Bloomsday is the largest timed road race in America. Spokane native and Olympic runner Don Kardong started Bloomsday thirty years ago. Today, upwards of 50,000 people pack the streets of Spokane on the first Sunday in May. World-class runners and wheelchair racers compete along the 12 kilometer course for prize money, but that doesn’t keep parents with strollers from walking the course on a spring morning. Along with way, roadside bands, dancers, and other entertainers keep racers’ spirits high, and compete for their own awards. The design for the annual t-shirt is a closely guarded secret that’s not unveiled until race day.
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