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  • Listen Up!
  • Listen Up!

    Five good reasons not to sneak earbuds onto the Bloomsday course.
  • Timing Through Time
  • Timing Through Time

    Bloomsday continues to serve as a technological innovator in the racing world.
  • Not a Simple Tee
  • Not a Simple Tee

    The 7-plus miles that Bloomies will run this weekend doesn't come close to the distance traveled by the cotton on their backs.
      “We don’t source any of our cotton from Asia,” says Todd Gilmer, a national account executive for the northwest division of the Russell Corporation, a subsidiary of Fruit of the Loom that owns the Jerzees brand, this year’s manufacturer of Bloomsday T-shirts.
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  • Don't Run
  • Don't Run

    Why Spokane's best young runners are discouraged from running Bloomsday.
      Spokane probably has the fastest county-wide cluster of high school distance runners in the nation. And Spokane has one of the world’s largest timed road races. But because of timing, the two phenomena rarely connect.
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  • Sister Act
  • Sister Act

    In the race or on the sidelines, the Sisters of the Holy Names get in on the action.
      Kelly recalls one man in particular, who shakes hands with the nuns every time he runs by. She also looks forward to seeing a couple from California whom she spoke to during their first Bloomsday race. Since then, they have always visited the convent the day after the race.
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  • Crossing the Bridge
  • Crossing the Bridge

    These young runners are homeless. But they won't be left out of the race.
      They´ve slept under Spokane’s bridges and now, sitting in the downtown offices of Cup of Cool Water, a youth ministry, Zachariah Chavez and Chireé Sizemore debate the relative residential advantages of the Monroe Street Bridge versus the one over Maple Street.
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  • Bye, Bye Rain
  • Bye, Bye Rain

    On Bloomsday and royal weddings.
      If they could have waited a few days until the month of May, they’d have been fine. After all, May is when the weather gets good — right? At least that’s what Don Kardong says — why else would he have made Bloomsday on the first Sunday of May? For the weather, that’s why — it’s guaranteed perfect!.
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  • XL Dreaming
  • XL Dreaming

    Bike to Work Week proves (again) that we think big.
      Of course it had to rain during Bike to Work Week. And of course, around here, people are going to Bike to Work anyway. That’s just how we roll. We’re always up for an audacious new fes
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  • Numbers Race
  • Numbers Race

    Participation — particularly among women — in Bloomsday is growing. Plus, d-tags and Bloomsfest.
      In last year’s souvenir results booklet, we noted an interesting trend among Bloomsday’s historical statistics.
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  • Like Running Barefoot
  • Like Running Barefoot

    Minimalist shoes motivate your feet into doin’ what comes natur’ly
      Running barefoot is like backyard nudism: It’s definitely not for all seasons, and the neighbors are going to stare. Still, the latest curiosity in running involves doffing your shoes altoget
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  • Downtown Frolicking 101
  • Downtown Frolicking 101

    From Booze Day to billiards: Everything you're gonna wanna do on Bloomsday weekend.
      Alcohol, exercise, commemorative T-shirt: Spokane hasn’t seen a winning combination like that since Calvary, Santangelo and Frahm. Enter the Booze Day Marathon Pub Run — a mock race for
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