Stories tagged: Bloomsday
Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It may be the calm before the storm, but the storm is well over the horizon
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Quiet doesn’t begin to describe this time of year. Graveyard-at-midnight might be better. But it’s really more like that moment in your favorite slasher movie …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Low Bloomsday turnout blamed on this year’s frequent bad weather
The long, cold and wet winter gets the blame for the relatively low number of finishers in this year’s Bloomsday.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It wasn’t the biggest Bloomsday ever, but does that matter?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first weekend in May is a big deal around these parts, right up there with the final weekend of June. This year it was …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Bloomsday veterans Josh George, Susannah Scaroni are wheelchair victors
The 41st Bloomsday was the culmination of a strenuous stretch for elite wheelchair athlete Josh George.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Buze Diriba edges fellow Ethiopian Mamitu Daska in women’s elite Bloomsday race
Buze Diriba had one last sprint left in her. With the finish line just at the bottom of the hill on Monroe Street and Mamitu Daska only a half-step in …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
The music of Bloomsday: Along the course, bands compete to spur runners on
This may not be Philadelphia and you may not feel like Sylvester Stallone in his fighting prime when you make the second-to-last turn in Bloomsday on to Broadway Avenue. But …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Gabriel Geay wins Bloomsday elite men’s title 2 days after racing in California
Tanzanian Gabriel Geay had never heard of Bloomsday until this week. Now Geay is a Bloomsday winner.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
From packed to pristine: the work of cleaning up after Bloomsday
As the last wave of Bloomsday runners and walkers – or Bloomies, as the moniker goes – slowly crossed the finish line after the 7
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
38,748 turn out for Bloomsday 2017
Bloomsday 2017 welcomes runners with rain and sun.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Bloomsday elite men’s, women’s winners prevail in sprint finishes
Running for the second time in three days, Tanzanian Gabriel Geay surged to victory in the 41st Bloomsday on Sunday.
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.
Mon., April 10, 2017
Bloomsday through the ages: While much of the field is middle-aged, race draws a good number of youngsters
From youngsters in strollers to grandparents strolling hand-in-hand, a multigenerational crowd of people run, walk or glide each year to cover the 7 1/2-mile course in downtown Spokane. Nearly 44,000 …
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, …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
WWII veteran uses art talent to help disabled people around world
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 …
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.