The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington

Team Name Contest

The 2017 Bloomsday Corporate Cup is sponsored
by Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists:



Remember this when entering Bloomsday's Corporate Cup:

It's Good to be Clever!


First: Dingus, Zarecor & Associates, PLLC   -   Audit La Vista, Baby

Second: Premera Blue Cross   -   Blue by You

Third: Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers   -    Law and Odor


First: GU English Department   -   Pair O'Thighs Lost

Second: Bonner General Hospital   -   Follow the Bleeder

Third (Tie): Spokane Valley Fire Dept.   -    Feeling the Burn
B&B Physical Therapy   -   Plantar Fascists

The Judicial Panel for 2016

Bloomsday Race Director and Founder Don Kardong
Steven Jones, Lilac Bloomsday Association President
Teresa Omlin, Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists
Kelly Risse, Physical Therapy Associates
Jon Neill, Bloomsday Board Member
Ted McGregor, The Inlander
Bailee Neyland, Hoopfest
Spokane Mayor David Condon

2016 Best Team Name Finalists

(in alphabetical order by company name) 

Business    -   Team Name

CHAS Health   -   Agony of DeFeet

City of Spokane   -   Mighty Municipal Milers

Dermatology Specialists of Spokane   -   Running Our Rashes Off

Dingus, Zarecor & Associates, PLLC   -   Audit La Vista, Baby

Eastern Washington University   -   Schooling the Competition

Episcopal Diocese of Spokane   -   Save Our Soles

First Choice Health   -   No Scrubs

Gonzaga University   -   The Crawl of the Mild

Idaho Forest Group   -   The Young and the Rest of Us

Inland Northwest Blood Center   -   Too Bloody Fast

Johanna Beverage Company   -   Juice Do It

Mischke Drywall   -   3 Sheets to the Win

Premera Blue Cross   -   Blue by You

Spokane Hoopfest   -   One Shining Moment

Umpqua Bank   -   Neither Fast Nor Furious

Umpqua Bank   -   Time Wounds All Heels

Umpqua Bank   -   Between Walk and a Hard Pace

Valley Hospital   -   Rapid Thigh Movement

Vaagen Brothers Lumber   -   Knot So Fast

Winston & Cashatt, Attorneys   -   Law & Odor

TOP TEAM NAMES (2004-2015)


  • First: Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC: "Our Briefs Are Tight"
  • Second: Inland Northwest Blood Center: "B Positive"
  • Third: Franz: "Thunder Buns"


  • First: GU English Department: "Pair O'Thighs Lost"
  • Second: Spokane Public Schools: "No Teacher Left Behind"
  • Third: James Hoppe DDS: "Don't Follow Us We're Flossed"


  • First: Hair, Etc.: "Cut to the Chase"
  • Second: Newport Sullivan Lake Ranger District: "A Forest to be Reckoned With"
  • Third: The Law Firm of Eymann Allison Hunter Jones: "The Sequestrians"


  • First: Spokane Valley Fire Dept.: "Feeling the Burn"
  • Second: Newport Hospital and Health Services: "ICU at the Finish Line"
  • Third: Inland Imaging Associates, P.S.: "X-Raycers" 


  • First: Gonzaga Univ. English Dept.: "The Traipse of Wrath"
  • Second: Miller Paint: "Our Colors Run"
  • Third: Spokane Symphony: "Here Comes Treble" 


  • First: B & B Physical Therapy : "Plantar Fascists"
  • Second: Spokane County : "Worst Pace Scenario"
  • Third: Vaagen Bros. Lumber, Inc. : "Lumbering Along"


  • First: P.O.V. Ranger District: "Run Forest Run"
  • Second: Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC: "May It Please The Course"
  • Third: Inland Power & Light Co.: "Running With The Current"


  • First: ALSC Architects: "Running Our Buttresses Off"
  • Second: Craven's Coffee: "No Bean Left Behind"
  • Third: Inland Cardiology Associates: "Cath Us If You Can"


  • First: Columbia Paint: "Shakin' Our Cans"
  • Second: Michael R. Bell & Co.: "Decreasing Our Bottom Line"
  • Third: Gonzaga University English Department: "Supersonnets"


  • First: STCU: "We'll CU and Race You 12K"
  • Second: James Hoppe, DDS: "You Know The Drill"
  • Third: Gonzaga Law School: "Lawllygaggers"


  • First: Bonner General Hospital: "Follow the Bleeder"
  • Second: Payne Financial Group: "No Payne, No Gain"
  • Third: B&B Physical Therapy: "The Hot Pack"


  • First: Inland Vascular Institute: "We're So Vein"
  • Second: Southwest Airlines: "Cool Your Jets"
  • Third: Spokane Teacher's Credit Union: "CU at the Finish Line"