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Bloomsday: Where Does the Cash, Lost Clothing Go?

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Bloomsday runners left behind 9,000 pounds of clothing that will be used to benefit the disabled people of Spokane (Photo: SWX) Bloomsday runners left behind 9,000 pounds of clothing that will be used to benefit the disabled people of Spokane (Photo: SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

What a great day it was for the 36th annual running of Bloomsday Sunday in downtown Spokane. With an event of this size there are a lot of questions that follow, but because it is so big it takes some time get those answers. 

KHQ's Alex Rozier inquired about injuries, numbers and clothes on Monday with race officials. There is still no word on injuries sustained or where all of the competitors came from. We do know there were nearly all 50 states and 13 countries worldwide that were set to participate, but who exactly showed up we still do not have that answer. 

Many viewers wrote us asking where the registration fee money goes. It goes to pay for the race expenses and because they are a non-profit what is left over goes to future Bloomsday races and their involvement with local charities. 

Lastly, as so many of the participants do every year, clothes were tossed and layers were lost along the route. Fred Meyer with the Arc of Spokane said nearly 9000 pounds of clothes were donated, beating the 2011 mark of 8200 pounds. All of the revenue generated from those clothes will go to help the disabled in our communities.

by Alex Rozier, KHQ Local News Reporter

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