Coverage of the 36th Lilac Bloomsday Run.
Mon., May 6, 2013
Doomsday Hill gives separation for Deba
Doomsday Hill allowed Buzunesh Deba to transform the 37th Bloomsday from a two-woman race into a one-woman race. Deba, a 25-year-old Ethiopian based in The Bronx, New York, broke away …
Sun., May 5, 2013, 4:45 p.m.
Blue skies for Bloomsday 2013
Bloomsday 2013 started and proceeded with clocklike efficiency Sunday, with blue skies and temperatures as warm as many Bloomies can remember at race time. Following last month’s bombing at the …
Sun., May 5, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
Deba wins women’s elite race at Bloomsday
Doomsday Hill allowed Buzunesh Deba to transform the 37th Bloomsday from a two-woman race into a one-woman race.
Sun., May 5, 2013, 11:15 a.m.
Ethiopians sweep Bloomsday titles
Ethiopians Belete Assefa and Buzunesh Deba captured Elite titles at Bloomsday on Sunday.
Sun., May 5, 2013
Wildrose Graphics counts Bloomsday shirts as best-kept secrets
Sherie Hackney can keep a secret. So can her employees.
Sat., May 4, 2013
Still time to be a Bloomie
It isn’t too late for prospective Bloomsday runners to get in on Sunday’s event, which is expected to draw 51,000 participants. Late registrations, with a $35 entry fee, are being …
Fri., May 3, 2013, 11:40 a.m.
Sunday brings warmest Bloomsday in 9 years
If the weatherman is correct, Sunday will be Spokane’s warmest Bloomsday in nine years.
Fri., May 3, 2013
Rockin’ the race course
The Angela Marie Project has a policy when they play at Bloomsday: No breaks. “There may be 50,000 participants, but each one of them deserves the music so we don’t …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Illness keeps grandmother from being Bloomsday celebrity starter
When Lucille Olin turned 80, her doctor advised her to stop running. She obliged, making that year her last Bloomsday run.
Wed., May 1, 2013
Bloomsday security fine-tuned by Spokane police
Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said runners and spectators can expect heightened security the moment they board a bus to downtown Spokane on Sunday during the 37th Lilac Bloomsday Run. …
Tue., April 30, 2013, 8:44 p.m.
Past champions return for Bloomsday
When Jon Neill spoke Tuesday morning about the stars aligning, he meant it in a figurative and literal sense. Neill, Bloomsday’s elite athlete coordinator, is so pleased with the elite …
Tue., April 30, 2013
Competing in the unofficial wheelchair division – in the back with the strollers – Donna Husick and Gail Ableman probably will not win Bloomsday on Sunday. But when they finish, …
Mon., April 29, 2013
Getting There: Bike Swap brings big bucks for Centennial Trail
The second-annual Spokane Bike Swap held earlier this month at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center looks like it’s the kind of grass-roots event that’s going to become a …
Thu., April 25, 2013, 10:38 a.m.
Bicycle club offering free bike corral for Bloomsday
The Spokane Bicycle Club is offering a free bike corral for Bloomsday participants. The secure, attended corral will accept bikes in Riverfront Park from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., a …
Fri., April 19, 2013
Bloomsday directors plan extra security measures
Lilac Bloomsday Association directors say they’ll require runners and walkers to show their official race tags before lining up for the start of this year’s run. It’s one of the …
Tue., April 16, 2013
Bloomsday entries due by midnight
Those planning to mail in Bloomsday entries must have forms in the mail by midnight tonight. Entries remain $17. Online entrants can use www.bloomsdayrun.org until April 21. Starting April 22, …
Mon., April 1, 2013
Getting There: Farwell, Bruce roads to close for summer projects
Two well-traveled routes in northeast Spokane County will be closed to traffic this construction season for major work. Farwell Road from the North Spokane Corridor to Market Street is being …
Sun., March 10, 2013
Personal and Bloomsday trainer keeps individuals in shape
Some of life’s journeys require more preparation than others. If your destination is Bloomsday’s finish line on May 5, it’s time to start preparing. Just slide into comfortable shoes and …
Tue., May 8, 2012
Stay the course
The post-Bloomsday glow is sweet, lending its aura of accomplishment and fitness over all who slip on their hard-won T-shirts. Bad news: The glow dims. Some runners and walkers who’d …
Mon., May 7, 2012
Then and Now: Bloomsday
The Lilac Bloomsday Run welcomed runners and walkers for the 36th time this year, a long way from its modest start. Encouraged by the mayor and bolstered by sponsors and …