The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 42nd running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
The Yellow starting area will only be available to runners who have run 1:12 or faster in any Bloomsday since 2014 to the present. If you have a qualifying time and list an estimated finish time of 1:12 or faster when you enter, yellow seeding should be automatically assigned to you.
If you do not have a Bloomsday time (2014-2017) that is under 1:12, you may still qualify for the Yellow start by providing proof of your recent participation (within the past two years) in a race 5 miles or longer, with a finishing time averaging 9:40 pace or better. After entering Bloomsday online, mail verification separately (copy of results) to: Bloomsday Seeding Committee, 1414 N. Belt St., Spokane, WA 99201. Include name, address and date of birth. This information must be received at the Bloomsday office by April 20. If preferred, it may be faxed to (509) 838-2922.
If you enter through the mail by the April 17 deadline, you can include verification (copy of results) when you mail your entry.
You may also be able to receive Yellow seeding by bringing verification of recent qualifying performances to the Solutions desk at Bloomsday Check-In on race weekend. This does take some extra time, so we encourage you to apply before the April 17 deadline as described above.