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