for the 40th Bloomsday is Open!
Early Entrants May Win an iPad mini 4
January 4, 2016—There are four months until the 40th
annual Lilac Bloomsday Run, and to help fortify New
Year’s resolutions to get in shape, early bird
registration for Bloomsday is now open at www.bloomsdayrun.org.
Those who sign up by February 7th will have a chance to
win one of three Apple iPad mini 4 tablets courtesy of
Strong Solutions—an Apple Authorized Reseller and
Service Provider at 1718 E Sprague Ave.
“Someone once said that life begins at 40,” says
Lilac Bloomsday Association President Steven Jones.
“At Bloomsday we’re getting ready to celebrate this
milestone in a big way. We’ll have 40 bands along the
course to provide inspiration and some nifty giveaways
for 40 finishers. Being 40 also gives us pause to look
back when this all started in 1977 and marvel at what it
has become. We are particularly proud of the 92 people,
our Perennials, who have completed each of the prior
Everyone who enters Bloomsday online through February
7th will be automatically entered in the iPad mini
drawing. The iPad mini has the Touch ID fingerprint
sensor, a 7.9-inch Retina display, a powerful A7 chip
with 64-bit architecture, an iSight camera, a FaceTime
HD camera, fast wireless, iOS 9, iCloud, and up to 10
hours of battery life. It also comes with great apps for
productivity and creativity. The iPad minis are being
offered by Strong Solutions—an Apple Authorized
Reseller and Service Provider. Strong Solutions
specializes in sales, service and repair of Apple
products, also offering classes, in-home and on-site
service, consulting and solutions.
Those signing up for Bloomsday will also have the
opportunity to add a donation to the Salvation Army of
Spokane, which has been selected as Bloomsday’s
official charity for 2016. The Salvation Army of
Spokane, which is marking its 125th year in our region,
serves more than 40,000 individuals each year by helping
homeless and other families in crisis, providing food
for the hungry and offering educational and social
service programs to the most vulnerable people in our
“Bloomsday welcomes the Salvation Army of
Spokane as our official charity in 2016,” says Jones.
“Adding a donation to your Bloomsday entry will help
the Salvation Army continue its work with individuals
and families to promote stability, help families rebuild
their lives and live independently, and to foster the
self-respect and dignity of all people served.”
The 40th Bloomsday will be Sunday, May 1, 2016. Full
Bloomsday details will be released in early March, at
which time printed entry forms will be available at
locations throughout the Inland Northwest.