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  • 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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