Coverage of the 39th Lilac Bloomsday Run.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Running for a shirt – this year’s teal Bloomsday finisher tee is popular
Volunteers cracked open boxes of Bloomsday T-shirts Sunday morning, revealing the most closely guarded secret in Spokane at the same moment runners were crossing the start line.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you like racing, this is a good weekend near and far
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, 19 out of 20 horses who started at the Kentucky Derby finished. Only one, Always Dreaming, was declared the champion, however. Today, more than …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Longtime Bloomsday participant doesn’t let knee problems keep her from crossing finish line
Recent knee surgery isn’t holding Jackie Gleason back. Competing in Bloomsday is a priority for the second-grade teacher.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
John Blanchette: As spectacle, expect Bloomsday to stand the test of time even as running world continues to evolve
There is spectacle – and Bloomsday is certainly that – and there is stunt, which is often spectacle without the charm. And on the eve of Bloomsday XLI, the buzz …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Former mayor David Rodgers remembered as the man who inspired Riverfront Park
Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers was remembered Saturday as a man with a fondness for his morning bowl of Wheaties, tennis and time with his family at his lake cabin.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 5 a.m.
Eat to run: Carb-loading tips for Sunday’s race
Yes, carb loading before Bloomsday may be helpful, but not if you just eat a pound of pasta Saturday evening.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Among thousands readying for Sunday’s race is Spokane man who has run all but first Bloomsday
Cory Yost has run Bloomsday every year but one. The first one.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Bloomsday is a part of Spokane’s DNA
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we look out the back slider and see the massive Lilac plant in the southwest corner of the yard. And wait for it …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
In nearly half a century, early Bloomsday organizer Sylvia Quinn has never missed a race
Nearly half a century after organizing Bloomsday, Sylvia Quinn has yet to miss a race.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Fleet of foot dot 41st Bloomsday elite men’s and women’s fields
The 41st Bloomsday features what’s believed to be the race’s deepest men’s field.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
John Blanchette: From a distance, Jim Ryun’s accomplishments continue to amaze
Bloomsday is 12 kilometers of civic satisfaction, and given the race’s size and staying power Jim Ryun is not going to quibble with the metrics – even if he is …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Doomsday Hill gets a total remake
Construction of a stormwater holding tank along Doomsday Hill has resulted in a complete makeover of Pettet Drive.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Time is running out to register for Bloomsday
Time is running out fast for walkers and joggers who want to sign up to participate in the 12k stroll through Spokane otherwise known as Bloomsday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Organizers preview changes, charity partner ahead of 41st Bloomsday race
A year after Bloomsday celebrated its 40-year milestone, the popular event is bracing for a new development: For the first time in its history, the event’s post-race activities will not …
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, …
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.