Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bloomsday Run 2013 - 12K Today in Spokane, Washington!

I HATE waking up early on weekends, but this is something the kids and I do every year.  Today is the 37th annual Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington!  Bloomsday is a 12K Race (7.46 miles) that winds through the streets and neighborhoods of Spokane, Washington and is ALWAYS the first Sunday in May!

Bloomsday draws a crowd of over 50,000 people! There are several water stations and honey buckets along the route. As well as numerous entertainment acts for your enjoyment, the Schwan's ice cream truck where you can buy ice cream treats, people selling otter pops out of coolers, and spectators to cheer you on! Believe it or not, Bloomsday really IS a lot of FUN!

My twelve year old son will be running this year with one of his friends.  They have set their finish time goal for 1 hour.  My son's main goal is to beat his time last year of 1 hour 9 minutes.  My nine year old daughter and I will be walking, and have set a goal of finishing in 2 hours or less.  

How will you spend your Sunday?

1 comment:

CheekyMommaof2 said...

Was a perfect day for a 12K! My 12 year old son finished Bloomsday in 1:06:51 and my 9 year old daughter and I finished in 2:06:17! All of us beating our times from last year!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!