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Thursday, February 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Having Fun at Bloomsday Check-In

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Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Thousands of Bloomsday runners converged on the new Spokane Convention Center’s Exhibition Hall Friday to pickup packets containing their race numbers and timing chips. In past years as a still photographer, I would roam the floor for hours looking for a decent photograph that told a story. In reality, picking up packets and checking out the trade show vendors, didn't add up the great photojournalism. This year as a video journalist, I tried a different track. I talked to as many runners and vendors as I could. What I found were some pretty funny people (and a few serious ones) who seemed to be enjoying the lead up to one the largest timed road race events in the country. The structure of this video is more of an experiment for me. I left my voice in the narrative. I had a fun time with my subjects, which get funnier as the video progresses. Good luck to all the 50,000 runners, walkers and strollers on Sunday. I am taking a break from shooting the race with my video cmaera and instead will dust off my rusty old Nikons.

Tags: Bloomsday, Bloomsday 2017, Race, runners, trade, vendors