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Don Kardong

Race Director

Bloomsday

HQ Phone:  (509) 838-1579

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Bloomsday

1414 N. Belt St.

Spokane, Washington,99201

United States

Company Description

Bloomsday is a registered trademark of the Lilac Bloomsday Association...more

Background Information

Affiliations

National Distance Running Hall of Fame

Advisory Board Member


The Lilac Bloomsday Association

Founder


WA-Bloomsday

Founder


The Metabolic Institute

Board of Advisors Member


San Francisco RRCA Convention

Member


Spokane Area Economic Development Council

Founder


American Association of Running Clubs

Board Member


Road Runners Club of America

President


Stanford

Member of Second Place NCAA Cross Country Team


Restructuring

Member


TAC

Chairman of the Men's Long Distance Running Committee


Education

B.A.

Psychology

Stanford University


second bachelor's degree

University of Washington


Web References(196 Total References)


The Metabolic Institute - Understanding Your Biochemical Individuality - Board of Advisors

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Don Kardong
Bloomsday Founder and


Spokane Regional MarCom Association - Marketing and Communications in Spokane

www.spokanemarcom.com [cached]

Don Kardong -Race Director, Bloomsday
Don Kardong grew up in the Seattle area, graduated from Stanford University in 1971, received a second bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington in 1974 and moved to Spokane that year to take a job as as an elementary school teacher. In 1976, Don finished fourth in the Olympic marathon in Montreal, and the next spring he founded the Lilac Bloomsday Run (Bloomsday). In 1977 he left teaching to open a retail sporting goods store in downtown Spokane (1977-1986), and after selling the business in 1986 he pursued a career as a writer, primarily for Runner's World magazine, for the next 16 years. From 2002-2004 he served as executive director of the Children's Museum of Spokane. In August of 2004, after many years as a member of Bloomsday's Board of Directors, he took over as Race Director.


Public Relations Society of America - Spokane, WA Chapter

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On hand to provide insight and advice on successful event planning will be (from left) Don Kardong, race director, Bloomsday; Megan Freehan, marketing and sponsorship manager, Spokane Hoopfest; and Chris Martin, executive director, First Night Spokane.About Don KardongDon Kardong grew up in the Seattle area, graduated from Stanford University in 1971, received a second bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington in 1974, and moved to Spokane that year to take a job as as an elementary school teacher.In 1976, Don finished fourth in the Olympic marathon in Montreal, and the next spring he founded the Lilac Bloomsday Run (Bloomsday).In 1977 he left teaching to open a retail sporting goods store in downtown Spokane (1977-1986), and after selling the business in 1986 he pursued a career as a writer, primarily for Runner's World magazine, for the next 16 years.From 2002-2004 he served as executive director of the Children's Museum of Spokane.In August 2004, after many years as a member of Bloomsday's Board of Directors, he took over as Race Director.He is married (wife Bridgid), and has two college-age daughters.About BloomsdayThe Lilac Bloomsday Run is a rite of spring and an integral part of life in the Inland Northwest.It was born during the running boom that swept the nation in the late 1970s.Founded by Olympic marathoner Don Kardong, the first Bloomsday was held on May 1, 1977, with over 1,000 runners participating.


Bloomsday - Team Name Contest

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Bloomsday Race Director and Founder Don Kardong


Bloomsday - Presidents/Race Directors

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