The Bill Hamilton Street Strut, a fundraiser for the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation, will again be run on the streets of Edmonds — and it’s the perfect family-friendly event for kids, parents — even canines! This year the event is dedicated to GayLynne Ullerich, the late Madrona K-8 School physical education teacher who died in a car accident in January.
Saturday, Oct. 8 is the date for the 3rd annual event, which this year features a 1K run/walk (in addition to the regular 5K) designed to encourage kids to get in the running spirit. The 1K is coordinated by Meadowdale High Scool Senior Quinn Massey as part of his senior project. Massey, co-captain of Meadowdale’s cross country team, also happens to be friends with GayLynne Ullerich’s son, Josh, also a member of the MHS cross country team.
The 5K fun run/walk begins at 8:40 a.m. for the childrens’ 1K and at 9 a.m. for the 5K in downtown Edmonds at the Civic track/playfield, following a route that covers some of Edmonds’ most scenic city streets.
The Street Strut is also the official kick-off event for “MOVE 60” a newly funded program that encourages kids to get 60 minutes of exercise every day. Thanks to a large grant from the South Snohomish County Commission for Health, MOVE 60 will offer activities such as before and after school fitness programs for students in the Edmonds School District.
The Street Strut will be awarding prizes for the top four participating schools as well as the coveted Golden Tennis Shoe trophy, so parents, staff and students should sign up for their school today.
5K: $30 Adult with T-shirt (after Oct. 3 price is $35 and no T-shirt) and $15 Youth (9-18) with T-shirt (after Oct 3 price the same and no T-shirt).
1K $5 Ages 8 and under with T-shirt (after Oct. 3 same). Children under 8 participating with parent in 5K are free.