Photo gallery: Edmonds 5K run, health and fitness expo draw a crowd

First-place finisher in the Conquer the Hill run was Brandon Dean, who is congratulated by members of the Seattle Sea Gals. He completed the course in 20 minutes, 30 seconds. Dean said he ran cross country in high school for King's, but hasn't run in about 5 years. "My dad bet me $100 that I couldn't win it," he said. "I'm a poor college kid, so I think it'll go into savings." Brandon, who works part time at Costco, attends Central Washington University's Edmonds campus in the business management program.
First-place finisher Brandon Dean is congratulated by members of the Seattle Sea Gals.
Julian Huang gives the double victory sign on the downhill leg.
Julian Huang gives the double victory sign on the downhill leg. (Larry Vogel photo)
Children dig deep to finish the steep uphill climb. (Larry Vogel photo)
Children dig deep to finish the steep uphill climb. (Larry Vogel photo)
And they're off -- runners leave the EWHS parking lot at the starting line.
And they’re off — runners leave the EWHS parking lot at the starting line.
Timbers and SeaWolves players put on a soccer skills clinic for children.
Timbers and SeaWolves players put on a soccer skills clinic for children.

From youngsters to seniors, hundreds participated in Edmonds’ first “Conquer the Hill 5k” run, held Saturday in conjunction with the Edmonds Health and Fitness Expo outside Edmonds District Stadium Saturday morning.

First-place finisher was Brandon Dean, who icompleted the course in 20 minutes, 30 seconds. Dean said he ran cross country in high school for King’s, but hasn’t run in about 5 years. “My dad bet me $100 that I couldn’t win it,” he said. “I’m a poor college kid, so I think it’ll go into savings.”

Dean, who works part time at Costco, attends Central Washington University’s Edmonds campus in the business management program.

After all of the hardy souls finished their run up the Main Street hill, they were greeted by congratulations and snacks, courtesy of local businesses. They then mingled with non-runners attending the morning-long expo, featuring interactive displays and activities — and a free lunch prepared by Swedish/Edmonds, courtesy of Revelations Frozen Yogurt.

Children romped on the Edmonds Stadium track and field, and many participated in a free soccer skills clinic put on by the hometown North Sound SeaWolves premier development soccer team and their opponents, the Portland Timbers. Then, at 1 p.m., a crowd of about 500 gathered to watch the SeaWolves home opener.

 

 

  1. Does anyone happen to know where they’ve posted results from this? I’ve been searching around the web but can’t find anything…

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