Another Bloomsday has come and gone. We are yet again reminded of how special an event this 12km race is to the community of Spokane. For ParaSport Spokane, our athletes and staff, we see it as a great opportunity to build awareness, educate, and establish a greater connection with the community at large.
In 2017, the Saturday morning Prolog (typically used as a time trial to determine the elite wheelchair start grid) included a large number of Junior Bloomies (athletes who aspire to one day race the challenging Bloomsday course) and a short fun run for the Future Bloomies (new, young and excited athletes!). We continued this tradition in 2018 and has some inspired racing from athletes of all ages.
2018 had some great results on the full course! We were super excited to have Paralympic Superstars Tatyana McFadden and Chelsea McClammer present the ribbons to our Junior & Future Bloomies. What a great way to ignite the dreams of the young racers!