The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
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WHAT: Marmot March is a 1-mile non-competitive walk/jog/run for children in third grade or younger. An adult must accompany the child around the course. Strollers welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2017 (the day before Bloomsday) at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Riverfront Park downtown. Exact route TBA.
HOW: Parents must register children ahead of time (limited to the first 300 children who sign up) by filling out an entry form (to be posted here February 1). Entry fee is $10.00/child (no charge for adult companions), and includes a T-shirt and paint set (for coloring the shirt).
HIGHLIGHTS: This will be our twelfth year, and includes some changes implemented in 2015:
And these Marmot March features will be the same as in past years:
MASCOTS!: Sports teams that would like to send a mascot to participate in the fun should contact the Bloomsday office, (509) 838-1579, ext. 10.
GOALS: In offering the Marmot March, the Lilac Bloomsday Association has the following goals:
Soles4Youth: Bring your gently used running shoes, clothes and accessories to the Bloomsday Trade Show and donate them at the Marmot March booth. Soles4Youth is a local program that provides donated items to grade school kids participating in Cross Country and Fit for Bloomsday. We are in need of all things running to fit kids K through 6th grade for boys and girls. You know the feeling you get inside when you give...Your kids will too! When they come to pick up their Marmot March packet have them drop a donation in our Soles4Youth bin!
SPONSORS: Marmot March is sponsored by Franz Bakery.
Photos by Jessica Sheets and Michelle Neill