More than 2,000 kids take part in Jr. Bloomsday

SPOKANE, Wash. – About 2,600 junior Bloomies took the sidewalks of the Spokane Falls Community College. The Jr. Bloomsday race came back in full swing for the first time since the pandemic started.

The race had more than 1,000 kids compared to the last race in 2019.

Kids ran more than a mile and at the end of the race, they received a finisher t-shirt and a champion lanyard which included a free Silverwood ticket.

“I just like racing,” said 10-year-old Jude Brown who raced with his eight-year-old brother Oliver.

Jude and Oliver said they’ve been training for the race, including doing the Windermere and Shamrock Shuffle race.

“Better than sitting at home,” Jude said when he was asked why he likes racing.

Ten-year-old Broderick Webb said his school has been training him for the Jr. Bloomsday race.

“I will hopefully get in the middle and run,” Broderick said before starting the race. “I hope I don’t get last.”

The years Jr. Bloomsday will benefit Spokane County’s Active4Youth program, whose mission is to combat childhood obesity through the introduction of sports like running.

While the race for kids is over, adults still have time to sign up for Bloomsday on May 1st.

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