Edmonds residents set to run in Boston Marathon April 18

Richard Suico and Armando Ortiz
Laura Collins running in the October 2021 Boston Marathon.

Updated with names of other Edmonds residents listed as competing in the marathon

A total of 11 Edmonds residents will be competing in the Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, April 18.

The 26.2-mile course starts at Hopkinton in Massachusetts’ southern Middlesex County anf finishes at Boston’s Copley Square. The Boston Athletic Association has organized this event annually since 1897, except for 2020 when it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, the race was temporarily moved to October, with a limited field of participants.

Among the Edmonds competitors are three friends — Armando Ortiz, Richard Suico and Laura Collins — who are among the field who qualified for the 2022 running of the world’s oldest annual marathon. Both Suico and Collins have run in past Boston Marathons, but this will be the first competition in Boston for Ortiz, whose earlier efforts to participate (see related story here) were dashed by the COVID pandemic.

Here is the list of all Edmonds residents who are competing, according to the marathon website, along with their bib numbers:

16634 Ball, Bradley
7602 Bryant, Colleen
12123 Chan, Justin
8075 Collins, Laura
18775 Eickhoff, Jessica
23164 Harris, David
7269 Ortiz, Armando
7603 Schwartz, Gregory
2625 Smilde, Edward
11832 Suico, Richard
6840 Towner, Kenny


  1. Go get’m!
    Enjoy every step of the way; the pain will be worth the challenge and it will be a memory forever!

  2. That is fantastic!! Rooting for all of you to set personal bests, have fun and reach your lofty goals!!

  3. To all the BQ runner’s congratulations, it is an amazing race and feat. Armondo and Richard, ERBRC is rooting for you.

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