Providence | Kaiser Permanente Clinics
BLOOMSDAY TRAINING CLINICS CANCELED
Spokane, Wash. — Providence Health Care and Kaiser Permanente have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Bloomsday Training Clinics set to begin Saturday, March 14. The seven-week program would have been offered every Saturday morning through April 25.
“We have been closely monitoring the changing news about COVID-19 novel coronavirus and social distancing recommendations from public health organizations,” said Peg Currie, RN, chief operating officer for Providence Health Care. “This decision was made in honor of our commitment to caring for our community’s health.”
Since 1978, the Bloomsday Training Clinic program has been offered at no cost to the public, and was designed to help people prepare for the Lilac Bloomsday run with a medically-sound, gradual conditioning and training program. Hundreds of people participate each Saturday.
“We encourage you to follow the guidelines for protecting yourself and your loved ones during this time,” said David Ward, MD, acting medical director for Kaiser Permanente. “We appreciate your understanding and look forward to connecting with you at future events.”
At this time, the 2020 Lilac Bloomsday Run on May 3 is scheduled as planned.
Free training resources, such as Stretching, Setting the Pace, and Training Schedules are available on www.bloomsdayrun.org/training.