One of the many activities during the Edmonds Kind of Fourth celebration was the Beat Brackett 5K run, where winners were announced for the best “4th-themed” runners.
They are: Kayla Kobelin as 1st Place winner. Ms. Kobelin, a Bellevue resident has been competing in obstacle course races for the past year. The “Beat Brackett 5K” costume contest walk/run is not her first run-in-costume event. Saying that running in costume (this time as the “red-neck cowgirl”) is more fun, adding that, “the non-costume races are so serious!” For her “Beat Brackett” ensemble Kobelin chose a stars-and-stripes bikini top, matching short-shorts and a straw hat, her body accessorized with tattoos in the colors of the day.
Brian Johnson, of Puyallup, caught the eye of the judges with his back-to-the future red, white, and blue cone-shaped wig and color coordinated star-frame sunglasses; adding to his running gear a George Brackett style beard. Johnson and his son, 7-year old Cooper, won Honorable Mentions in the costume contest. For the competition Cooper donned an over-sized tie (in the national colors) adding a stars and stripes baseball cap to complete his attire. Brian’s parents, Kathy and Jeff Johnson, are Edmonds residents.