The Replacements – Bloomsday 2014

Nearly 50,000 runners and walkers took to the streets for the 38th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run on May 4th, with 49 of those Bloomies participating as “The Replacements.”  “The Replacements,” sponsored annually by OSC, is a group from around the region who’ve had hip, knee, shoulder, foot, ankle, hand, wrist or elbow surgery (including replacements) from the surgeons at OSC Premier Bone and Joint Surgeons of Spokane.

This year’s Bloomsday race avoided significant rain showers by just hours. The clouds parted and the 12-mile race went off without a hitch. Kenyans swept both divisions, as Allan Kiprono returned to the victor’s stand after having won in 2012, and Mary Wacera claimed her first Bloomsday win. None of “The Replacements” made it to the medal stand, but all were happy to be there.

If you’re a former OSC patient, and would like to participate in the 2015 Lilac Bloomsday Run, please contact us at 509-466-6393 and ask for Cherrie. We’d be happy to cover your entry fee and provide you with a team T-shirt. It’s a great event and we’d love to see you there.

Debilitating joint problems can take a lot of folks out of the race.  If you currently need joint care, imagine how great it would feel to participate in next year’s Lilac Bloomsday Run. Give us a call at 509-466-6393 to schedule an appointment.

19 of 49 of this year’s Replacements:

2014 Bloomsday replacement team