Spokane, WA—Corporate Cup runners may not get a chance to strut their stuff for another four weeks, but a few teams have already made a name for themselves in Bloomsday’s third annual “Best Team Name” competition. This year’s list of finalists (see below) ranges from Career Path Services’ “Will Run for Work” to the National Weather Service’s “No Pain, No Rain” to Washington Trust Bank’s “Move Your Assets.” The top three names will be announced in the Bloomsday Souvenir Results Booklet distributed by The Inlander on Tuesday after the run.
“I think teams are starting to take this contest almost as seriously as race day competition,” said Corporate Cup Chair Carol Hunter. “Clearly a lot of thought went into team name selection this year, and our judges had fun reviewing the list.”
Finalists were selected by a panel that included Bloomsday representatives and sponsors, as well as Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession. Last year the panel selected Bonner General Hospital’s “Follow the Bleeder” as their favorite.
For runners not part of the Corporate Cup Competition, Bloomsday registration is still open for mailed entries until Tuesday, April 18. Online registration is available for the $14.00 fee until Sunday, April 23rd. After that, the registration fee increases to $30.00, either online (April 24 & 25) or at the Ag Trade Center on Bloomsday weekend.
2006 Best Team Name Finalists
Team Name --- Business
Will Run for Work---Career Path Services
You Know the Drill---Dr. James Hoppe DDS
Empire Strikes Back---Empire Health Services
Sew Fast---K-L Mfg. Co., Inc.
Lawllygaggers---Gonzaga Law School
Running Our Assets Off---LeMaster & Daniels CPAs
The Tax Dodgers---McDirmid Mikkelsen & Secrest, P.S.
No Pain, No Rain---National Weather Service
Bone To Be Wild---Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists
High Riskers Too---Providence Physician Services
Endorphin Warriors---Riverview Retirement Community
Snyder’s – Buns on the Run!---Snyder’s Bakery
Tom Retina & the Detachments---Spokane Eye Surgery Center
(Non) Smokin’ the Competition---Spokane Regional Health District
We’ll CU and Race You 12K---STCU
Small Left-Wing Conspiracy---The Pacific Northwest Inlander
Walker’s Runners---Walkers Furniture
Move Your Assets---Washington Trust Bank
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