The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington

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BLOOMSDAY IN THE FINAL FOUR?
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THIS COURSE ROCKS! MARCH 22nd DEADLINE FOR PERFORMERS
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FREE TRAINING CLINICS BEGIN MARCH 18
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NO SNOW PREDICTED FOR BLOOMSDAY MAY 7TH
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OVER 7000 EXPECTED FOR FIT FOR BLOOMSDAY PROGRAM
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REGISTRATION FOR THE 41ST BLOOMSDAY IS OPEN!
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THREE SPOKANE STARS TO RACE FOOT LOCKER NATIONALS
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CONGRATULATIONS FOOT LOCKER RUNNERS
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Top High School Runners to Compete in Foot Locker Meet
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$1,000 FOR WINNING T-SHIRT DESIGN
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BLOOMSDAY WINNERS VIE AT PRRO CHAMPIONSHIP
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NIXON RODEO MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW
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FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T GET A T-SHIRT
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CYNTHIA LIMO STORMS TO A NEW COURSE RECORD
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CHECK-IN, ROAD CLOSURES, MUSIC
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SHUTTLE INFORMATION AND BACKPACK RESTRICTIONS
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LIMO AND LANGAT TOP SEEDS AT 40TH BLOOMSDAY
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SHOULD THOSE OLD GUYS (AND GALS) BE RUNNING?
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ENTRY DEADLINES IMMINENT!
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SPORT SQUADS SCRAMBLE FOR SUPERIOR SOBRIQUETS
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2016 POSTER AND POSTER HISTORY ON DISPLAY AT DOWNTOWN LIBRARY
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CEMETERY HILL FOR SALE
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FREE BLOOMSDAY TRAINING CLINICS BEGIN SATURDAY
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THIS COURSE ROCKS!
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LOTS OF EXCITEMENT IN STORE FOR THE 40TH BLOOMSDAY!
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OVER 6000 EXPECTED FOR FIT FOR BLOOMSDAY
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EARLY ONLINE REGISTRANTS MAY WIN AN IPAD MINI4!
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JANKE TO COMPETE IN FOOT LOCKER NATIONALS SATURDAY
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BLOOMSDAY SEEKING PR/COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
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$1,000 FOR WINNING FINISHER SHIRT DESIGN
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NIXON RODEO TOPS AT THE BOTTOM
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KENYANS RUTTO AND LIMO EARN THEIR FIRST BLOOMSDAY LAURELS
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CHECK-IN, ROAD CLOSURES AND MUSIC
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AVOID TRAFFIC SNARLS ON BLOOMSDAY WEEKEND
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KIPRONO TO BATTLE FOR THIRD BLOOMSDAY VICTORY
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BRUCE SPRINTSTEEN AT BLOOMSDAY TRADE SHOW
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ONLINE DEADLINE APRIL 19TH FOR $18.00 FEE
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BLOOMSDAY DEADLINES IMMINENT!
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POSTER HISTORY ON DISPLAY AT DOWNTOWN LIBRARY
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TEAMS TUSSLE FOR TOP TAG TITLE
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RUNNER APPRECIATION AT SPORTS AUTHORITY MARCH 13-15
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REUNITE THE BAND!--PERFORMERS HAVE UNTIL MARCH 25TH TO APPLY
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FREE TRAINING CLINICS BEGIN MARCH 14 AT SFCC
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TIME TO SIGN UP FOR BLOOMSDAY '15! 39TH EDITION ON MAY 3
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SCHOOLS HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 21st TO SIGN UP FOR FIT FOR BLOOMSDAY
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BLOOMSDAY 15 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! EARLY REGISTRANTS MAY WIN iPAD MINI3
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DESIGN THE 2015 FINISHER SHIRT AND WIN $1,000
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TORI WHITTEN TOP BLOOMSDAY PERFORMER AGAIN
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KIPRONO AND WACERA LEAD KENYAN SWEEP
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BLOOMSDAY CHECK-IN, ROAD CLOSURES, MUSIC
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AVOIDING TRAFFIC SNARLS THIS WEEKEND
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TWO NEW CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED AT BLOOMSDAY
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EIGHT NEW CHARACTER CARDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED
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ONLINE ENTRY DEADLINE SUNDAY APRIL 20TH
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Mail-In Deadline April 15th
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LIBRARY DISPLAYS BLOOMSDAY POSTER HISTORY
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CORPORATE CUP CLANS CLAMOR FOR COGNOMEN CROWN
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PRRO CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP MOVES FROM ATLANTA TO 2014 UTICA BOILERMAKER
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STARTING LINE MEDAL WILL BE FIRST IN "BLOOMSDAY SCENES" SERIES
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SEVEN-TIME CHAMPION ANNE AUDAIN INDUCTED INTO RRCA HALL OF FAME
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FREE BLOOMSDAY TRAINING CLINICS BEGIN SATURDAY
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FREE ENTRY WITH SPORTS AUTHORITY PURCHASE
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TIME TO SIGN UP FOR 38TH EDITION OF BLOOMSDAY
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JANUARY 22ND DEADLINE FOR FIT FOR BLOOMSDAY SIGNUP
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BLOOMSDAY '14 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
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Dressel Second at Foot Locker Nationals
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Mt. Spokane's Dressel to Compete in Foot Locker National Championships Saturday
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High School Runners to Compete in National Meets This Weekend
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MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Don Kardong
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Design the 2014 Finisher Shirt! $1,000 for Winning Design
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TORI WHITTEN TOP BLOOMSDAY PERFORMER. COUNTRY/POP SINGER EDGES NIXON RODEO, TANNER AZZINNARO
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ETHIOPIANS DEBA AND ASSEFA PREVAIL AT THE 37TH LILAC BLOOMSDAY RUN
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CHECK-IN, ROAD CLOSURES, MUSIC
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DON'T FORGET! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BLOOMSDAY BAND
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RESTRICTIONS ON BACKPACKS AND RELATED ITEMS
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BLOOMSDAY ORDERS 8,000 ADDITIONAL “STANDS WITH BOSTON” BRACELETS FOR VOLUNTEERS AND SAFETY PERSONNEL
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BLOOMSDAY UNITED WITH BOSTON
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TALK BY BORN TO RUN WRITER CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL APRIL 10TH
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CLEVERNESS & CREATIVITY CAUSE CLOSE CORPORATE CUP COMPETITION. BEST TEAM NAME FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
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FREE ENTRY WITH SPORTS AUTHORITY PURCHASE
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FREE BLOOMSDAY™ TRAINING CLINICS BEGIN THIS WEEKEND
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HUGE TURNOUT EXPECTED FOR 37TH EDITION OF BLOOMSDAY
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Corporate Cup Closes in a Matter of MInutes
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January 23rd deadline for Fit For Bloomsday Signup
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R.I.P. Dr. Ed Rockwell
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Spokane Runners to Compete in National Championships Saturday
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Top High School Runners to Compete in California and Oregon
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Nearly 1,000 Spokane Area Youth to Compete at Bloomsday All City Meet
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Design the 2013 Bloomsday Finisher Shirt! $1,000 for Design Selected
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Bloomsday Crowd Picks Sequins and Sinatra - Adrienne Bousquet Wins Top Performer
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Kiprono, Daska Dominate 36th Lilac Bloomsday Run
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Bloomsday Check-In, Road Closures, Music; All Volunteer Positions Filled
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Mekonnin to Defend Her Women's Title; New Men's Champion will be Crowned
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Running Star to Visit Lincoln Heights & Wilson
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Volunteers Needed for Check-In, T-Shirt Distribution, Lost & Found
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Entry Deadline Sunday April 22nd for $17.00 Fee
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Deadline for Mailed Entries is April 17th!
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Bloomsday Releases Blockbuster Movie Ads
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Teams Tussle for Top Tag Title
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Free Training Clinics Begin Saturday
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Free Bloomsday Entry with Sports Authority Purchase
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Bloomsday '12 Sign-ups Pouring In; 36th Running Promises to be Huge
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Corporate Cup Closes in Record 16 Hours
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Monday Deadline for Fit for Bloomsday Sign-up; Schools have until January 23rd to Enter
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2012 Online Registration Is Open! Early Entrants May Win an iPad
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Spokane Runners to Compete in Foot Locker Nationals Saturday
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High School Runners to Compete in National Meets in California and Oregon
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Design the 2012 Finisher's T-Shirt! $1,000 for Design Selected
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Say Wow! Symphony Concert to Include Bloomsday Among Celebrated Organizations
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Small Town Nation Wins Again--Rock Band Repeats as Best Bloomsday Entertainers
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Homestretch Heroics Highlight the 35th Bloomsday; Mekonnin and Ndirangu Win Downhill Duel
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Check-In, Course Closures, Music; Last-Minute Scratch by Chepkurui
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Bloomsday Anthem Singer to Sign Books Saturday
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Chepkurui Faces Tough Battle to Win Her Fourth Bloomsday
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Special Prizes Sunday for 35th, 350th, 3500th and 35,000th Finishers!
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Online Entry Deadline Sunday April 17th for $15.00 Fee
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Mail-in deadline April 12th
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Comical Corporate Crews Catalogued; Team Name Finalists Announced
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Who Are the Fastest Teens in Town? School Challenge Signup Open Until April 12th
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Drummers & Dancers & Divas Take Note: On-Course Performers Have Until March 31 to Sign Up
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Free Bloomsday Clinics Begin This Weekend
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Bloomsday Online Training Program Launched by Step Up Spokane
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Signups Set Torrid Pace; 35th Running Promises to be a Big One
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Corporate Cup closes in record time; 250 team limit reached in three days
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Last chance for Fit For Bloomsday sign-up; schools have until January 24th to enter
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Online registration is open! Early entrants may win an iPad
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Spokane runners to compete in Foot Locker National Championships
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It's time to Step Up Spokane!
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Bloomsday All City Elementary Cross Country Meet Monday
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Elementary Cross Country Renewed for Second Year by Active4Youth
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Bloomsday earns "green" certification; largest event certified by Council for Responsible Sport
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Design the 2011 Bloomsday finisher T-shirt! $1,000 for design selected
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Small Town Nation captures Best Bloomsday Entertainer title
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Jasper Place Rebels top School Challenge standings
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Chepkurui sizzles a 12K world best and first-timer Kirui captures men's title
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Bloomsday working to "Get Greener"--ReSport certification & collaboration with Hoopfest, City
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Bands and performers ready to rock; nearly 30 bands on the route
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Bloomsday weekend begins--check-in, road closures, celebrities
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Chepkurui and Harroufi headline field; Joan Samuelson to join over 50,000 runners, joggers & walkers
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April 18 online deadline
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Mail-in deadline April 13th
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School Challenge open! Competition will find fastest teens in town
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Wonderful winning wit; Corporate Cup team name finalists announced
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Bloomsday-Hoopfest team sign-up is open!
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Free training clinics begin this weekend
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Last call for entertainers; on-course performers have until March 10th to sign up
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Early sign-ups surge for 34th Bloomsday; new timing system to be implemented
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Corporate Cup registration opens February 1; earliest entry date in Bloomsday history
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Fit For Bloomsday sign-up opens; schools have until January 25th to enter
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Online registration is open! Early entrants may win trip to St. Patrick's Day Dash
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High School runners to compete in national meets in California and Oregon
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Bloomsday All City Elementary Cross Country Meet Monday October 12th
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Design the 2010 finisher T-shirt! $1,000 for design selected
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Bloomsday champion Chepkurui wins $17,500 share of PRRO Circuit Bonus
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Wingspan soars to top of performer list; Adrienne Bousquet, Spare Parts 2nd & 3rd
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Chepkurui, Yuda race to victory; fastest women's race in Bloomsday history
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Bloomsday weekend begins--Check-In, Celebrities, Road Closures
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Nearly 30 groups to perform along Bloomsday course
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STA to help Bloomsday "Get Greener"; participants urged to take the bus to packet pickup
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Runners to visit Spokane elementary schools
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Bloomsday information regarding swine flu concern
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Chepkurui and Munyeki headline elite field; Harroufi a last-minute scratch
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"Getting Greener" plans finalized; Bloomsday hopes to compost nearly 500,000 cups
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Online entry deadline April 19th for $15.00 fee
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April 14th mail-In deadline for $15.00 fee
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Finisher ads are comical; participants invited to "flex your superpowers"
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Memorable monikers a must; Corporate Cup team name finalists announced
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Free Bloomsday entry with Sports Authority purchase
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Bloomsday expects large turnout; tough winter encouraging signups
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Dick Beardsley to speak February 26th
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4th annual Marmot March scheduled for May 2; parents urged to sign up soon
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Bloomsday looking for entertainers; on-course performers have until March 11th to sign up
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Fit For Bloomsday sign-up opens; schools have until January 26th to enter
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Bloomsday '09 registration is open! Early entrants may win St. Pat's Dash trip
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North Central boys finish #1 in the nation!
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High school runners to compete in national meets in California and Oregon
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Bloomsday adds $20,000 US purse; US citizens eligible for open & US money
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PRRO Circuit eases bonus purse eligibility rules
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Design the 2009 Bloomsday finisher T-shirt! $1,000 for design selected
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Spare Parts Top Performers Poll
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Kogo, Chepkurui race to Bloomsday victories; course record for Kogo in 32nd Lilac Bloomsday Run
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Kathrine Switzer to speak Saturday at DoubleTree Hotel
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John Korir returns to defend title; Bloomsday champion aims for fourth win
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Helpers sought for T-shirt distribution and assisted wheelchairs
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April 20 online deadline for $15.00 fee
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April 15th mail-in deadline for $15.00 fee
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Notable nomenclature noticed; Corporate Cup team name finalists announced
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Free Bloomsday clinics begin Saturday; program provided by Holy Family/Sacred Heart Hospitals
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Free Bloomsday entry with purchase at Sports Authority stores
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Warmer weather spurs Bloomsday sign-ups; melting snow means it's time to start training
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Plethora of performers planned; on-course entertainment applications now available
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Fit For Bloomsday sign-up closes January 28th; program already has over 3,000 youngsters
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Bloomsday '08 online registration is open! Early entrants may win trip to St. Patrick's Day Dash
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Breanna Abell solos to second victory in Best Bloomsday Entertainer contest
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2007-2008 PRRO Championship bonus reaches $30,000; new season begins at 2007 Boilermaker on July 8
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Korir’s kick earns third Bloomsday victory; Kiplagat’s surge at six proves decisive
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Returning champion Okari faces deep field; Ndereba, Erkesso & Butler headline women’s field
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Record number of performers scheduled along Bloomsday route
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Entry deadline for mailed entries April 17th
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Rib-tickling team titles touted; Corporate Cup funnies finalized
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Bloomsday through the years: library exhibit showcases collection of official posters
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Kenny Moore to speak at Trade Show; Olympian, author to discuss Bowerman book
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Volunteers needed; Check-In and T-Shirt Distribution looking for helpers
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Bloomsday '07 off and running! Trade Show, Check-In at new convention facility
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Fit For Bloomsday registration open; schools have until January 29th to sign up
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Bloomsday '07 registration is open! Early entrants may win trip to St. Patrick's Day Dash
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30th Bloomsday Christmas ornaments on sale; available through Kiwanis Club of Country Homes
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Last chance for race photos; Bloomsday '99 thru '06 available thru the holidays
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2006 Governor's Community Health Bowl begins Sept. 18; Bloomsday participants encouraged to join
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2006-2007 PRRO Championship Circuit season to launch at Boilermaker; new format for $25,000 bonus
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Breanna Abell nudges Dusty Klink; close battle in Best Bloomsday Entertainer contest
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Bloomsday TV airings announced; 30-minute show scheduled on FSN, OLN
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Okari outpaces Kiama to win Bloomsday '06; Ochichi survives rally by Hladyr over the final mile
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Bloomsday participation increases; 45,000 expected for 30th running
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Bloomsday entry deadline Sunday; April 23 online deadline for $14.00 fee
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Personalized Bloomie messages to be featured in The Inlander; proceeds to benefit Crisis Nursery
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Memorable monikers multiply; plenty of notable names in best team name competition
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Calling all entertainers and marmoteers! Space available for entertainers and Marmot Marchers
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Winning Time selected as official timing system of Bloomsday '06
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Bloomsday '06 off and running! Major changes planned for 30th annual run
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New Balance debuts global centennial team promotion at Bloomsday
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Bloomsday '06 online registration is open! Early entrants may win trip to St. Patrick's Day Dash
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Bloomsday entertainers wanted! Entrants will again vote for favorite on-course entertainment
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Mt. Spokane's O'Reilly fourth in the nation; performance ties best ever by a Spokane runner
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Cross-Country stars to compete in California West Regional Meet
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Bloomsday charity donation announced; $15,928.67 to local Komen breast cancer affiliate
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Bloomsday and other PRRO Championship Circuit events to introduce drug testing
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Bloomsday winner Korir poised to capture PRRO Triple Crown of Road Racing
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Volunteer appreciation dinner tonight; hundreds of Bloomsday helpers expected
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Red Hot Mamas repeat as crowd favorites; Dusty Klink, PF Flyer 2nd & 3rd in voting
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Korir catches Okari to win Bloomsday '05; Leghzaoui tops talented women's field
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Photo locations announced; photographer www.racephotos.net back for Bloomsday '05
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On-course performers announced--hula dancers, heavy metal and Elvis on accordion
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Teams vie in wheelchair race; Mexicans, collegians & juniors compete
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Top Bloomsday volunteers announced; Murphy, Pribnow, Kinghorn honored
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Bloomsday entry deadline Sunday; April 17 online deadline for $10.00 fee
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Teams vie for notable nomenclature; finalists announced in Bloomsday's best team name competition
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Bloomsday entry deadline tomorrow; April 12 mail-in deadline for $10.00 fee
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O'Reilly tops in age-group at Carlsbad; stellar performance by Bloomsday representative
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Two weeks until deadline; mail-in entries due Tuesday, April 12
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Bloomsday's economic impact $9.6 million; results of 2004 study by Gonzaga University students
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Bloomsday Corporate Cup full; Trade Show booths also nearly sold out
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Bloomsday '05 off and running! Organizers encourage every BODY to participate on May 1
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Outdoor writer wins California trip, donates to local high school star
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Calling all Entertainers! Bloomsday organizers seek performers for on-course entertainment
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Bloomsday '05 online registration is open! January entrants may win trip for two to Carlsbad 5000
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Cross-country stars heading south to Foot Locker Regionals
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Billy Mills to visit Spokane; Olympic gold medalist to speak at SFCC
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Arthur Lydiard talk scheduled; legendary New Zealand coach to visit Spokane
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Kardong new Bloomsday Race Director; thirteen-year veteran Karen Heaps to retire
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Red Hot Mamas by a Mile! Landslide victory in vote for Best Bloomsday Entertainers
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Wangai and Ivanova are surprise winners in the 28th Lilac Bloomsday Run
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Who's that singing on the Bloomsday starting line?
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6-Time wheelchair winner Mendoza vs. Van Dyk; junior division added to wheeler competition
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Bloomsday '02 champ Koskei vs. Birgen; De Reuck, Barsosio top women's field
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Super Color announces additional Bloomsday photo opportunities
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Joan Samuelson to join Bloomsday fun; legendary marathoner to speak, run
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Bloomsday Corporate Cup, Trade Show Full; Organizers Announce Panelists for "Best Team Name" Contest
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Rock Bands and Cellists and Mimes, Oh My!
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Bloomsday is Fun for Everybody
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De Reuck's Bloomsday '02 Record Ratified; Four Runners in '03 Earn Single-Age Records
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Cross-Country Stars Heading South to Foot Locker Regionals
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Korir Downs Three Past Champions and a Hard-Charging Koech at Bloomsday
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Koskei Upsets Two Past Champions at Bloomsday; De Reuck in a Runaway
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