• Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington
  • 47th Running

Second Seeding

Second Seed procedures are described in detail below. Please read carefully!

Second Seeding is a special starting area on Riverside Avenue reserved for runners (age 13 and older) who either placed in the top five in their age group in last year's Bloomsday, or who have run one of the following events in a time faster than those listed below:

Event

Date

Distance

Men

Women

Bloomsday

2022

12K

48:00

58:00

Spokane St. Paddy's

TBD

5 Miles

31:00

37:00

Rapid Rabbit Run

TBD

5 Miles

31:00

37:00

Mercer Island 10K

TBD

10K

39:00

47:00

Hauser Lake 10K Icebreaker Run

TBD

10K

39:00

47:00

Coeur d'Alene Spring Dash

TBD

5 Miles

31:00

37:00

Qualified Second Seed Runners
If you qualify for Second Seeding, please follow these instructions:

  1. If you qualified for Second Seeding based on your 2022 Bloomsday time (not based on age group placing), your best bet is to enter online by March 19. You'll be given the option during online registration of purchasing (for $30.00) an amenities package--which includes a Second Seed singlet, gear bag, transport of gear bag from start to finish on race day, and entry to the post-race tent party. Whether you choose to purchase the amenities package or not, a brown number will be assigned to you. This number will allow you to start in the Second Seeding area. 
  2. If you qualify for Second Seeding based on your age-group placing in Bloomsday 2022, or if you meet the standard at one of the races listed above, contact Second Seed Coordinator for instructions on receiving Second Seeding. Include your date of birth and how you qualified for Second Seeding. You can do this before entering online, or by March 19 if you're already entered (You'll also have the option of purchasing the amenities package--which includes a Second Seed singlet, gear bag, transport of gear bag from start to finish on race day, and entry to the post-race tent party.) 
  3. Once you've arranged for Second Seeding as described above, pick up your official number (and amenities package, if you purchased it) at the Second Seed desk at Check-In on Friday, May 5 or Saturday, May 6. 
  4. If you qualify for Second Seeding but don't purchase an amenities package ahead of time, you can do this at Check-In for $30.00, subject to availability. In any case, you must have a brown number to start in the Second Seed area.

Warm-up Gear Drop-off and Post-Race Party
Second Seed runners who purchase the amenities package may check their warm-up gear at the start line. Your gear will then be waiting for you at the Corporate Cup Post-Race Party. Free drinks, food, and massage at the party are included in the amenities package.You must be wearing your Second Seed singlet to attend the party.

Second Seeding for Out-of-Town Runners 
Out-of-town runners who are unable to qualify for Elite Seeding or attend one of the Second Seeding qualifying races listed above, may be able to qualify for Second Seeding. Check with Second Seed Coordinator for details.  Second Seeding is limited, but race officials will do their best to accommodate out-of-town runners.

If you have questions about Second Seeding, please contact Second Seed Coordinator. Include your date of birth and how you qualified for Second Seeding (if applicable).

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