City of Burien Given Cove to Clover’s ‘Fittest City Award’ at Council Meeting

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Burien Mayor Brian Bennett, left, accepts the 'Fittest City Award' from Cove to Clover Organizer John Nelson at Monday night's city council meeting. iPhone photo by Ralph Nichols.

The City of Burien was given the “Fittest City Award” by the Cove to Clover organization at Monday night’s (June 4) city council meeting.

The contest was between Normandy Park, Burien, Des Moines and Seatac, with the winning city decided by the aggregate times of top finishers for runners who listed their home city in the Cove to Clover race, which took place March 11 (read our coverage here).

This year the totals were taken from the Top 50 5K times, plus the Top 10 10K times.

Seattle was omitted from the contest, since many local runners use Seattle in their registration.

The winning city will have the honor of displaying the big Snake trophy for the year.

“Naturally, they will have official bragging rights in the community,” said Organizer John Nelson.

Here’s a video about the award:

And another about the Shoemaker program, in which 320 shoes were given to need-based students to allow them to participate in the race for free:

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  1. Also a quick update, we’ve finally migrated our photo gallery over to the new server and managed to index the several thousand finish line photos shot by David Sharpe at this year’s Cove-To-Clover. You can browse through the collection here:

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