Community comes out to ‘Celebrate Schools!’, support Foundation for Edmonds School District

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Students, parents, teachers, employees and other supporters of the Edmonds School District turned out in large numbers Saturday morning for the sixth annual Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood.

The day started off with a Children’s Fun Run, which was won by Will Konings, 7, of Hilltop Elementary School. The overall winner of the 5k Run was Chris Kratz, a 2007 graduate of Meadowdale High School. Kratz clocked in with a time of 19 minutes, 16 seconds. The top female finisher was Edlawte Sentayehu, a student at College Place Middle School, whose time was 21:27.

The school with the most participants was Lynndale Elementary with 162 runners/walkers. Principal Chris Fulford ran the race in a Lions’ costume. Edmonds-Woodway won the Battle of the Bands (drum corps).

The event is a fundraiser for the Foundation for Edmonds School District.

Max Billett, 6, finishes the Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk ahead of father Mark (right) Saturday morning at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. The event is a fundraiser for the Foundation for Edmonds School District.
Max Billett, 6, finishes the Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk ahead of father Mark (right) Saturday morning at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. The event is a fundraiser for the Foundation for Edmonds School District.
Will Konings, 7, from Hilltop Elementary, accepts his first place medal for the children's fun run. Helping to announce the race results is Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith (right).
Will Konings, 7, from Hilltop Elementary, accepts his first place medal for the Children’s Fun Run. Helping to announce the race results is Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith (right).
Stephanie Ingalls and her dog Josie were the top runner and dog finishers.
Stephanie Ingalls and her dog Josie were the top runner and dog finisher.
Edlawte Sentayehu of College Place Middle School took first place in the female division.
Edlawte Sentayehu of College Place Middle School took first place in the female division with a time of 21:27.
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Chris Kratz, a 2007 Meadowdale High School graduate, won the race in 19:16.
Lynndale Elmentary School Principal Chris Fulford collects the trophy for the school that had the most participants. Lynndale had 162 runners/walkers participate in the Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk.
Lynndale Elmentary School Principal Chris Fulford collects the trophy for the school with the most participants. Lynndale had 162 runners/walkers participate in the Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk.
Lynndale Elementary School runners/walkers pose a group photo after the race.
Lynndale Elementary School runners/walkers pose a group photo after the race.
Lynnwood sophomore Zech Latimer competes with his classmates in the Battle of the Band competition.
Lynnwood sophomore Zech Latimer competes with his classmates in the Battle of the Band competition.
Edmonds-Woodway High School won the Battle of the Bands competition.
Edmonds-Woodway High School won the Battle of the Bands competition.
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Mountlake Terrace High School’s drum corps enjoys playing for the crowd Saturday at Alderwood Mall.
Runners
Walkers and runners head out on the 5k course Saturday at the Celebrate Schools! event at Alderwood Mall.
Jeremiah Garrett gets ready to toss the bean bat with the help of his mother at the Whole Foods booth.
Jeremiah Garrett gets ready to toss the bean bag with the help of his mother, Melissa, at the Whole Foods Market booth.
Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit finished the race in
Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit finishes the race with a time of 25:18.
Brooke Eckelman, 6, enjoys some yoga with Fusion Hot Yoga instructor Emily Mus (right).
Brooke Eckelman, 6, enjoys some yoga with Fusion Hot Yoga instructor Emily Mus (right).
Several four-legged supporters of the Edmonds School District also were on hand Saturday at Alderwood Mall.
Several four-legged supporters of the Edmonds School District also were on hand Saturday at Alderwood Mall.

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