The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 45th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
For Immediate Release—September 25, 2020
BLOOMSDAY REVEALS OFFICIAL 2020 T-SHIRT
44th Finisher Shirt Designed by Spokane High School Student
Spokane, WA—Through social media channels and the race website this afternoon, Bloomsday revealed the finisher shirt color and design for Bloomsday 2020. And like every past Bloomsday before it, volunteers and finishers will be the first to handle the coveted cotton t-shirt.
This is the 44th consecutive year that a t-shirt has been awarded to Bloomsday finishers. The 2020 edition of Bloomsday has been held virtually.
“The Bloomsday finisher shirt is one of the proudest traditions of the race,” said Bloomsday Race Director Jon Neill. “It is also one of the most secretive. Bloomsday volunteers who mail the shirts, and the race finishers who receive them, will be the first to see the actual finisher shirt. For us at Bloomsday, that tradition is very important.”
Finisher shirts will be mailed in early October. The Washington Trust Bank logo will again adorn the sleeve of the shirt as a major sponsor of Bloomsday.
This year’s shirt color is a heather blue. The t-shirt design was created by Bailey VanderWilde, who at the time of the submission was a senior at Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane. Born and raised in Spokane, Bailey ran for the LC Tiger cross country and track teams during her high school years. She previously designed a souvenir shirt for Bloomsday. Bailey now attends St. Olaf College.
“I’ve grown up running and watching Bloomsday,” said Bailey VanderWilde, who completed her Virtual Bloomsday race last Sunday in Minnesota. “It’s an honor to be the artist of an official finisher shirt and be a part of the tradition and the history.”
This is the final weekend of Virtual Bloomsday. Runners and walkers can still sign up on the Bloomsday website. Participants have until Sunday, September 27 to complete their 7.46 mile course and submit their time on the Bloomsday Results portal. Runners and walkers must submit their time by 11:59PM on Sunday, September 27 to receive their finisher shirt.
Registration remains open for Virtual Bloomsday through Sunday, September 27.
More details, including registration, may be found at www.bloomsdayrun.org
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