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  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington
  • 48th Running


Friday, March 31, 2017

Best Team Name Finalists Announced


Spokane, WA‚ÄĒWith a little over a month before the 41st Bloomsday, a panel of Bloomsday sponsors and organizers met last week to deliberate and develop a list of which Bloomsday Corporate Cup teams registered with the best team names.


For 2017, the panel chose from a pool of nearly 350 teams, and 33 finalists (list below) were selected for their creativity and witty word play. From puns that reflect a company‚Äôs business to references to popular culture, the list extends from Anesthesia Associates‚Äô ‚ÄúGas Passers We Fartlek When We Run‚ÄĚ to Wolff Hislop & Crockett‚Äôs ‚ÄúMotion to Shorten Time.‚ÄĚ


‚ÄúWe always have a lively discussion among our judges about which team names really resonate,‚ÄĚ said Corporate Cup Director Carol Hunter. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs never easy whittling down the list to a few finalists that we think stand out from the rest.‚ÄĚ


The battle each year for the top team name is almost as competitive as the actual Corporate Cup itself, and the prizes are just as coveted. The first, second, and third place winners will be announced after Bloomsday in the Souvenir Results Booklet distributed by The Inlander, and the first place team will receive a plaque and will be honored guests at the annual awards luncheon. Last year‚Äôs winner was Dingus, Zarecor & Associates‚Äô ‚ÄúAudit La Vista, Baby,‚ÄĚ which topped Premera Blue Cross‚Äôs ‚ÄúBlue By You‚ÄĚ (second place) and Winston & Cashatt‚Äôs ‚ÄúLaw and Odor‚ÄĚ (third place).


This year’s panel of judges included Bloomsday Race Director and Founder Don Kardong, Lilac Bloomsday Association President Mark Starr, Bloomsday Board Member Jon Neill, Kelly Risse of Physical Therapy Associates, Inlander Publisher Ted McGregor, Bailee Neyland of Hoopfest, Alyssa Gibbar of Washington Trust, KXLY meteorologist Kris Crocker, Quinanna Robins of Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, and Spokane Mayor David Condon.


Although registration is now closed for the Corporate Cup, runners still have time to register for Bloomsday. Mailed entries for the low $18 entry fee must be postmarked by midnight, April 18th, while online entrants have until Sunday, April 23rd to do so. Late entries for the $35.00 fee will be accepted online from April 24th through the 30th, and at the Bloomsday Trade Show the weekend of May 5-6. No entries will be accepted on Sunday, May 7th.


Business    -   Team Name

Anesthesia Associates   -   Gas Passers We Fartlek When We Run

Avista   -   Dam Slow

BDO USA   -   We’d Depreciate an Uber

Center for Pediatric Therapy   -   New Kids on the Walk

City of Spokane   -   Municipal Milers

Coffman Engineers, Inc.   -   Coffman Up a Lung

Dermatology Specialists of Spokane   -   Running Our Rashes Off

Dr. Psomas and Warnica   -   May the Floss Be With You

First Choice Health   -   No Scrubs

Franz   -   Gluten for Punishment

Gonzaga University   -   Too Short for Basketball

Gonzaga University   -   Gait Expectations

Idaho Forest Group   -   Sliver Pickers

Jubilant Hollister Stier   -   You Can’t B. Cereus

L&S Engineering   -   Snot Rocket Science

Mischke Drywall   -   3 Sheets to the Win

Nelson Irrigation Corporation   -   Smooth Irrigaitors

Newport Hospital and Health Services   -   I B Pro Fun

Ponderay Newsprint Company   -   Newsprinters

Potlatch Corporation   -   Loggin’ and Joggin’

Providence Health Care   -   Gauze and Effect

Providence Health Care, Marketing/Communications   -   De-Fib-You-Later

RNR RV Center   -   I’m Old But I’m Still Ahead of You

RNR RV Center   -   I Was Told There’d Be Cake

Spokane Police Department   -   Foot Pursuit

Spokane Symphony   -   Taking Strings in Stride

U-District PT   -   Rapid Thigh Movement

Umpqua Bank   -   Blood, Sweat & Beers

Umpqua Bank   -   We Thought They Said Rum

Vaagen Brothers Lumber   -   Knott So Fast

Washington Trust Bank   -   We Thought It Was a Relay

Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC   -   What the Hill

Wolff Hislop & Crockett, PLLC   -   Motion to Shorten Time


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