SPOKANE -- More than 50,000 people will swarm the Bloomsday course Sunday. But before that, they converged at Spokane's Convention Center to pick up their race day numbers.
Many of the younger participants also showed up to register and sample the booths. Even though the race is always at the front, the challenge and the fun of taking part in Bloomsday is the draw for most people. And that is even more so for the kids.
Six year old Gentry Dorame says he is ready. Gentry has done Bloomsday every year of his life. First, in a stroller. Now, on his own two feet. But he will have to push to keep up with his father. His target is beating an old target: 1 hour.
That means he will be miles ahead of the Florins. All 12 of them. The youngest is one and a half year old Donovan. He arrived in his trademark wagon. Donovan refused to comment on if he could beat his time last year which was two and a half hours.
Young and old meet for the 34th annual Bloomsday Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.