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UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Bloomsday’s final finishers take ‘many, many breaks’

Don’t be discouraged, late Bloomers: A T-shirt and an official time were still possible, even if the finish line was pulled up and put away on your last mile.


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Bloomsday 2019: Susannah Scaroni sets course record in women’s wheelchair race

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.

Bloomsday 2019: Gabriel Geay edges Benard Ngeno to capture second elite men’s title

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.

Bloomsday 2019: Rosemary Wanjiru doubles lead on Doomsday Hill to capture first title

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.

Live Blog: Bloomsday 2019

Get all of the highlights from around the Bloomsday 2019 race course here.


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

Bloomsday 2019: Gabriel Geay, Rosemary Wanjiru win elite races

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.

Bloomies celebrate 43 years of Spokane’s featured road race on a warm May morning

Celebrations of all kinds brought more than 35,000 people to the streets of Spokane on Sunday for Bloomsday’s 43rd running.


Further Review: Hit the road

The 43rd running of the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run, a 12-kilometer race through the streets of Spokane and the surrounding area.


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: Mon., April 1, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Bloomsday founder scoops favorite flavors

A local ice cream shop has sweetened retirement for Bloomsday founder and race director Don Kardong with an honorary flavor pairing his favorites — huckleberries and chocolate.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

More than 7,000 have already signed up for Bloomsday 2019

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.