The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 42nd running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington

Team Name Contest

The 2018 Bloomsday Corporate Cup is sponsored
by Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists:



Remember this when entering Bloomsday's Corporate Cup:

It's Good to be Clever!

2017 Best Team Names

Place: Business    -   Team Name

First: BDO USA   -   We'd Depreciate an Uber

Second: Franz   -   Gluten for Punishment

Third: Potlatch Corporation   -   Loggin' and Joggin'

The Judicial Panel for 2017

Bloomsday Race Director and Founder Don Kardong
Mark Starr, Lilac Bloomsday Association President
Jon Neill, Bloomsday Board Member

Quinanna Robins, Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists
Kelly Risse, Physical Therapy Associates
Ted McGregor, The Inlander
Bailee Neyland, Hoopfest
Alyssa Gibbar, Washington Trust Bank
Kris Crocker, KXLY Meteorologist
Spokane Mayor David Condon

2017 Best Team Name Finalists

(in alphabetical order by company name) 

Business    -   Team Name

Anesthesia Associates   -   Gas Passers We Fartlek When We Run

Avista   -   Dam Slow

BDO USA   -   We’d Depreciate an Uber

Center for Pediatric Therapy   -   New Kids on the Walk

City of Spokane   -   Municipal Milers

Coffman Engineers, Inc.   -   Coffman Up a Lung

Dermatology Specialists of Spokane   -   Running Our Rashes Off

Dr. Psomas and Warnica   -   May the Floss Be With You

First Choice Health   -   No Scrubs

Franz   -   Gluten for Punishment

Gonzaga University   -   Too Short for Baskerball

Gonzaga University   -   Gait Expectations

Idaho Forest Group   -   Sliver Pickers

Jubilant Hollister Stier   -   You Can’t B. Cereus

L&S Engineering   -   Snot Rocket Science

Mischke Drywall   -   3 Sheets to the Win

Nelson Irrigation Corporation   -   Smooth Irrigaitors

Newport Hospital and Health Services   -   I B Pro Fun

Ponderay Newsprint Company   -   Newsprinters

Potlatch Corporation   -   Loggin’ and Joggin’

Providence Health Care   -   Gauze and Effect

Providence Health Care, Marketing/Communications   -   De-Fib-You-Later

RNR RV Center   -   I’m Old But I’m Still Ahead of You

RNR RV Center   -   I Was Told There’d Be Cake

Spokane Police Department   -   Foot Pursuit

Spokane Symphony   -   Taking Strings in Stride

U-District PT   -   Rapid Thigh Movement

Umpqua Bank   -   Blood, Sweat & Beers

Umpqua Bank   -   We Thought They Said Rum

Vaagen Brothers Lumber   -   Knott So Fast

Washington Trust Bank   -   We Thought It Was a Relay

Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC   -   What the Hill

Wolff Hislop & Crockett, PLLC   -   Motion to Shorten Time

TOP TEAM NAMES (2004-2016)


  • First: Dingus, Zarecor & Associates, PLLC: "Audit La Vista, Baby"
  • Second: Premera Blue Cross: "Blue by You"
  • Third: Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers: "Law and Odor"


  • First: Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC: "Our Briefs Are Tight"
  • Second: Inland Northwest Blood Center: "B Positive"
  • Third: Franz: "Thunder Buns"


  • First: GU English Department: "Pair O'Thighs Lost"
  • Second: Spokane Public Schools: "No Teacher Left Behind"
  • Third: James Hoppe DDS: "Don't Follow Us We're Flossed"


  • First: Hair, Etc.: "Cut to the Chase"
  • Second: Newport Sullivan Lake Ranger District: "A Forest to be Reckoned With"
  • Third: The Law Firm of Eymann Allison Hunter Jones: "The Sequestrians"


  • First: Spokane Valley Fire Dept.: "Feeling the Burn"
  • Second: Newport Hospital and Health Services: "ICU at the Finish Line"
  • Third: Inland Imaging Associates, P.S.: "X-Raycers" 


  • First: Gonzaga Univ. English Dept.: "The Traipse of Wrath"
  • Second: Miller Paint: "Our Colors Run"
  • Third: Spokane Symphony: "Here Comes Treble" 


  • First: B & B Physical Therapy : "Plantar Fascists"
  • Second: Spokane County : "Worst Pace Scenario"
  • Third: Vaagen Bros. Lumber, Inc. : "Lumbering Along"


  • First: P.O.V. Ranger District: "Run Forest Run"
  • Second: Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC: "May It Please The Course"
  • Third: Inland Power & Light Co.: "Running With The Current"


  • First: ALSC Architects: "Running Our Buttresses Off"
  • Second: Craven's Coffee: "No Bean Left Behind"
  • Third: Inland Cardiology Associates: "Cath Us If You Can"


  • First: Columbia Paint: "Shakin' Our Cans"
  • Second: Michael R. Bell & Co.: "Decreasing Our Bottom Line"
  • Third: Gonzaga University English Department: "Supersonnets"


  • First: STCU: "We'll CU and Race You 12K"
  • Second: James Hoppe, DDS: "You Know The Drill"
  • Third: Gonzaga Law School: "Lawllygaggers"


  • First: Bonner General Hospital: "Follow the Bleeder"
  • Second: Payne Financial Group: "No Payne, No Gain"
  • Third: B&B Physical Therapy: "The Hot Pack"


  • First: Inland Vascular Institute: "We're So Vein"
  • Second: Southwest Airlines: "Cool Your Jets"
  • Third: Spokane Teacher's Credit Union: "CU at the Finish Line"