Edmonds CC 5K raises more than $54K

Nov 20, 2017
Courtesy of: Edmonds Community College Edmonds CC Foundation Director Brad Thomas, left, Ruth Arista and foundation board member and 5K event chair Adam Cornell enjoy the day’s events at Edmonds CC.

Nearly 400 runners and walkers participated in the Edmonds Community College Foundation’s second annual 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, Oct. 28, raising over $54,000 for student scholarships, emergency funding and learning support services.

“Faculty, staff, students, and board members all turned out to get moving for student success,” said Brad Thomas, Edmonds CC Foundation executive director. “Local businesses and corporate partners stepped up with event sponsorships and teams, while community and campus volunteers provided critical support to the event.”

Throughout the course, participants could see student-created vignettes. Students from the college’s Engineering Club and music department provided entertainment and encouragement.

Nearly 100 student volunteers cheered on runners and walkers.

Culinary Arts students prepared and served fruit- and veggie-infused smoothies to all those participating in the run.

Individual winners were Anthony Garcia, first place, 17:28; Kohei Mori, second place, 17:30; and Drew Gutsherl, third place, 17:45.

Doning unicorn costumes, title sponsor Vivacity and its team took home the team costume contest award. KING-5 Morning News anchor Jake Whittenberg emceed the event, and Foundation board member Adam Cornell was the event chair.

Events sponsors included Community Transit, Harbor Square Athletic Club, Carter Subaru, ServPro of Edmonds, The Everett Clinic, Lynnwood Honda and The Cheesemonger’s Table.


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