1,198 people finished the first Bloomsday in Spokane. Ninety-two liked it enough to run the next 38.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners
There are those who insist you don’t just roll off the couch and run a marathon. Those people haven’t met Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama.
Mon., May 4, 2015
Bloomsday wheelchair races: Tatyana McFadden, Josh George top field
Tatyana McFadden, the best women’s wheelchair marathoner in the world, finally made it to Bloomsday. McFadden added the Bloomsday open women’s title to her unparalleled resume on Sunday, but not …
Mon., May 4, 2015
Bloomsday elite women: Cynthia Limo wins with final kick
Doomsday Hill transformed a 12-woman race into a three-woman race. Cynthia Limo used a final tenacious kick to separate herself from the other two challengers.