Coverage of the 36th Lilac Bloomsday Run.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 11:47 A.M.
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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
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, …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2016, 10:41 A.M.
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 …
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
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 …
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 10:34 P.M.
As seems to be typical at Bloomsday, Doomsday Hill separates the contenders from the pretenders.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 10:33 P.M.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 8:36 A.M.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 7 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 7:21 P.M.
It’s been quite a year for Cynthia Limo.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 7:08 P.M.
Susannah Scaroni wouldn’t miss Bloomsday – not for the world.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 7 P.M.
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 …
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
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 …
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
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. …
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016, 9:26 P.M.
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 …
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016, 4 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
In 1977, 1,198 people finished the first Bloomsday in Spokane. Ninety-two liked it enough to run the next 38.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 5:35 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
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 …
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
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.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Spokesman-Review reporter Elijah Francovich ran Bloomsday this year with a GoPro camera strapped to his chest.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 8:30 A.M.
KREM 2 profiled the oldest living Bloomsday participant, 92-year-old, Jack Rogers. I’ve interviewed Jack many times over the years and he and his wife, Fran’s story is told in “War …
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 6:49 A.M.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Here we are, already into May. And the M’s are still relevant in the American League. How odd is that? Read on.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 6:55 P.M.
Colin Mulvany shot and produced a video on the sights and sounds of Bloomsday 2016. Check out the Bloomsday video here to relive Spokane’s favorite race’s 40th year.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
FITNESS — It’s a wrap for a perfect record of finishing every Bloomsday since the beginning in 1977. I’ve never done it for a time, but rather for the celebration …
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 10:12 A.M.
It’s all hands on deck for the 40th year of Bloomsday. Kathy Plonka and Tyler Tjomsland are covering Browne’s Addition and Doomsday Hill, Colin Mulvany is walking the course producing …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 1:55 P.M.
Bloomsday newbies searching for race details, participants tracking their times and onlookers wondering about their loved ones’ grueling ascent of Doomsday Hill have two new tools to help them come …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 7:57 A.M.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The University of Idaho is giving up. But in this case it’s not a bad thing. No, really, it isn’t. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 7:22 A.M.
FITNESS — Some outdoors enthusiasts train for Bloomsday. Others see the annual run through Spokane with a field of 45,000 as a fitness boost for upcoming hiking adventures. Either way, …
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015, 6:49 A.M.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it Monday already? Where did the weekend go? Read on.
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015, 7:42 A.M.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What was your favorite moment of the NFL draft’s first day? Was it when the commissioner was booed heartily? Or when the Walter Payton award …
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015, 6:01 A.M.
FITNESS — Bloomsday is more than a run or walk to celebrate fitness. It’s an extravaganza — as you can see here in a Bloomsday mile-by-mile guide (use it in …
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015, 7:21 A.M.
FITNESS — Spokane’s 39th annual Bloomsday run is set for May 3, but the deadline for registering without a late fee is Tuesday, April 14. If you’re a serious runner …
MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014, 7:35 A.M.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Imagine Russell Wilson going down with an injury in St. Louis. And imagine Tarvaris Jackson also being out, injured during the week. So the Hawks turn …
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014, 3 P.M.
Tomorrow in The Slice column.
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014, 6:12 A.M.
It says here that… If the boss where you work is an ectomorph, there is a much greater likelihood that everyone is expected to be really into Bloomsday than if …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014, 8:04 A.M.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Let’s be clear here. Today is going to be a great day. And it has nothing to do with sports. OK, it has a little to …
MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014, 8 A.M.
Sandy Felsenthal, a photographer I had worked with before coming to Spokane, was going to shoot the 1988 Bloomsday for National Geographic magazine. He asked me if he could join …
THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014, 12:48 P.M.
PHOTO CAPTION: Marcus Riccelli, then a staffer for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, runs the 2009 Bloomsday with Cantwell. Picture provided by Riccelli. I got an unusual news release yesterday from …
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013, 10:03 A.M.
Congratulations to Councilwoman Amber Waldref, this year’s top Bloomsday finisher among elected leaders (at least among those whose time we checked). She easily beat out the rest of her City …
Map of starting positions according to grouping or bib color for Bloomsday 2011.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
2016 will mark Bloomsday’s 40th year. Started in 1977, the race grew into the region’s signature athletic event. Here’s a gallery from the first 10 years of Bloomsday.
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015, 12:53 P.M.
39th Bloomsday draws about 45,000 runners, Sunday, May 3, 2015.
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012, 9:53 A.M.
More than 50,000 Bloomies enjoyed sunny skies at the start of Spokane’s annual celebration of spring and fitness. Sunday, May 6, 2012, was the 36th running of Bloomsday .