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‘Run From the Law 5K’ invites cops, runners from Arlington, Marysville
TULALIP — The second annual “Run From the Law 5K” on Sunday, Sept. 22, aims to recruit both cops and runners of all ages to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Quil Ceda Village is once again providing the Tulalip Amphitheatre as the site of the charity 5K, which is scheduled to run from 8-10 a.m., during which volunteer police officers will start five minutes after the civilian runners to try and cross the same finish line. Nine volunteer police officers joined 75 runners of all ages for last year’s 5K, in spite of the day’s cold overcast weather.
Shelley Hutcheson-Smith, who took part in coordinating the event for the first time last year, credited an employee of North Sound Physical Therapy in Marysville for coming up with the idea of a 5K to “run from the cops,” and the owner of that business for inspiring its choice of charity, since the owner’s son benefitted from the Make-A-Wish Foundation while receiving heart surgery.
The cost to participate is $40 per person on site. For more information, log onto www.runfromthelaw5k.com.