Bloomsday Training Clinics
March 17-April 28. Training clinics are designed to help individuals prepare for Bloomsday with a medically-sound, gradual conditioning and training program. Anyone planning to walk, jog or run can benefit from the weekly sessions; participants gradually condition themselves to safely complete Bloomsday on May 6, or better and safely enjoy any number of activities. Each Saturday session begins with expert speakers on up-to-date training topics, followed by 15 minutes of warm-up exercises. At their own pace, runners, joggers and walkers then complete one mile the first week, adding a mile each week during the program. The training course varies from week-to-week, winding through the Spokane Community College campus, along the Spokane River and Centennial Trail. Volunteers from Providence Health Care and Kaiser Permanente attend each clinic to help provide safety for all participants, crossing guards, water stations and first aid. Register at providence.org/Bloomsday. While walk-ins are welcome during any week, it is preferred that participants sign up in advance. Training sessions are Saturday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m.