The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 45th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • April 30 - May 9, 2021
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Worldwide Virtual Race

Bloomsday FAQs

How do I register for Bloomsday 2021?


Registration for Bloomsday 2021 will remain open through Sunday, May 9th. You may register by clicking here.

How does virtual Bloomsday work?  

Click here to read all the details about how you participate in Bloomsday 2021 in the new virtual format, including how you report your finish time (required to receive your finisher shirt).

When will I receive my finisher shirt?

All finisher shirts will be mailed in late May. As a reminder, these are finisher shirts and are only given to those who complete Bloomsday and submit their finish time on the Bloomsday Results Portal at www.bloomsdayrun.org no later than Monday, May 10, 2021.


Where do I complete my 12k?

You may complete your 7.46 miles /12 km for Bloomsday 2021 on your favorite running or walking route -- anywhere in the world. It's up to you!

When do I complete my 12k?

You will run, jog, walk, or race your 12k between the official Bloomsday dates of Friday, April 30 and Sunday, May 9, 2021.

How do I report my finish time?

The Bloomsday Results Portal will be published on the Bloomsday website beginning Friday, April 30. From April 30 through Monday, May 10, 2021, you may report your finish time so that you are a confirmed finisher of Bloomsday 2021 and ensure that your finisher shirt will be mailed to you in late May.

 

What if I don’t report my finish time?

Those who do not report their finish time by May 10, 2021 will not be mailed a finisher shirt. To receive your official finisher shirt, be sure to report your finish time between Friday, April 30 and Monday, May 10, 2021 at www.bloomsdayrun.org.

 

How do I purchase Bloomsday souvenir gear like the 2021 collector’s medal?  

When you register for Bloomsday, you will have the opportunity to purchase souvenir gear including medals, shirts, magnets, pins, posters and the adorable stuffed animal Vulture.


When will I receive my race number and coupons in the mail?

If you register by April 17, the Franz Starter Kits will be mailed to Bloomsday participants shortly thereafter. Those kits will include your bib number and coupons, and should arrive in U.S. mailboxes between April 20-29. If you register after April 17, your Franz Starter Kit will most likely arrive after the April 30-May 9 race dates.

 

What happens if I don't receive my race number (bib) before May 10th?

Your race bib is intended to be a souvenir item to remember your Bloomsday experience.  If you registered after April 10, then your paper race number will likely arrive after May 10th.  To report your finish time on the Bloomsday results portal, you will simply enter your race number (the numeral), time, and name.  Your race number can be found in the email receipt you were sent when you registered for Bloomsday.  

If you don't have this receipt and wish to look up your bib number, you may click here to use our online search tool.  

I have registered for Bloomsday 2021, but now I’d like to buy a souvenir item. Can I do that?

Yes, the easiest way to add a souvenir item is to reply to your email receipt from when you registered earlier this year. We will reply with instructions on how to make your purchase. Alternatively, you can contact us using the online form.

 

I have registered for Bloomsday but my address recently changed.  How do I update my address so that I do not miss out on my Franz Starter Kit or my finisher shirt?

The easiest way to update your address is to reply to your email receipt from when you registered earlier this year. Just be sure to include the new address and if you registered multiple people, who the new address applies to. Alternatively, you can contact us using the online form.