Edmonds Kind of Fourth photos: Beat Brackett costume contest winners

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.


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