Spokane, WA

Bloomsday Is Coming Back To Spokane After A Two Year Break

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"With 5,000 to 6,000 people coming to downtown Spokane, they need a place to stay. When they start filling up our hotels, they pay lodging and sales tax and all that money goes back into our community providing relief for those that live here," Kate Hudson with Visit Spokane said.

While Spokane has been getting hit hard with inflation, local businesses will likely get a healthy influx of cash flow to help out the city. Between the tens of thousands of runners, their families, and others coming to see and participate in the race, Bloomsday could financially bring a little hope back to the city.

A Few Things to Remember About Bloomsday

Spokane's Bloomsday Run has been held on the first Sunday in May since 1977. What began as a local run with around 1,200 runners over 40 years ago has grown into a nationwide running event with tens of thousands of participants every May.

Participants will run a seven-and-a-half-mile (12-kilometer) course that begins and ends near Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. The Spokane River is visible for much of the course, and the finish line is at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge, with the magnificent Spokane Falls as a backdrop.

Participants get a great route, a coveted finishers t-shirt, and an official race time for around $30. Every competitor receives a race time, regardless of how quickly or slowly they cross the finish line.

Bloomsday Will Bring Some Relief and Joy to the City

While racing numbers may not be back to the pre-Covid numbers, it will be nice to race up and run again on May 1st. This will be a special event worth attending or enjoying from a distance for any residents.

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