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Race Director

Phone: (509) ***-****  HQ Phone
1414 N. Belt St.
Spokane, Washington 99201
United States

Company Description: Bloomsday is a registered trademark of the Lilac Bloomsday Association

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Stanford University
  • second bachelor's degree
    University of Washington
195 Total References
Web References
Bloomsday - Poster Design Contest, 28 April 2014 [cached]
2014 poster design winner Meaghan Estock of Salnave Elementary with (first photo) Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong & Principal Maurus; and (second photo) Kardong and Estock family.
Spokane Regional MarCom Association - Marketing and Communications in Spokane, 29 Jan 2012 [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.
The Metabolic Institute - Understanding Your Biochemical Individuality - Board of Advisors, 11 Mar 2014 [cached]
Don Kardong Bloomsday Founder and
Craig Masback, 15 July 2014 [cached]
Don Kardong
Don Kardong Named 2011 ..., 10 Nov 2011 [cached]
Don Kardong Named 2011 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year
A review committee made up of race directors, athletes, media, corporate executives and club officials charged with selecting the 2011 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year has named Don Kardong, Director of the Lilac Bloomsday Run (Spokane, WA) as the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year.
Kardong was honored at a reception at the Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting in Hollywood, FL on November 10. The award is presented by Electric City Printing.
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