Dear Editor: Thank you to all who helped make the 2019 Camano Crab Dash 5K/10K a great day. We had 258 runners race over the starting line Saturday, June 22, supporting the Camano Center’s programs and services. 

This year’s participants ranged in age from 2 to 85 with one dad pushing a stroller full of triplets! Two dogs joined in the fun this year getting “chip timed” with the rest of the racers – one in the 5K and one in the 10K. 

People came from far and wide, with registrations from Stanwood, Camano, Arlington, Granite Falls, Marysville, Snohomish, Woodinville, Kirkland, Bainbridge, Mill Creek, La Conner, Bellingham, Oak Harbor, Lake Stevens, Bothell, Mount Vernon, Lynnwood, Bellevue, Alaska, Arizona, and California. A link to the winners is posted online with the Crab Dash photo gallery at scnews.com.

It took a crew of volunteers to make the event run smoothly – from flaggers to water stations and registration workers. Many thanks to all our volunteers: Island Harvest Farm, Utsalady Ladies Aid, the Pope Family, Lisa Miller and son, Alan Marsh, Julie Dean, Stanwood High School Honor Society members, Ray Hill, Darlene Miller, Kathy Countryman and Margaret Mueller. Thanks also to Ian Gleadle and Evan Caldwell for documenting the event on film. Many thanks to our event sponsors Crow’s Nest on Camano, IRG Physical Therapy and Pope Chiropractic. 

We are grateful to have such a supportive community and enjoyed hearing stories of families who raced together, seniors who are starting back up after a break in competing, family visiting from out of town and friendships made while walking the course together. Congratulations to all the runners and walkers.

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