Stories tagged: Bloomsday
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:57 p.m.
As marathon participation drops across the country, Bloomsday saw its lowest participation in decades, with about 35,000 people crossing the finish line Sunday.
Mon., May 6, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been years since I participated in Bloomsday. Notice, the word “run” wasn’t my verb of choice. There is a reason for that. I only …
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
Susannah Scaroni, the 28-year-old U.S. paralympian from Tekoa, Washington, set a course record in the women’s wheelchair division of 29:58, breaking Tatyana McFadden’s 2015 time of 30:42.
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:09 p.m.
Gabriel Geay proceeded to make his biggest move at the 10k mark and maintained his kick down Monroe Street to edge Benard Ngeno in a thrilling finish to the 2019 …
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Rosemary Wanjiru, 24, of Kenya, was the only runner on Monroe Street as she crossed the finish line to win the 43rd annual women’s Lilac Bloomsday Elite 12K Run on …
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
Get all of the highlights from around the Bloomsday 2019 race course here.
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
Gabriel Geay of Tanzania and Rosemary Wanjiru of Kenya won the men’s and women’s elite races at the 2019 Lilac Bloomsday 12K Run on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 10:29 p.m.
Celebrations of all kinds brought more than 35,000 people to the streets of Spokane on Sunday for Bloomsday’s 43rd running.
Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Bloomsday run, the Run for the Roses, none of these are as easy as running down the Mariners’ chances
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As thousands of scantily clad folks prepare to make a 7.5-mile run through Spokane this morning, we sit down at our computer for our daily …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
It was during a 2017 trip to Butte, a month after he ran the 2017 Bloomsday for the 38th time, that Steve Lee felt off.
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
As you know, today is the unofficial start of portable toilet season in the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 11:03 a.m.
Don Kardong talks about success, failure and why some people still call him “Dingy.”
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Downtown roads will close at 5 a.m., and participants are reminded that backpacks aren’t allowed on the Bloomsday course due to safety concerns. If you’re looking for last-minute registration and …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
Sitting alongside his grandmother on a South Hill bluff in the spring of 1988, Jon Neill looked on in wonderment at the throngs of number-clad bodies running in the streets.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
I knew my mission to beat the Bloomsday sprinters was a long shot, even on a bicycle with 27 gears.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Bloomsday preview: Buze Diriba attempts third straight women’s title; 2017 champ Gabriel Geay tries to retake men’s
The field for the 2019 Elite Lilac Bloomsday Run is as star-packed as ever, with two-time defending women’s champion Buze Diriba and 2017 men’s champion Gabriel Geay wearing the No. …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Radio advertisements and employees confirmed that the store that set up shop on Wall Street in 1999 will close this month. For owner Curt Kinghorn, it will be the end …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:14 a.m.
Runners will be greeted by a warm and sunny Bloomsday weekend this year, with temperatures climbing up to 70 degrees by the end of Sunday.
Sun., April 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sometimes you just show up and run. Even those who have just donated a kidney.
Sun., April 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Don Kardong found his calling when he founded something Spokane could call its own – Bloomsday.
Wed., April 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Parking for Bloomsday could be an inconvenience on more than just race day.
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Identical 9-year-old twins Carter and Zoe Thompson said one of their main goals in the Jr. Bloomsday run Saturday was to beat the other in the race.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Those are just three of the 29 finalists – out of 350 entries – in a contest that rewards clever minds instead of fast times. The list was announced Wednesday, …
Mon., April 1, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Darkness and Chaos, a huckleberry chocolate swirl ice cream, is available now at Sweet Peaks’ Spokane location and will be available through May.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:47 p.m.
Thousands of people have already signed up for the three Bloomsday runs this year, which will be Bloomsday founder Don Kardong’s last year leading the organization.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
Children too young or inexperienced to participate in the annual Bloomsday race in Spokane can again participate in the smaller Junior Bloomsday run, which will resume after a two-decade hiatus.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
A suspected transient lit a fire in an abandon house along the Bloomsday trail on Thursday. No one was injured.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Bloomsday 2019 will be the last for Don Kardong as race director. Kardong, who founded the event in 1977 and has participated in every race since, will retire following the …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Air travelers are flowing in and out of Spokane International Airport at a pace previously unseen in history as the economy remains strong and new nonstop flights give commuters more …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
You can single-handedly save Bloomsday.