More than 400 supporters of Edmonds School District schools participated in this morning’s Bill Hamilton Memorial 5K Street Strut, with all proceeds going to enhance classroom learning. Organizers of the new event, which benefits the Public Education Foundation for Children in Edmonds Schools, were delighted with the turnout and hope that it becomes an annual tradition for schools’ supporters.
Participants in the 3-mile run/walk included hard-core runners, families pushing strollers and even some four-legged friends — all enjoying the route that covered some of Edmonds’ most scenic city streets.
The winner of the coveted traveling trophy for schools with the highest turnout — a golden running shoe and a $250 check — was Edmonds’ Maplewood K-8 School, which had 78 participants. Second place — a check for $100 — went to Martha Lake Elementary in Lynnwood, while third place — $50 — was awarded to Lynnwood’s College Place Elementary.
Volunteers providing moral support and entertainment along the route included the Edmonds-Woodway High School Drill Team, the Meadowdale High School Step Team, the Edmonds-Woodway Cheer Squad, Mountlake Terrace High School Band, Edmonds-Woodway High School Drum Line and Josie and the Cowbells.