SPOKANE-- The seven-and-a-half mile race is a lot to take on, even for those who have done it before. Many runners went down as they took on Bloomsday Run, No. 36.
Medics said the health tents were more active this year than others. The tent is stocked with supplies, medicine, liquids and cots to treat all the fallen races battling Doomsday Hill and the rest of the course.
Gonzaga University nursing students volunteered in the medical tents. They spent most of the day treating abrasions, scrapes, and sprains and checking blood sugar along with ER nurses from Holy Family and Sacred Heart. While we won’t show it, the KREM 2 cameras caught several people vomiting along the race route and in the medical tent.
Some runners had to be transported to the tent via wheelchairs and gurneys. Others just needed a little boost.
“I have been having hip pain all week long, and today it just didn’t agree with the speed,” racer Monica Eschenbacher said.
Medics said they were happy to support the runners, so they can get back in the race.