Bloomsday expects 50,000 individuals to race this Sunday, and this year organizers are capturing the spirit of racers with new “character trading cards”.
The trading cards feature eight individuals unique to the Bloomsday course. You can collect Fast Start Bart, Doomsday Hill Billy, H2 Otis, Pain Jane, Shoe Lacy, Spaghetti Betty, and Timin' Simon. Leading the group is The Don, “Godfather of Bloomsday”, based on race creator and director Don Kardong.
Each character not only represents people, but aspects of the race that we all know and love. With Spaghetti Feeds happening all over town the night before race day, Spaghetti Betty is our “carbo-loader extraordinaire”. Doomsday Hill Billy is “always inclined to run” as he tackles the landmark Doomsday Hill. Who hasn't seen an “obsessive clock-watcher” like Timin' Simon, always trying to beat last year's race time.