2013 Burien Brat Trot Raises Record Funds for Charity!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2013
Contact: Ashley Fosberg
(Burien, WA)—Burien Brat Trot organizers announced today that the expected income for last Sunday’s epic community event is over $61,000. “We had nearly 1,400 registrants participating this year—and thanks to the weather, record registrations on race weekend,” said Race Director Maya Mendoza Exstrom. “We are so happy to see our community embrace Brat Trot, and want to give a special thank you to Dan House of the Tin Room for anchoring the event and pulling all of the pieces together,” she added.
Some highlights from Burien Brat Trot 2013 include:
- A notable age spread among the top female and top male finishers of the 5k—the winning man, Mike Fosberg, age 49, finished in 18:37 at the age of 49, and the winning female, Haley Jacobsen, age 12, finished the race in 21:05.
- The first annual “fastest team” contest—the winning trophy going to Crossfit Burien
- The team registration contest was awarded to the team with the most members…this year’s award went to Freedom Fitness.
- The winner of the Alaska Airlines raffle for two tickets anywhere Alaska Flies—Burien’s Jackie McNiece.
- The winner of the “12th man” contest was Dusty Dunkle, who sported a Seahawks jersey under his authentic Lederhosen.
- 116 local students in need were able to run the race right alongside their friends and neighbors thanks to “Angel Sponsorships” donated by various Burien businesses and organizations.
This year, six schools won prize money for registering the most students (instead of the usual 3):
- First Place, St. Francis of Assisi and their partner school, Seahurst Elementary, $1000 each
- Second Place, Marvista Elementary and their partner school, Midway Elementary, $750 each
- Third Place, Cedarhurst Elementary and their partner school, Cascade Middle School, $500 each
“The success of Brat Trot is really due to a huge community effort,” said Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director of Highline Schools Foundation. “It’s very motivating and encouraging to see so many sponsors and individuals step up to support the event—from businesses rallying teams, to major corporate sponsorship’s, to school groups volunteering—this event is the best example of a community-wide effort. The best part—we can now support even students at a higher level by funding classroom innovation, athletics, the arts and college and career pathways. Thank you Burien!” she added.
Angela Segarra from Safe Kids South King County said “Burien really knows how to throw a party. Congratulations to all and thank you for providing support to Safe Kids South King County as one of your benefitting charities,” she added.