Free Preparation Training For The Bloomsday Run

Dated: 03/13/2014

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Preparing for the Lilac Bloomsday Run
I am confident that spring is on the way which means it is time to get ready for one of Spokane’s favorite May events - Bloomsday. This year the Bloomsday event is Sunday May 4 and starts at 9 AM. Bloomsday is for folks of all ages and is open to all runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs and strollers. At the first race on May 1, 1977, over a thousand runners participated in the inaugural Bloomsday Run, which was billed "Run With the Stars" in posters announcing the event. Last year over 51,000 people registered – maybe this year could be the year for you to participate. This will be the first year my wife and I will walk the event with our twin grandchildren.  I must admit, we are not close to ready so my wife went on line and found a training clinic sponsored by Providence and Group Health.  I thought you all might like to know a little more about this free clinic. According to the web-site, each clinic will provide expert information, a warm up and a training course starting at one mile and adding an additional mile each week.  The clinic starts March 15 at 8:30 AM at the Spokane Falls Community College Gym. 
To register for the clinic, check out “Train for Bloomsday” at the Providence Washington website. http://www.bloomsdayrun.org/race-information/training-tips/training-clinic
Even if you are not going to attend Bloomsday this is a great opportunity to get out, walk and enjoy our beautiful spring weather.
We hope to see you there.
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Alex Ganea

I was born and raised in Bucharest Romania where I completed my education and played professional hockey until I moved to the United States and became an American citizen. I understand what the Americ....

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