Bloomsday 2017 registration is now OPEN; Register early and you - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Bloomsday 2017 registration is now OPEN; Register early and you could win an Apple Watch or GoPro!

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The recent blast of snow might be a recipe for runners. Bloomsday 2017 registration is off and running and the winter weather might help registration numbers. Race Director Don Kardong says "some of our highest entry totals in years when we've had the worst winters."

Will all of the snow on the ground, it's hard to imagine running 7 1/2 miles on a perfect Spokane Spring day, but there are just about four months to go before Bloomsday and if you enter before February 12, you have a chance to win either an Apple Watch Series 2 aluminum with sport band OR a GoPro HERO5 Black camera! 

Everyone who enters Bloomsday online through February 12th will be automatically entered in the Apple® Watch and GoPro® drawing. The early bird drawing has been going on for many years, but this is the first time winners will be able to choose between two different items.

You will also have the opportunity to add a donation to World Relief Spokane, which has been selected as Bloomsday’s official charity for 2017. World Relief Spokane helps the refugee population who have fled persecution and violence and have been resettled in Spokane by the U.S. Refugee Program. 

"Like those who gather for Bloomsday, these are runners of a sort, but they have not run for fun nor fitness nor competition. They have run for their lives," said Lilac Bloomsday Association President Mark Starr. "By adding a donation to your Bloomsday entry, you partner with World Relief Spokane to see this vulnerable population transformed economically, socially and spiritually."

Full Bloomsday details will be released at the official kick-off February 28th, at which time printed entry forms will be available at locations throughout the Inland Northwest.

The 41st Bloomsday will be Sunday, May 7, 2017. Nearly 1,500 people have already registered, so get moving!

  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Motorcyclist killed in crash on Sherman Pass

    Motorcyclist killed in crash on Sherman Pass

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:58:31 GMT

    SHERMAN PASS, Wash.- A 53-year-old man was killed Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle and transit van. The crash happened on State Route 20, just before 6pm on Sunday, about 14 miles east of Republic.

    More >>

    SHERMAN PASS, Wash.- A 53-year-old man was killed Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle and transit van. The crash happened on State Route 20, just before 6pm on Sunday, about 14 miles east of Republic.

    More >>
  • NEW PHOTOS: Oregon woman rescued after spending a week at the bottom of a cliff

    NEW PHOTOS: Oregon woman rescued after spending a week at the bottom of a cliff

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:28:00 GMT
    Courtesy Luanne SandvikCourtesy Luanne Sandvik

    MONTEREY COUNTY, Cali.- New photos have emerged showing the rescue of an Oregon woman, whose car plummeted over a cliff in California. Angela Hernandez, of Portland, is recovering in a hospital, after spending a full week at the bottom of a cliff. 

    More >>

    MONTEREY COUNTY, Cali.- New photos have emerged showing the rescue of an Oregon woman, whose car plummeted over a cliff in California. Angela Hernandez, of Portland, is recovering in a hospital, after spending a full week at the bottom of a cliff. 

    More >>
  • Spokane family keeps daughter's legacy alive with pet food donations

    Spokane family keeps daughter's legacy alive with pet food donations

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:53:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  It's been four years since Rory Fees took her own life at just 14 years old, but her friends are continuing to live Rory's Way. “Her friends are still involved in my life, and it just shows that Rory really meant a lot to them and we all miss her," said Rory’s mother, Jennifer Fees

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  It's been four years since Rory Fees took her own life at just 14 years old, but her friends are continuing to live Rory's Way. “Her friends are still involved in my life, and it just shows that Rory really meant a lot to them and we all miss her," said Rory’s mother, Jennifer Fees

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.