Patrick Robinson
Adrienne Salzwedel of West Seattle won the first wave of the White Center 5K on Feb. 16 with a time of 19:14. Right behind her was Tony Ling of Bellevue. 380 people took part in the benefit event.

SLIDESHOW: White Center 5k sees nearly 400 people out to run the neighborhood

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The weather forecast called for rain but while the temperatures were in the 40's it was dry for the first White Center 5K Walk and Run on Feb. 16.

380 people gathered with kids, dogs and friends at White Center Heights Park for the event whose purpose, according to originator Tony Vo, was to promote healthy living. It was also a fundraiser for the White Center Community Development Association and Yes Foundation of White Center.

The race was run in three waves to accommodate so many people with those with pets, strollers and younger children bringing up the rear.

The winner of the first wave with a time of 19:14 was West Seattle's Adrienne Salzwedel. Right behind her was Tony Ling of Bellevue with a time of 19:16. Full race results will be posted later.

The race course took the participants from White Center Heights Park out along the road over through Lakewood Park and up to and around the Evergreen Campus track three times before they headed back to the point of origin.

Winners were awarded prizes in three categories:
Age 55 plus got a massage from Advance Massage Therapy, a Free WC T-Shirt, Green Mountain Coffee and a $35 McLendon Hardware Gift Card.
Ages 11 - 54 got a massage from Advance Massage Therapy, a Free WC T-Shirt, Green Mountain Coffee and a $35 McLendon Hardware Gift Card.
Ages 10 and under got a free WC T-Shirt.

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