Bloomsday Run in Spokane

Since 1977, the first Sunday in May has been dedicated to Spokane’s Lilac Bloomsday Run. What started as a small run with about 1,200 runners over 40 years ago has now become an annual tradition and national running event attracting tens of thousands of runners every May.

The Basics

Over 50,000 participants run, walk, or jog the 12K course every year but, with the virtual option for the race, this number is expected to climb. Truly a race for everyone, runners of every level, walkers, wheelchairs, kids, and stroller pushers are all welcome.

The seven-and-a-half-mile route takes participants through a course beginning and ending in downtown Spokane near Riverfront Park. Much of the course offers views of the Spokane River with the finish line at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge where the scenic Spokane Falls serves as a backdrop.

For under $30, participants get a great course, the coveted finishers t-shirt, and official race time. Every single participant gets a race time, no matter how fast or slow they cross the finish time.