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  • SUNDAY, OCT. 20, 2013

    Here’s the Dirt: Law office relocates

    Spokane attorney John Munding has moved his law office from the Davenport Tower to the former Bloomsday organization office, at 1610 W. Riverside Ave.


  • MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

    Scaroni first area women’s wheelchair winner

    Susannah Scaroni’s Bloomsday times have improved each of the nine years she has competed in the women’s open wheelchair race. Scaroni, 21, reached her peak Sunday when she became the …


  • MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

    Assefa pulls away for first Bloomsday crown

    It was champions’ day at Bloomsday, an elite men’s field full of past winners ready to repeat the feat. But darkhorse Belete Assefa and newcomer Emmanuel Bett left them all …


  • MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

    Bloomsday results

    MEN Washington Division—1, Joseph Gray, Renton, 37:34. 2, Paul Limpf, Cheney, 37:50. 3, Uli Steidl, Seattle, 38:16. 4, Evan Sims, Spokane Valley, 39:14. 5, Phil Olson, Mountlake Terrace, 39:15. 6, …


  • MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

    More than 47,000 soak up Bloomsday experience

    With added security across the 7.5-mile Spokane Bloomsday course, runners and walkers cruised through a warm and uneventful race marked mostly by dozens of runners being treated for dehydration. Concern …


  • MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

    Race filled with big, small moments

    Seventy-eight-year-old Dora Saw, of Spokane, ran her second Bloomsday race Sunday with the help of two wooden canes. She moved faster than just walking, so “ran” is apt. Her husband, …


  • MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

    Doomsday Hill gives separation for Deba

    Doomsday Hill allowed Buzunesh Deba to transform the 37th Bloomsday from a two-woman race into a one-woman race. Deba, a 25-year-old Ethiopian based in The Bronx, New York, broke away …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

    Bloomsday security fine-tuned by Spokane police

    Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said runners and spectators can expect heightened security the moment they board a bus to downtown Spokane on Sunday during the 37th Lilac Bloomsday Run. …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

    Bloomsday racer suffered close call in Boston

    Bill Iffrig will run this weekend’s Bloomsday race wearing the same orange singlet he wore during the Boston Marathon last month. The Lake Stevens, Wash., runner was nearly at the …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013

    Lilac Bloomsday Association moves into new building

    Nearing age 37, Bloomsday is getting more organized. Since forming as a nonprofit to produce the annual Spokane race, the Lilac Bloomsday Association has needed at least two buildings to …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

    Kardong’s Bloomsday vision is business model to envy

    There are lean businesses, and then there’s the Lilac Bloomsday Association. Full-time, year-round staff: one.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010

    Bloomsday nets SNAP thousands

    Bloomsday participants this year donated nearly $10,000 to SNAP, the nonprofit social services organization that assists Spokane’s most vulnerable residents.


  • MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

    Bloomsday’s first race director looks back on event’s early days

    This Sunday will mark the 34th annual Bloomsday Run. In the group of about 49,000 will be Doug Kelley, who helped organize the first race in 1977 and in 1982 …


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