BLOOMSDAY IN SPOKANE: A COMMUNITY TRADITION SINCE 1977

Every spring, Spokane bursts into vibrant life, not just with the blossoming landscapes but with the infectious energy of Bloomsday, the city’s beloved annual road race. Since 1977, Bloomsday has been a beloved tradition fostering health, fitness, and community spirit.

This event isn’t just a race; it’s a cultural phenomenon, a celebration of community. The course showcases Spokane’s scenic streets showcasing landmarks while fostering communal joy, camaraderie, and the enduing spirit of the lilac city!

A Race Like No Other

Bloomsday is more than a simple road race; it’s a 12-kilometer journey through the heart of Spokane that attracts participants of all ages and abilities. From elite athletes to casual walkers, families pushing strollers, and everyone in between, Bloomsday encapsulates the spirit of inclusivity and celebration.

In its 48th race this year, Bloomsday will wind through Spokane’s picturesque streets, past parks and over bridges, offering breathtaking views and a palpable sense of community spirit that energizes the city.

Everything You Need to Know

When? Sunday, March 5th 2024

How long? 12 Kilometers (7.46 Miles)

Start Location? W. Riverside Ave between Post & Lincoln

9am: Elite, Corporate Cup & Brown Group

9:05-9:20: Yellow & Green Groups

9:25-10:10 Orange & Blue Groups

10:15-10:25 Lilac Group

10:30am Red Group

(arrive 30 minutes prior to your time listed)

Friday May 3, 2024 – Spokane Convention Center
Check-In11:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Late Registration11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Trade Show11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Saturday May 4, 2024 – Spokane Convention Center
Check-In9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Late Registration9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Trade Show9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Sunday, May 5 – Bloomsday!
Worship ServiceTBD334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. – The Floating Stage
Out-Of-Town Check-In Only7:30-9:00 a.m.Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Race Start9:00 a.m.
Champions Awards Ceremony9:45 a.m.Monroe Street Bridge – media only
Streets Open1:30 p.m.Course open to traffic
Post-Race PartyUntil 2:00 p.m.Riverfront Park

Get all of these details and more: https://bloomsdayrun.org/race-information/

How to enter:

Visit this link to register & view FAQ’s: https://bloomsdayrun.org/bloomsday-registration/

Bloomsday has become a community celebration of health and fitness attracting
thousands of participants from various age groups and fitness levels. With a festive atmosphere highlighted by vibrant costumes, live music, and enthusiastic spectators lining the course, the event has grown to become one of the largest timed road races in the United States, fostering a sense of camaraderie and promoting a healthy lifestyle in the Spokane community.

Entry Fee: $28.00

Prices increase on April 1st to $35.00.
Prices increase on May 2nd to $50.00. 
Virtual Bloomsday:

Thursday, April 25, 2024 – Sunday, May 5, 2024
The Virtual Bloomsday Run extends the Spokane tradition globally, allowing participants to complete a 12-kilometer course at their own pace and location. This flexible format accommodates various fitness levels, fostering a virtual community of runners worldwide. Participants share experiences, track progress, and celebrate achievements online, maintaining the event’s spirit while embracing the virtual realm. 

Entry Fee: $28.00 + shipping

Prices increase on April 1st to $35.00.
Prices increase on May 2nd to $50.00.

The Bloomsday Brunch Tradition

Bloomsday tradition for many is the post-race brunch. Spokane’s cafes and restaurants roll out the red carpet for participants, offering special menus that cater to the reenergizing needs of runners and walkers.

Imagine savoring a hearty, protein-packed brunch at one of Spokane’s quaint bistros or indulging in a well-deserved mimosa at a sunny patio—these are the moments that make Bloomsday a holistic experience, blending physical accomplishment with culinary delight. Some of our post run recommendations? House of Brunch, Yards Bruncheon, and Method Juice Café.

Community and Celebration

At its heart, Bloomsday is a celebration of community. It brings together people from all walks of life and fitness levels to share in the joy of movement, the beauty of Spokane, and a longstanding local tradition. The sense of camaraderie doesn’t end at the finish line; it spills over into Spokane’s restaurants, parks, and streets, creating an atmosphere of festivity that envelops the city.

Savoring the Moment

Whether you’re running, walking, cheering from the sidelines, or exploring Spokane’s culinary offerings, Bloomsday is a reminder to celebrate community and indulge in the simple pleasures of life.

So, lace up your sneakers, prepare your palate, and get ready to experience Spokane in all its springtime glory. Bloomsday isn’t just a race; it’s a day to celebrate the vibrant tapestry of life in Spokane, from the exhilaration of cheering fans and locals throughout the route to crossing the finish line and knowing you just pushed your body and accomplished a challenge. It’s a feast for the senses, the soul, and, if SpokaneEats has anything to say about it, the stomach too. Welcome to Bloomsday—Spokane’s best Spring time tradition!

This post was created in partnership with Bloomsday.

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