The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
New Location at Spokane Community College
March 14, 2017—Popular Bloomsday Training Clinics sponsored by Providence and Kaiser Permanente begin this Saturday, March 18 at 8:30 am at a new location – Spokane Community College Gym, located at 1810 N. Greene Street. The seven-week program, offered consecutive Saturday mornings through April 29, is free and open to the public.
The clinics are designed to help individuals prepare for Bloomsday with a medically-sound, gradual conditioning and training program. Whether planning to walk, jog or run, the weekly sessions will help participants gradually condition themselves to safely complete Bloomsday on May 7.
Each Saturday session begins at 8:30 a.m. with expert speakers on up-to-date training topics, followed by 15 minutes of warm-up exercises with a personal trainer. At their own pace, Runners, joggers and walkers then complete one mile the first week, adding a mile each week during the program.
The training course varies from week-to-week, and winds through the Spokane Community College campus, along the Spokane River and the Centennial Trail. Volunteers from Providence Health Care and Kaiser Permanente attend each clinic to provide safety for all participants, crossing guards, water stations and first aid.
Register at providence.org/bloomsday. While walk-ins are welcome during any week, it is preferred that participants sign up in advance.
Please note: Registering for the Training Clinics does not register you for the race. Race registration forms will be available at the clinics each week, or you can register online at www.bloomsdayrun.org. Pets (other than registered service animals) are not allowed as a courtesy and for the safety of others. Bloomsday is a registered trademark of the Lilac Bloomsday Association.
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