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Spectators examine the sunbather created by Leah Jarvik, 14, and Helen Varey, 14, for the Edmonds Sand Sculpting Contest a...

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald Spectators examine the sunbather created by Leah Jarvik, 14, and Helen Varey, 14, for the Edmonds Sand Sculpting Contest at Marina Beach in August 2011. Jarvik and Varey took first place in the 14-and-older kids competition. The judges pointed out the attention to detail and realistic styling of the sculpture during the awards presentation ceremony.

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Spectators examine the sunbather created by Leah Jarvik, 14, and Helen Varey, 14, for the Edmonds Sand Sculpting Contest a...

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald Spectators examine the sunbather created by Leah Jarvik, 14, and Helen Varey, 14, for the Edmonds Sand Sculpting Contest at Marina Beach in August 2011. Jarvik and Varey took first place in the 14-and-older kids competition. The judges pointed out the attention to detail and realistic styling of the sculpture during the awards presentation ceremony.

Hey, it's almost August so the sun may shine for a while. Here are some excuses to put away the fleece and go outside.
What do you on a beach besides look for shells? Most kids like to dig in the sand, so here's an event made to order: Edmonds' annual sand sculpting contest.
It takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Marina Beach Park at 498 Admiral Way south of Port of Edmonds Marina.
Build a team, bring your shovels and buckets and sign up promptly at 10 a.m. to begin creating your masterpiece.
Judging takes place at noon.
Call the Edmonds Parks & Recreation office at 425-771-0230 if you have questions.
Work off some of that summer sluggishness at the River & Rails Run on Saturday at Haller Park in Arlington.
The event includes 5K and 10K runs and walks with categories for all ages. It's an out-and-back course that begins south of the railroad trestle over the Stillaguamish River. Registration goes from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., and the race begins at 9. Registration costs $20, and kids 14 and under are free with a paying adult.
The River & Rails Run is sponsored by the Arlington Runners Club and proceeds benefit Cocoon House, which aids and shelters at-risk kids.
Haller Park is at 1100 N. West Ave. NE north of downtown Arlington. See www.arlingtonrunnerslub.org for more information about the event.
Herald staff
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