The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 42nd running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington

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

2017

12K

48:00

58:00

Richland St. Patrick's Day

3/10/18

10K

39:00

47:00

Spokane St. Paddy's

3/12/17

5 Miles

31:00

37:00

Rapid Rabbit Run

3/18/18

5 Miles

31:00

37:00

Mercer Island 10K

3/18/18

10K

39:00

47:00

Hauser Lake 10K Ice Breaker

4/8/18

10K

39:00

47:00

Wenatchee 10K

4/21/18

10K

39:00

47:00

Coeur d'Alene Spring Dash

4/22/18

5 Miles

31:00

37:00

First Pink Ribbon Run

4/23/17

5K

18:40

22:30

Dad's Day Dash
(2018 qualifier)

6/18/17

5k

18:40

22:30

Heart & Stroke Run
(2018 qualifier)

9/23/17

5K

18:40

22:30

Valleyfest 5K
(2018 qualifier)
9/24/17 5K 18:40 22:30
Valleyfest 10K
(2018 qualifier)

9/24/17

10K

39:00

47:00

Spokane Marathon 10K
(2018 qualifier)

10/8/17

10K

39:00

47:00

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

  1. If you qualified for Second Seeding based on your 2017 Bloomsday time (not based on age group placing), your best bet is to enter online by the posted deadline. 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're entering through the mail, or if you qualify for Second Seeding based on your age-group placing in Bloomsday 2017, 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 April 20 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.) Please note: if you haven't contacted the Second Seed Coordinator by April 20, you won't be able to receive Second Seeding. You'll need to start in whatever color group you're assigned to.
  3. Once you've arranged for Second Seeding in one of the ways listed above, pick up your official number (and amenities package, if you purchased it) at the Second Seed desk at Check-In on Friday, May 4 or Saturday, May 5.
  4. If you qualify at a race listed above that occurs after April 20, pick up your number at Check-In and take it to the Second Seed desk at Check-In to request a number change to Second Seeding (brown number). This is only for those who qualify after April 20.
  5. 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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