Bloomsday Run in Spokane

Since 1977, the first Sunday in May has been dedicated to Spokane’s Lilac Bloomsday Run. What started 40 years ago as a small run with about 1,200 participants has now become an annual tradition and national running event attracting tens of thousands of runners every May. Bloomsday will return in 2024 for an in-person 12km race through the streets of Spokane.

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Bloomsday Race 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 at Bloomsday.

The seven-and-a-half-mile route takes participants through a course beginning and ending in downtown Spokane near Riverfront Park. Much of the Bloomsday 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.

Bloomsday Course Map

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Bloomsday Run FAQ

When is the Bloomsday Run 2024?

This year's Bloomsday Run in Spokane will be held on May 5th, 2024. Visit the Bloomsday Run website to register for this year's race.

How long is the Bloomsday Run in Spokane?

The annual Bloomsday Run through Spokane is 7.5 miles (12 km). The race takes runners through the heart of Spokane and is one of the city's premier race events.

Where does the Bloomsday Run start?

Spokane's famed Bloomsday Run begins and ends in downtown Spokane near Riverfront park. The finish line is on the Monroe Street Bridge, where onlookers can catch beautiful views of the Spokane Falls.