Spokane’s annual Bloomsday race inspires corporate cup entrants to get creative and vie for the title of the best team name. Out of over 370 teams, 26 have been chosen as finalists, including Eymann Allison Hunter Jones’ “And Then the Vulture Eats You,” my personal favorite; Spokane Symphony’s “Too Hot to Handel”; and Workland & Witherspoon’s “Our Briefs Are Tight.” Check out the full list here and pick your favorite!
Although corporate cup registration is closed, individuals can still sign up online for $18.00 until Sunday, April 19 (or postmark mail-in registration forms by April 14). If you miss that deadline, you can sign up online for $35.00 through April 26 or at the Bloomsday Trade Show [http://www.bloomsdayrun.org/race-information/trade-show] May 1–2. Race day is Sunday, May 3, starting at 9:00 a.m.
New for Bloomsday 2015:
- Eight new collectible Bloomsday character cards, including Bruce Sprintsteen (“He was born to run!”), available at the trade show
- Free photo print through Photoboxx waiting for you at a booth in Riverfront Park when you include the hashtag #BloomsdayRun in the description of your social media posts
- Outside Interactive will be filming a virtual Bloomsday course video that runners can use throughout the year with the use of their iPad, Windows, or Android tablet on any treadmill in the world
- New Bloomsday scene medal highlighting the start on Riverside, available for purchase during online registration or at the trade show
- The Marmot March on Saturday will start one hour earlier (9:00 a.m.) and include third-graders
Bloomsday is a 12-kilometer (7.46-mile) foot race open to all runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs, and strollers. The course begins and ends in beautiful downtown Spokane. Entertainment all along the course makes the miles go faster. After the race, head to Riverfront Park for the after party, with food vendors, a beer garden, and live music until 3:00 p.m. STA offers special shuttle bus service to and from the race.