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  • Timing Through Time
  • Timing Through Time

    Bloomsday continues to serve as a technological innovator in the racing world.
  • 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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  • Running Through Winter
  • Running Through Winter

    A local writer meditates on traction, beard frost and stoking the inner furnace.
      You do have to be careful. A simple frost promises texture, but a glaze on the ground that can scarce hold a gleam might throw you down. Snow complicates things. Melting, too. And refreezing, and then maybe snow again.
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  • Finish Line
  • Finish Line

    Want to overcome adversity? All it takes is one step. Then another. Then 12,000 more
      When I was little, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the asthmatic Olympian, appeared in public service announcements and encouraged everyone to run. She told us we could do anything if we tried. So I gave it my best shot. I loved to sprint.
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