For Release—December 28, 2006
Contact: Don Kardong—838-1579, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spokane, WA—Early bird registration for the 31st annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is now open at www.bloomsdayrun.org, and those who sign up by February 18th will have a chance to win a trip for two to one of Seattle’s most popular races, the St. Patrick’s Day Dash on March 11, 2007.
“This is the earliest we’ve ever launched online registration,” said Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong. “We hope people will take advantage of it, and if they do they’ll have a chance to win a trip for two to one of Seattle’s largest and most entertaining running events.”
Everyone who enters Bloomsday online through February 18th will be automatically entered in the St. Patrick’s Day Dash drawing. The winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two from Spokane to Seattle, two nights (double occupancy) at the O’fficial Hotel, the Silver Cloud Inn (Stadium) right next to the finish line, two (2) pairs of Brooks Running Shoes and free entry into the run.
Officially known as Henry Weinhard’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash, the event is described as “a nearly 3-1/2 mile jaunt fromSeattle Center to Safeco Field to celebrate the arrival of spring and the Irish in us all.” Entrants are encouraged to “run, walk, jog or crawl” the distance. This is the 23rd annual Dash, which draws over 12,000 entrants each year. Prizes are awarded for “Best Wearin’ o’ the Green” and “Most Outrageous Costume.”
Bloomsday ’07 will be Sunday, May 6, 2007. Full details of the 31st annual event will be released in early March, at which time printed entry forms will be available at locations throughout the Inland Northwest.
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