For those new to the Spokane area, Bloomsday may be an unfamiliar name holding little meaning. As the race draws closer, local interest in the Lilac Bloomsday Run is obvious. In the race’s quarter century history, thousands of people have been drawn to Spokane each year. Local news stations spent most of April reminiscing about Bloomsday’s most memorable moments and broadcasting race preparation tips.
Eastern’s campus as well has been buzzing about the annual run for well over a month now, but there is far more to Eastern’s involvement than the flyers and pamphlets spread throughout campus, or pre-race spaghetti feeds in some of the resident’s halls.