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.