by Luke Putvin

On October 5, the Foundation for Edmonds School District held its 11th annual 5k run/walk. In keeping with the Halloween season, it was named the Monster Mad Dash, and participants were encouraged to wear costumes for the costume contest.

The 5k was held outside the Alderwood Mall by Alderwood AMC theater. Overall, there were 40 sponsors for the event, and there were 927 finishers of the 5k.

“We raise funds to support our foundation’s programs, and we give away 50% of the net proceeds to the schools that participate in the event,” said Deborah Brandi, Executive Director of the Foundation for Edmonds School District. Brandi’s favorite part of the event were the drumlines that performed. “I hope people just have a great time. It’s a great community event, and it’s wonderful to see people out here supporting their schools.”

Jason Floyd and Vivian Floyd both participated in the race and had participated in races in the past. “Our kids go to school here, and it’s a really fun event,” Vivian Floyd said.

“I hope people walk away with that feeling of community involvement and knowing that they’ve raised money for the schools,” Jason Floyd said.

For more information about the Foundation for Edmonds School District, visit www.foundationesd.org.

Luke Putvin

I graduated from the University of Washington in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts, and I majored in Creative Writing. I began working at the Lynnwood Times in April of 2019 when we released our first issue. To me, community newspapers help highlight things that don’t typically get highlighted by larger news sources. For me, I find this especially true about the arts, and I have a strong passion for the arts community and bringing information about it to the public.

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