Runners ‘Dash for the Donuts’ at inaugural Police Foundation Dash and Dine 5K

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St. Nick (aka, Myron Phillips of Edmonds) gets into the holiday spirit.
St. Nick (aka, Myron Phillips of Edmonds) gets into the holiday spirit.

The first Edmonds Police Foundation Dash and Dine got underway Saturday morning. Despite the misty skies an enthusiastic crowd of local runners turned out to run the 5K course through downtown Edmonds, and then return to a table laden with traditional police fare: donuts, coffee and hot chocolate of course!

First-place finisher was Sam Guerrero, following in the (running) shoes of his mom, ultrarunner Bridget Guerrero, who earlier this year completed the 160-mile Valor Run in four days.  Second place went to 9-year-old Cole Mills of Edmonds, building on his reputation as the kid to beat. Mills, the youngest runner in September’s Conquer the Hill Run, came in fourth in that race. Watch this kid. He’s going places.

“We’re looking to make this an annual tradition,” said Darlene Stern, Police Foundation vice president. “This was our ‘warm-up’ event. Our goal next year is 200 participants.”

Event sponsors include Chermak Construction, Elemental Massage Therapy, Village Transmission, My Edmonds News, trent_oh website design, 24/7 Events NW, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Edmonds Bakery, Cafe Louvre, Bar Dojo and Forma.

The family-friendly event stresses fun, encouraging holiday costumes and even inviting “well behaved” canines.

— Story and photos by Larry Vogel

First-place finisher Sam Guerrero about to cross the finish line.
First-place finisher Sam Guerrero about to cross the finish line.
Shane and Heidi DeBoer get ready to run with sons, 9-year-old Colby and 7-year-old Chase.
Shane and Heidi DeBoer get ready to run with sons, 9-year-old Colby and 7-year-old Chase.
Darlene Stern waves in second-place finisher, 9-year-old Cole Mills.  Mills, who took fourth place in September's Conquer The Hill run, is an up-and-coming force in local running events.  "I just love to run," he said after the race.  His mom agrees. "He's been running ever since he could walk," she said.
Darlene Stern waves in second-place finisher, 9-year-old Cole Mills. Mills, who took fourth place in September’s Conquer The Hill run, is an up-and-coming force in local running events. “I just love to run,” he said after the race. His mom agrees. “He’s been running ever since he could walk,” she said.
The runners picked up some good speed on the downhill leg along Seventh Avenue.
The runners picked up some good speed on the downhill leg along Seventh Avenue.
Race coordinator and Police Foundation vice president Darlene Stern joins third place finisher Dan Guerrero to run across the finish line.
Race coordinator and Police Foundation vice president Darlene Stern joins third-place finisher Dan Guerrero to run across the finish line.
Gene Overly of Edmonds give a wave as he crosses the finish line.
Gene Overly of Edmonds give a wave as he finishes the race.
After the race runner replenished the calories burned on the course with tradition police fare: donuts, coffee and hot chocolate.
After the race runners replenished the calories burned on the course with tradition police fare: donuts, coffee and hot chocolate.

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Lori! And thank you to all the sponsors; Valerie Claypool of 247 NW Events; Sgt. Jeff Jones and the Edmonds Police Explorer Unit; and to friends and volunteers who helped make this run happen. And our gratitude to those who registered and ran or who donated to support local law enforcement. We look forward to the Dash and Walk/Run 2016! Our thanks to all from The Edmonds Police Foundation.

  2. Wonderful pictures of the event of the Edmonds Police Foundation. Great to see families enjoying a sport and time together for a community event which was made possible by many volunteers! Edmonds is such a wonderful community!
    Merry Christmas to each of you!
    Eve Brooks-Breakwater resident!

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