The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 44th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
Thousands of Bloomies take the bus to and from the start every year. Spokane Transit provides special Bloomsday shuttle service from five locations on Sunday morning.
Buses Board from 6:20 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. We recommend being at the shuttle stop about two hours before the estimated start time for the color group you're in.
*Spokane Valley Mall
*Ferris High School
*West Plains Transit Center (New this year!)
Drop off on 1st Avenue between Post and Stevens.
Return Trip begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m., loading on 1st Avenue between Post and Stevens.
Cost: $2.00 (no charge for children age 5 and younger; no more than 3 kids per adult).
Regular Sunday bus service (and zones) will resume at approximately 4:00 p.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m.
Those riding the bus should check out Bloomsday's backpack restrictions to avoid bringing items on the bus that won't be allowed in the starting area. (Note: These are Bloomsday's policies, not STA's).
STA will have a booth at Bloomsday Check-In on September 18 and 19 to pre-sell bus passes and provide any additional information. You can also purchase passes during online registration (STA passes purchased during online registration will be noted with an "STA" on the name sticker on your Bloomsday race number. This will allow you to board the bus on race morning. If you order a pass online, you don't need to pick up your pass at Bloomsday Check-In.You can also reboard the shuttle for the return trip, even though your name sticker will have been turned in at T-shirt distribution).
You can still use the shuttle service without a pass. The fare is $2.00 each way, and exact change is required.
STA monthly passes may also be used to pay for shuttle transportation.
For a more detailed description of this service provided by STA, click here. Check back often for updates about STA service during Bloomsday and how it affects other service during the race.