Your Essential Guide to Bloomsday Race Details

Race Overview

Date:

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Distance:

12 km (7.46 miles)

Start Times:

You Should arrive 30 minutes prior to the time listed to ensure entrance to your starting area.

  1. Elite Wheelchair: 8:30am
  2. Elite Women: 8:45am
  3. Elite Men, CC, and Brown: 9am
  4. Yellow & Green: 9:05-9:20am
  5. Orange & Blue: 9:25-10:10am
  6. Lilac: 10:15am-10:25am
  7. Red: 10:30am *should be in place by 10:15am

Start Location:

W. Riverside Ave between Post and Lincoln

Bloomsday Race Spokane App

Bloomsday App

The Bloomsday Run App provides a user-friendly platform for participants to access event information, track their progress, and engage with the Bloomsday community, enhancing the overall experience of race day.

Check-in/Packet Pickup

Pickup Location:

Race participants need to collect their race numbers and runner instructions at the Spokane Convention Center’s Exhibition Hall, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA.

Participants need to be aware of their race numbers, which can be found on their email receipts or through the provided lookup form. Individuals picking up race numbers for others must know the respective race number and entrant’s name (or birth date for online lookup). When collecting on behalf of others, it is mandatory to provide one’s name and phone number.

Pickup Times:

Bib pick up times are scheduled for:

  • Friday May 3rd from 11:30am – 6pm
  • Saturday May 4th from 9am – 4pm
  • Sunday May 5th 7:30am – 9am (only for out-of-town packet pick up)

Importantly, there will be no on-site registration for the in-person race on Sunday, May 5. Online registration for the in-person race closes at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, while in-person registration at the Spokane Convention Center concludes at 4:00 p.m.

Start Process

Delayed Start Times:

With chip timing, your Bloomsday time is calculated from start to finish, so there’s no need to rush!

Bloomsday’s Wave Starting Procedure takes place on Riverside Avenue between Lincoln & Post Streets (approximately 801 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201). To utilize chip timing, all Bloomsday color groups will assemble on Riverside. Access Riverside from the north or south, entering from the back of your assigned group. Participants with Bloomsday bib numbers are the only ones permitted into the starting area. Arrive 30 minutes before your color group’s estimated start time, ensuring entrance.

Wave Starting Procedure:

Starting times will vary based on group clearing. As each group moves toward the start line, participants will form waves, with smaller divisions for orange, blue, and lilac groups. The final group (red) is expected to start approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes after the initial wave.

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Bloomsday 2024 Color Group Map
Bloomsday Elevation Map

Weekend Schedule:

 

Friday May 3, 2024 – Spokane Convention Center
Check-In 11:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Late Registration 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Trade Show 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Saturday May 4, 2024 – Spokane Convention Center

Check-In 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Late Registration 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Trade Show 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Sunday, May 5 – Bloomsday!
Worship Service TBD 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. – The Floating Stage
Out-Of-Town Check-In Only 6:30-9:00 a.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Race Start 9:00 a.m.
Champions Awards Ceremony 9:45 a.m. Monroe Street Bridge – media only
Streets Open 1:30 p.m. Course open to traffic
Post-Race Party Until 2:00 p.m. Riverfront Park

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Finisher T-Shirt

Celebrate your Bloomsday 2024 accomplishment with the coveted finisher T-shirt awarded to official finishers immediately after the run. Crafted from a comfortable polyester/cotton blend (50% polyester, 50% cotton). Both sides of the street will feature a range of sizes, please move efficiently through the area, and ensure you have your T-shirt tag (attached to your runner bib number) ready for collection.

Please note that each finisher must personally pick up their own T-shirt, so be sure to have your tag ready. One T-shirt per person will be distributed, marking a well-deserved memento for your Bloomsday triumph.

Awards Ceremony

The announcement of Bloomsday champions, including elite and wheelchair categories, will take place on the Monroe Street Bridge following elite race completion. Prize money winners, excluding champions, will be published online on Sunday evening, while age division winners will be listed in the official Bloomsday results section of the website. Award medals for age division winners will be mailed out in the month of August.

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