Runners, walkers show up to strut their stuff on behalf of Edmonds public schools

Competitors take off in the new Kids 1K run. (Photos and video by Alicia Brattin)
Youngest runners (some with stuffed animal buddies) toe the start line.
Strollers and pets were a common sight during the 5K race.

Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages enjoyed beautiful early fall weather and outstanding Edmonds views during the third annual Bill Hamilton Street Strut Saturday — all to benefit the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation.

New this year was a 1K Kids’ Fun Run for ages 8 and under, which drew enthusiastic little ones for laps around the Civic Center track.

Musicians and cheerleaders from several Edmonds public schools lined the race course to provide encouragement for participants.

The overall 5k winner was Meadowdale High School student Dominic Giordano, 14, with a time of 17:28.

This year’s Street Strut honored beloved Madrona P.E. teacher, GayLynne Ullerich, a devoted champion of kids’ health and fitness who died in a tragic car accident last winter. It also was the official kick-off for “MOVE 60,” a newly-funded Edmonds School District program that encourages kids to get 60 minutes of exercise every day, all thanks to a grant from the South Snohomish County Commission for Health.

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