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Friday, May 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Amid changes to the neighborhood, Bloomsday’s takeover of West Central remains an annual tradition

Bloomsday takes parts of West Central captive, blocking off streets and restricting access for most of the day. Many neighborhood residents embrace Bloomsday with parties and family gatherings.


Bloomsday 2018: Jemal Yimer pulls away from men’s elite field for victory

With a mile and a half to go, Bloomsday was anybody’s race. Seconds later, it was all but over.


Bloomsday 2018: Buze Diriba outkicks Mamitu Daska in women’s elite field second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Buze Diriba passed fellow Ethiopian Mamitu Daska in a sprint finish to whisk away the woman’s elite Bloomsday title.


UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Bloomsday 2018: Jemal Yimer, Buze Diriba win elite races

Jemal Yimer and Buze Diriba, both of Ethiopia, won the men’s and women’s elite races at the 2018 Lilac Bloomsday 12 K races on Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Bloomsday 2018: Coverage of the race

With a blare of sirens and the crack of a starting gun, Bloomsday 2018 sped away under clear, sunny skies, wheelchair racers leading the pack.


UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 10 a.m.

Sisters of Bloomsday: Nuns, once regulars at the race, reflect on changes facing their order

For Bloomsdays untold, the 50,000 or so runners on May’s first Sunday were cheered on by nuns near the bottom of Doomsday Hill and spooked by the vulture at the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Bloomsday 2018: Diane Nukuri sees bigger perspective running through Spokane

Let’s get the first thing out of the way: Diane Nukuri is here to win.


Bloomsday 2018: Defending champs Gabriel Geay, Buze Diriba face tough elite field

Eight of the top-10 men and the top three women finishers of the 2017 Lilac Bloomsday 12K run are back to take their chances in the 2018 version on Sunday …


New for Bloomsday this year: Snapchat filters

Some 8,000 people already have signed up for Spokane’s annual Bloomsday race, which will take place Sunday, May 6.