April 4, 2014—The history of Bloomsday is now on display at the downtown Spokane library in an exhibit of over 30 official Bloomsday posters. The display includes the 2014 poster, which provides an aerial view of racers on the roadway near the iconic Spokane Courthouse, while including a "hidden" runner, which has been a feature of Bloomsday posters since 2011. The poster display spans the entire history of the race, showcasing a variety of artwork and photography that has been used to commemorate the event.
The “hidden runner” posters have been designed by Steve Merryman of Sigma, the company that produces most of the ads and printed materials for Bloomsday. The previous three posters in the series featured the Starting Line, Doomsday Hill, and Cemetery Hill. All posters in the series show streets filled with runners, but a careful eye can also discern a runner as large as the poster, created by the pattern of runners in the street.
The Bloomsday poster exhibit will be on display throughout April and May at the Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Avenue on the 3rd floor. This exhibit is free. For more information on the exhibit, contact Eva Silverstone—(509) 444-5307, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathi Plager—(509) 444-5341, email@example.com.
Those wishing to enter this year’s Bloomsday can sign up online at www.bloomsdayrun.org, or fill out and mail in a printed entry form, which are available at numerous locations throughout the Inland Northwest. Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 15 to take advantage of the low $17.00 entry fee, while online entrants will have until April 20th. In addition, participants can sign up at The Sports Authority’s stores in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene from now until the entry deadline of April 15.
This year’s Bloomsday is scheduled for Sunday, May 4. 50,000 runners, joggers and walkers are expected to participate.
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