Bloomsday

Portrait of Don Kardong and Jon Neill downtown Spokane.

Last Run: Interview with Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong 

After 15 consecutive years as race director, Bloomsday Founder Don Kardong will retire after this year’s 43rd race set for Sunday, May 5. Q: What are your favorite Bloomsday memories? A: It’s hard to beat that first year, 1977. After months of planning, to be able to line up in a crowd and race down …

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Qualchan Race Results Are IN!!

This Sunday, participants from all levels of running ability race the grueling 12K Qualchan XC, or, as it is called by insiders, “The Godawful Race.” Held at Spokane’s High Drive, notorious for its steep hills, overhanging trees, mud pits, and roots/rocks that trip many an unsuspecting runner, the strenuous Qualchan embodies true “cross-country” running. An …

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Bloomsday All City Elementary Cross Country Meet

Nearly 1,000 Spokane Area runners competed yesterday at Comstock Park: (October 22, 2012)—Nearly 1,000 young runners will test their legs and determination today at the Bloomsday All City Elementary Cross Country Meet at Comstock Park. The meet, which begins about 4:00 p.m., is the culmination of the Elementary Cross Country Program organized in Spokane elementary …

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BLOOMSDAY needs VOLUNTEERS!

Contact: Don Kardong, Race Director—(509) 838-1579 BLOOMSDAY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Check-In, T-Shirt Distribution, Lost & Found Spokane, WA—With less than two weeks until the 36th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run, organizers are eagerly seeking volunteers to help with Check-In, T-shirt distribution, and the Lost & Found area on race weekend. “The success of Bloomsday is …

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Bloomsday ’12 online registration is open!

This just in….Bloomsday 2012 BLOOMSDAY ‘12 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Early Entrants May Win iPad from Strong Solutions January 3, 2012—With Spokane enjoying a mild winter, it may be easier than usual for Spokane residents to realize spring isn’t far off, and with it the 36th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run. And to help fortify New …

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