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Latest News About Bloomsday In Spokane, WA

SLIDESHOW: Bloomsday Top Three Elite Finishers in Photos

Check out these photo's courtesy of Bloomsday and Chronotrack of the top three men (Alan Kiprono, Kevin Kochei and Cleophas Ngetich) and women (Mary Wacera, Lineth Chepkurui and Risper Gesabwa) finishers of Bloomsday 2014! More>>

BLOOMSDAY 2014: Rehab For Your Body


SPOKANE, Wash. - During the annual Bloomsday run, there are always a couple injuries, some more serious injuries. Bloomsday 2014 was no different. One person had a cardiac arrest on the course, another suffered a heart attack, and still another had a heart attack. Amazingly, none of the three died. There was also 13 other medical injuries that were not as serious.  More>>

BLOOMSDAY: Kiprono Takes Home Second Elite Men's Title

Allan Kiprono crossed the finish line on the Monroe Street Bridge with 34:11 on the clock to win his second Bloomsday on Sunday, May 4, in Spokane, Wash. Kiprono, 24, placed third in last year's Bloomsday, after he won for the first time in 2012. The 24-year old Kenyan also holds the No. 6 top-Bloomsday finish (33:59) from when he finished second in 2011.  More>>

BLOOMSDAY: Wheelchair Race Results in Wins for Familiar Faces

The wheelchair race kicked off Bloomsday 2014 on Sunday, May 4, and the finishes in both the men and women's divisions didn't disappoint. Josh George earned his first Bloomsday victory in the men's open, while Susannah Scaroni secured her second-straight win on the women's side.  More>>

BLOOMSDAY: Wacera With Just Enough Left in the Tank at the End

Mary Wacera had just enough to fend off Lineth Chepkurui right before the finish line to win Bloomsday in her first attempt on Sunday, May 4, in Spokane, Wash.Wacera and Chepkurui, both from Kenya, were neck and neck as they descended down Monroe Street, with Wacera pulling away in the closing meters to break the banner at the entrance of the Monroe Street Bridge. More>>

BLOOMSDAY: What You Need To Know For Race Day

SPOKANE, Wash. - Race day is here! Here is information you need to know if you are headed downtown for the race. Look at the list of what you CAN'T BRING with you, check out the weather forecast, get parking information and learn how you can watch yourself or any other Bloomsday runner cross the finish line! More>>

Running Bloomsday? Send Us Some Pix, Win Some Tix!

SPOKANE, Wash. - Are you running Bloomsday? We want to see your pictures! This year, if you send us a picture using the hashtag, #Q6Bloomsday, you will be entered to win tickets to the Spokane Shock, Raptor Reef Water Park, or Cat Tales! Upload your pictures through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The most creative pictures will appear on TV! More>>

Olympian and Former Coug Bernard Lagat in Studio

Former Washington State University standout and Olympic track and field medalist Bernard Lagat joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio to talk about everything from Bloomsday to the retiring of longtime Cougar track coach Rick Sloan. More>>

Bloomsday Memories

With Bloomsday 2014 this Sunday, May 4, SWX's Sam Adams visited with some of the local and long tenured participants of the event to give everyone a deeper understanding of what this race really means to the people of the region. More>>

Bloomsday 2014, More Than Just a Race

The 38th running of Bloomsday is this Sunday, May 4, and with all of the wacky outfits, the shirts, the elite heats and other general hoopla of Spokane's famous event, it is easy to forget that going 11 Kilometers around the Lilac city can be about more than just a race.  More>>

PHOTOS: Bloomsday 2014 Race Photos

The Bloomsday course will be packed this weekend, so will the downtown streets around it. (Photo: Bloomsday Run) The Bloomsday course will be packed this weekend, so will the downtown streets around it. (Photo: Bloomsday Run)

Take a look at some of the great photos our viewers have sent in. If you would like to see your photo featured here, email us at or visit our Bloomsday Photo submission page. More>>

Bloomsday Check-In, Road Closures, Music

Check-In for this Sunday's 38th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run has begun at the Spokane Convention Center, and volunteers are busy handing out packets and signing up late registrants. More>>

ParaSport Spokane Ready for Bloomsday 2014

ParaSport Spokane's road racing crew is ready to compete at Bloomsday 2014 this Sunday, May 4. Recently, John Collett spent some time with these wheelchair racers and will share the story of ParaSport Spokane's team this Thursday, May 1, on SWX Tonight at 10:30 p.m. PDT. More>>

SWX Producer Remembers His Earliest Bloomsday's

As the 38th running of Bloomsday draws nearer, it brought back some memories from my childhood. Growing up in Issaquah, Washington, I didn’t make it to Spokane very often for the event, but every time I did, it was a special experience to share with family. More>>

Tips for Avoiding Bloomsday Weekend Traffic

With hundreds fewer parking spaces across from the Convention Center and construction in the same area limiting traffic flow, Bloomsday officials are urging participants to give themselves extra time to pick up their Bloomsday numbers this weekend. More>>

Throwback Thursday: Bloomsday Back In 1989! Video included


SPOKANE, Wash. - Do you love the 80's? Do you love Bloomsday? This week's Throwback features some awesome footage from Bloomsday 25 years ago. Were you there? We'd like to know. The overall male/female winners in 1989 were John Halvorsen (his time: 34:21)and Lynn Williams (her time: 39:30).

Bloomsday 2014 Field Announced

Bloomsday 2014 looks to be a stellar race, from start to finish. The elite runners and wheelchair athletes were announced at Bloomsday headquarters on Tuesday, featuring deep fields, familiar faces, and record-breaking competitors. More>>

Pictures For Bloomsday 2014


SPOKANE, Wash. - In the past on the Bloomsday website, runners would be able to buy professional pictures on the website. This year, you will be able to share them on your social media pages for free. More>>

WATCH IT LIVE: 2014 Bloomsday Press Conference


KHQ.COM - Bloomsday officials will hold a press conference at 11am today to talk about the upcoming race! The press conf. is being held at the Bloomsday Building on N. Belt St. will stream the event LIVE. More>>

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