The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 43rd running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington

Team Name Contest

The 2019 Bloomsday Corporate Cup is sponsored
by Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists:

Corporate Cup 2019Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists


Remember this when entering Bloomsday's Corporate Cup:

It's Good to be Clever!

2018 Best Team Names

Place: Business    -   Team Name

First: Kaiser Aluminum   -   Aluminumb to the Pain

Second: Spokane Symphony   -   Running Against the Winds

Third: Drywall Specialties Inc.   -   Smooth Finishers

The Judicial Panel in 2018

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 Publisher
Callie Bendickson, Itron
Matt Santangelo, Hoopfest Executive Director
Kris Crocker, KXLY Meteorologist
Spokane Mayor David Condon

2018 Best Team Name Finalists

(in alphabetical order by company name) 

Business    -   Team Name

Anesthesia Associates   -   I’m a Gasser

BDO USA   -   Let’s Get Fiscal

Career Path Services   -   Resting Run Face

Center for Pediatric Therapy   -   Just Born to Run

CHAS Health   -   I-B-Pro-Fun

City of Spokane   -   Municipal Milers

Drywall Specialties, Inc.   -   Smooth Finishers

Franz Bakery   -   Flour Power

Gonzaga University   -   Easier Said Than Run

Idaho Forest Group   -   Dreadmill Trainers

INB   -   Dye Pack

Inland Empire Paper Co   -   Run of the Mill

J-U-B Engineers, Inc.   -   Pothole Avengers

Kaiser Aluminum   -   Aluminumb to the Pain

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists   -   Bone to Run

PotlatchDeltic   -   Eat My Sawdust

Purcell Systems   -   Worst Pace Scenario

Spokane Symphony   -   Running Against the Winds

SRM Development LLC   -   Measure Twice, Run Once

U-District PT   -   Rapid Thigh Movement

Umpqua Bank   -   Chafing the Dream

US Bank   -   Easier Said Than Run

Valley Gastroenterology   -   All Gassed Up and Ready to Blow

Western States Asphalt   -   Paving the Way

Western States Equipment Company   -   Cat Me If You Can

Wood PLC   -   Wood –The Competition’s Stiff

TOP TEAM NAMES (2004-2018)


  • First: Kaiser Aluminum: "Aluminumb to the Pain"
  • Second: Spokane Symphony: "Running Against the Winds"
  • Third: Drywall Specialties Inc.: "Smooth Finishers'"


  • First: BDO USA: "We'd Depreciate an Uber"
  • Second: Franz: "Gluten for Punishment"
  • Third: Potlatch Corporation: "Loggin' and Joggin'"


  • 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"