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Feedback: Bloomsday memories

Family bonding, personal bests stand out in Bloomies’ memories

We asked our Facebook friends for their favorite Bloomsday memories. Here’s a sampling. More will run next Friday in Spokane 7.

Pete Fitch

The 10 years that I walked with my grandma!

DeAna Laughlin

Walking with all my friends and family. We do this every year as our family day.

Nina Roma Parker-Stocker

Living on the course (Lindeke above Doomsday Hill) our entire block lined up chairs and shared good times with neighbors while cheering on the runners. We don’t live in that home anymore but still go to sit with those same people every year. 

Hank Greer

Scoring my fastest time running barefoot.

Megan McCandless-Lowder

Stopping and getting an ice cream halfway through the walk with my family.

Darla Babcock

Hitting the two hour mark with my son on his first Bloomsday. It was our goal and he was so proud.

Carol Voogd

Being deserted by my daughter and her friends. The joke was on them when I came in twenty minutes before they did!

Steve Berde

Finishing in an hour and 2 minutes.

Amanda Chilcote Wulff

Last year, walking with my mom who had just found out she had cancer beginning of April, had surgery the end of April and had gotten a clear scan two days prior to Bloomsday and all the amazing support she received through the course! Plus it was her birthday and I had just found out and told her I was expecting my second child! So lots of great memories associated with Bloomsday!

Sam Weber

Last year as I participated in my first Bloomsday.

Heather Whitehall-Thompson

When I was a kid, I was stuck in “THE MERGE” with my family. Behind us was a group of men running yelling “CLEAR A PATH!” As we turned to look we noticed a group of men in black business jackets, white shirts with a black tie and sun glasses. They looked like MIB (Men in Black), but the jogging shoes and shorts gave that away. As they approached us, we noticed they were surrounding a runner, who was a shorter man, dressed up in a jogging suit wearing a Ronald Regan mask. Ronald was waving at everyone and making everyone laugh. It was great! It was the talk of the race that day at our Bloomsday party that evening.

Kayla Matson

Every year my dad waits on the top of Doomsday Hill with snacks and that’s what drives me to do it every year, a tradition.

Robert Hammett

I’ll be making my first memories this year.

Sharon Cornett

My very first time I walked with some co-workers and about halfway through the course they fell back and I found myself walking up Doomsday Hill next to a very elderly man with a small dog under his jacket. I figured if he could make it up that hill, I could make it up that hill! We talked about his dog the whole way up and before I knew it we were at the top looking back down at the masses of people below. This is what hooked me on Bloomsday.

Rhoda Johnson

Me running for my friend’s mom because she had to go out of town after signing up. So I had the best time for a 50-year-old but I was really 16.

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