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Memorable monikers a must; Corporate Cup team name finalists announced

Apr 3, 2009

Spokane, WAWith the weather warming up for spring, Bloomsday Corporate Cup teams are also warming up for their competition. And although Bloomsday is still a month away, a few teams have already emerged as front runners, at least in one Corporate Cup category. A group of the race’s sponsors and organizers have conferred and announced this year’s finalists for the Corporate Cup “Best Team Name” contest.


Of the nearly 300 teams entered in the Corporate Cup Competition, the finalists (see below) only number 21. The team names range from James C Hoppe, DDS’s “Brushing off the Competition” to Avista’s “Dam Slow.” The first, second, and third place names will be announced after Bloomsday in the Souvenir Results Booklet distributed by The Inlander.


“Every year the teams put a lot of thought and time into their names, and this year is no different,” remarked Corporate Cup Director Carol Hunter. “It’s too bad we can’t select more than one winner because there are so many great names to go along with great competition.”


“Running Our Buttresses Off” of ALSC Architects won last year’s team name contest, beating out “No Bean Left Behind” of Craven’s Coffee and “Cath Us If You Can” of Inland Cardiology Associates, who placed second and third, respectively.


Although registration is now closed for the Corporate Cup competition, runners still have time to register for Bloomsday. Mailed entry forms for the $15 entry fee must be postmarked by midnight, April 14th, while online entrants have until Sunday, April 19th to do so. Late entries for the $30.00 fee will be accepted online from April 20th through the 26th, and at the Bloomsday Trade Show the weekend of May 1st & 2nd.


2009 Best Team Name Finalists
(in alphabetical order by company name)


Team Name                                                 Business

A Spire to Finish                                            ALSC Architects
Dam Slow                                                     Avista
Bleeder of the Pack                                        Bonner General Hospital Laboratory
On the Merge of a Sher Win                          Columbia Paint & Coatings
Running Calculations                                      DCI Engineers
Brake’n for Bloomsday                                  Goodrich Corporation
Beating You to the Finish                                Heart Clinics Northwest
Running with the Current                                Inland Power and Light Co.
Brushing Off the Competition                          James C. Hoppe, DDS
Firming Up Our Assets                                    LeMaster Daniels
Run with LD—It’s Intaxicating                         LeMaster Daniels
Accruing Nice Assets                                      Michael R. Bell & Co., PLLC
Bone to be Wild                                          Northwest Orthopaedic Specialties, PS
Bone to Run                                                Northwest Orthopaedic Specialties, PS
Run Forest Run                                                  P.O.V. Ranger District
Partners in Payne                                               Payne Financial
Premera Bluemies Cross the Finish                      Premera Blue Cross
PAML Med Techs—We Run Tests Not Races   Providence Associates Med Labs
Orange You Glad We’re On A Roll                   Spokane Club
Live Free or Diocese                                         The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane
May It Please the Course                                   Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC


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