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Mr. Don Kardong

Founder and Race Director

Bloomsday

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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

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Background Information

Employment History

President

The Professional Road Running Organization

Senior Writer

Runner's World

Senior Writer

The Runner

Affiliations

Founder
Lilac Bloomsday Association

Advisory Board Member
National Distance Running Hall of Fame

Board of Advisors Member
The Metabolic Institute

Member
San Francisco RRCA Convention

Founder
Spokane Area Economic Development Council

President
Road Runners Club of America

Member of Second Place NCAA Cross Country Team
Stanford University

Member
Restructuring

Founder
WA-Bloomsday

Board Member
American Association of Running Clubs

Chairman of the Men's Long Distance Running Committee
TAC

Education

Stanford University

English major

Stanford

B.A.

Psychology

Stanford University

second bachelor's degree

University of Washington

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BRRC History

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In the midst of the battle, Bloomsday founder Don Kardong was encouraged to contact Jeff Darman, president of the Road Runners Club of America.

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Bloomsday founder and BRRC club member, Don Kardong co-authored the RRCA Children's Running Booklet edited an edition of the RRCA Handbook, and served as RRCA president from 1996 through 2000.


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

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Don Kardong Bloomsday Founder and


Bloomsday - Team Name Contest

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Bloomsday Race Director and Founder Don Kardong


Spokane Regional MarCom Association - Marketing and Communications in Spokane

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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.

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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.

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