Bloomsday organizers share answers to your most popular questions about the race
SPOKANE, Wash. — Bloomsday is just one week away! The annual tradition has taken over downtown Spokane on the first Sunday of May for over 40 years.
Whether you are running or walking the race for the first time, the third time or the fifteenth time, there are some things you should know before you lace up those sneakers! Organizers of the race told KXLY 4 News answers to the popular questions that are flooding in to their inboxes.
1. Can I participate in Bloomsday with a stroller?
YES! Unfortunately, you cannot run with a stroller. Stroller participants are only allowed to walk for safety reasons, and must do so in the “red” group. Children in strollers must be registered for the race.
2. Are people allowed to register the morning of the race?
Registration closes Saturday, May 4. (The day before the race) You can register online until 5:30pm Saturday, or stop by the Bloomsday Trade Show at the Spokane Convention Center to register in person until 6:30pm. You cannot register the morning of Bloomsday.
3. Early registration and mail-in registration is over. How much do I have to pay to participate now?
Now until Thursday, May 2 it’s approximately $43.89. At the Bloomsday Trade Show it is $45.
4. When is the Bloomsday Trade Show? What do I do there?
The Bloomsday Trade Show is the Friday and Saturday before race day at the Spokane Convention Center. This year’s hours are Friday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday you can visit from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It’s there you pick up your bib number, registration packet and there are booths set up where you can check out everything from sneakers to race day gear! While you get a t-shirt for participating, they’ve got a shop with other Bloomsday-themed items for purchase.
5.Is it too late to pick up a Bloomsday shuttle ticket?
No! While you can’t register for Bloomsday the day of, you CAN pick up your Bloomsday shuttle ticket as you are jumping on the bus at one of the 5 pick-up/drop-off locations. You can find out more about those here. Remember, the shuttle is $2 and you must have exact change if you are going to get your ticket the day-of.
For more information on getting ready for Bloomsday, including course maps, road closures and parking, click here.
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