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Lilac Bloomsday Association’s mission statement: To promote national and international sports competition and fitness education for the civic betterment, social improvement, and physical well-being of the general public.


Jan 2, 2018

January 2, 2018–There are a little over four months until the 42nd Lilac Bloomsday Run, and to help fortify New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, early bird registration for Bloomsday is now open at Those who sign up by February 11th will have a chance to win either an Applle iPhone 8 64GB model or a Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB (winner gets his or her choice).

“We know it’s cold out and there’s snow on the ground,” said Lilac Bloomsday Association President Mark Starr. “But in four months we’ll all be enjoying spring weather and the excitement of running or walking seven-and-a-half miles along the Spokane River.”


Everyone who enters Bloomsday online through February 11th will be automatically entered in the Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy drawing. The early bird drawing has been going on for many years, but this is only the second time the winner will be able to choose between two different items.


Those signing up for Bloomsday will also have the opportunity to add a donation to the Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center, which has been selected as Bloomsday’s official charity for 2018. The Guilds’ School is a 57-year-old nonprofit that provides a high-quality early-intervention program for children, from birth to age 3, who are impacted by developmental disabilities and delays. The Spokane Guilds’ School serves children who were born prematurely, have cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, autism, chromosomal deletions, various syndromes, shaken baby syndrome and general delays.


“Bloomsday is proud to welcome the Spokane Guilds’ School as our official charity in 2018,” said Starr. “Adding a donation to your Bloomsday entry will help cover costs and copays for struggling families as well as help fund a multitude of services at the Guilds’ School.”


The 42nd Bloomsday will be Sunday, May 6, 2018. Full Bloomsday details will be released in early March, at which time printed entry forms will be available at locations throughout the Inland Northwest.


*Note: Apple and Samsung are not participants in or sponsors of this promotion. Apple and the Apple iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Samsung and Galaxy S8 are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.]


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