Sunday, June 10, 2012

Not just a Race - Bloomsday in Spokane

                                                   Bloomsday Run  Spokane, Washington

It has already been one month since the Bloomsday Run (Spokane, Washington, May 6th), it remains an inspiring event even for a spectator with a camera. First of all, there were a staggering number of
participants, 50,000 give or take! That number alone could spell disaster for the organizers. Much to my delight, I was surprised to see how well it was all run (excuse the pun).

It was impossible not to get caught up in the excitement of the walkers and runners. Their enthusiasm was contagious and the downtown core was a-buzz for days. Endorphins permeated the air. From the extended families walking together, to the young couples pushing a stroller, it was obviously a family event. Not everyone was there for speed.



There were definitely stories that celebrated togetherness and the sharing of large and small triumphs. I could see through my lens that this was much more than a race, it was an event that celebrated LIFE.

                                           Runners shed their layers for donation to the needy

Stay - Davenport Hotel (beautiful, historical and steps to good shopping)
Retail Therapy - and a bag-full of goodies from LOFT
Drive - beautiful, long winding roads that were perfect for breathing in and singing aloud
Company - divine!
Stars - excellent, already planning a repeat for May 2013
Brews Bros. Coffee - on the list for next year

Coffee that comes highly recommended, thanks Corey!

                                                       Davenport Hotel, Spokane

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great event! I love runs that are about the spirit, more than the speed.