Edmonds-area schools getting ready to defend Street Strut title

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    Take it from Michelle Mathis, Maplewood K-8, Jeanne Moore; Martha Lake Elementary and Justin Irish, College Place Elementary — literally. The challenge in the upcoming second annual Street Strut is to take the trophy and the prize money from these three Edmonds School District principals who earned it for their schools’ participation last year.

    The Street Strut is a fundraiser for the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation – and is organized as a way for families to exercise, stay fit and be healthy together. Last year, more than 400 people participated in a scenic 5K run/walk through beautiful downtown Edmonds. “We are hoping for more than 600 participants this year.” said Debbie Bodal, president of the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation.

    “Not only is the 5K Street Strut a great way to build community, it is a way to remember those teachers, staff and community members who have made a huge difference in the lives of many in the Edmonds School District, “ Bodal said. Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m., the second Annual Street Strut will honor Vic Bennet, a dedicated Lynnwood High School Cross Country coach and teacher.

    All proceeds will be used to fund the grant process for the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation. Last May, the Foundation awarded more than $25, 000 to staff throughout the district who had applied for funding for educationally enriching projects.

    To register for the Street Strut or learn about the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation ,visit www.edmondspsf.org. Register in person at Running In Motion in downtown Edmonds at 401 Main St. Prices are $30/Adults and $15/kids which includes a T-shirt.  Prices increase on Oct. 4, 2010.

    Sponsorship is provided this year through Swedish Edmonds, Harbor Square Athletic Club and Orthodontics Exclusively, and in-kind donations are being made by Walgreens and Costco.

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