Burien Brat Trot

Burien Brat Trot, Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Burien Brat Trot 5K is a true community celebration that brings out the fun in all of us and it also raises critical funds for Highline Schools Foundation. Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5k and one-mile race throughout the streets of Burien followed by Bavarian Fest, the best street party around!


THANK you to all our sponsors, runners, volunteers and community members who came out to support the Foundation and Highline Schools this Sunday at Brat Trot!

2017 Highlights

The 2017 Burien Brat Trot broke records for the number of registered runners (1,309) – an increase of +14% over last year – with 906 crossing the finish line under sometimes damp skies on Sunday, Oct. 1.

  • Top Male Finisher: JON LINDENAUER (16:26)
  • Top Female Finisher: KELSEY QUINN (19:46)
  • The Fastest Team: CrossFit Burien combined time of 3:35:12
  • Team Registration contests Freedom FitnessTeam FreedomDogs
  • The school registration drive contests were won by:
    • 1st Place, North Hill Elementary
    • 2nd Place, St. Francis of Assisi & Hilltop Elementary
    • 3rd Place, Highline High School
  • The winner of the Alaska Airlines raffle for two tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies (except Cuba)—Chad Harper
  • The winner of #thewanderingbrat contest—Emily Rodriguez
  • The winning team in the Brat Trot Team Pub Crawl raffle—Team “Whipped Cream Pie”

2017 Race Results on RaceWire

Social Media

Pub Crawl Photos

Pub Crawl Friday night was a blast!

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In the News


This festive street party continues to grow each year! Hang out in Olde Burien after the race and enjoy Bavarian Fest! It’s the best street party around – complete with beer gardens, Dan the Sausageman sausage, kids’ activities, race awards, live music … and who knows what else!

Bavarian Fest features plenty of great activities for the kids! This year’s Kids Area is fabulous! Visit the Root Beer Garden sponsored by HMS Host, paint pumpkins, have your face painted, draw with chalk or go crazy on the giant bouncy toy! Plenty of activities for all ages!

Visit our sponsor booths–great fun and activities are planned by Renascent Cross Fit, Lake Burien Physical Therapy, Port of Seattle, CHI Franciscan, Reliant Recovery Water, Fit Body Solutions and more! Take a selfie at the Graduate! Highline photo booth or visit the Seattle Sounders FC’s Rave Foundation Octagon–a great space to kick the soccer ball around with Seattle Sounders FC’s Roger Levesque, who will be at their Octagon between 12:30 – 2:00 pm!

After the race, please join us in the Charity Beer Garden featuring awesome seasonal brews from Georgetown Brewing as well as your traditional Georgetown favorites.

We have three different groups to entertain you on the Main Stage this year thanks to our partnership with the Port of Seattle:

2017 entertainment on the main stage

Corporate Team Challenge

Groups of 10 or more representing the same organization can register as Corporate teams and receive a discount. The team with the most registrants by the registration deadline wins a holiday party at the Tin Theater including a $500 credit for food and drink! Teams must have discount codes specific to their team to register.

Fastest Team Challenge

All teams registered will automatically be entered into this challenge! We’ll average every teams’ fastest 10 finish times (5k only). The team with the fastest average time wins bragging rights and a sweet trophy!

School Registration Contest

Burien Brat Trot School Registration DriveWhen you register for the Brat Trot, enter your school when asked “please select your school affiliation” and your registration will be counted in our school registration drive! The top 3 schools with the most registrants win money for their school or PTSA!

In order to help schools in our district with the resources they need — we’ve partnered some schools together so more schools benefit!  [MORE]

The Brat Tot Team Pub Crawl

2015 Brat Trot Pub CrawlGather your team of two or more, follow clues and scavenge through B-Town for awesome prizes! Crawl tickets $15 per person online (or $20 at the door). Join us on the Friday night before Brat Trot for the best pub crawl around!  Teams will earn points through challenges at each stop and be entered to win great prizes! [READ MORE]

Got Angel Wings?

Each year during our school competitions we encounter families with children who would love to run but cannot afford the registration fee or do not have adequate shoes to run in. Angel donations will be matched with kids in need living in our community. Donate online at www.burienbrattrot.com

The Highline Schools Foundation was established in 1999 with the purpose of providing community resources to help Highline Public Schools succeed. We believe that by helping to enrich the classroom and school experience, we can engage students to reach a higher level of learning, and the entire community will benefit. The Foundation exists solely for the purpose of providing resources to the nearly 20,000 students in Highline Public Schools.

Sponsorships benefit every student, in every classroom, every day!

Click here to download the 2017 Brat Trot Sponsorship flyer or contact us for more information about sponsorship opportunities available for all Highline Schools Foundation events. Call or email Anne Baunach, HSF Executive Director [email protected] , (206) 631-3120

Go to www.burienbrattrot.com to register and learn more about the race and to see this year’s sponsors.

Burien Brat Trot Volunteers 2016

Here’s just some of the wonderful group of Highline students who spent the morning with us setting up the Bavarian Village and then cheered on the runners as they crossed the finish line. A big THANK YOU to all the student volunteers!

2016 Highlights

  • 1,200 runners
  • Top Male Finisher: Kelly MacKay (17:08)
  • Top Female Finisher: Carmen Storer (19:55)
  • The Fastest Team and Team Registration contests were both won by Freedom Fitness this year!
  • The school registration drive contests were won by:
    • 1st Place, Seahurst Elementary
    • 2nd Place, Hazel Valley Elementary
    • 3rd Place, Marvista Elementary and Mount View Elementary
  • The winner of the Alaska Airlines raffle for two tickets anywhere Alaska Flies—
  • The winner of the “Beat Bret” raffle drawing – Michael Higgins (25:06)
  • The winning team in the Brat Trot Team Pub Crawl raffle – team “Wiener Takes It All
  • The winner of #thewanderingbrat contest – Christina Ladan

2016 Race Results on Rogue

In the News 2016:


2015 Highlights


  • Male Overall 5k-Paul Yung
  • Female Overall 5k- Carmen Storer
  • Male Overall 1 mile – Brennan O’Tool
  • Female Overall 1 mile – Renee Jensen

2015 Race Results on Rogue


  • Team Registration Contest- Freedom Fitness
  • Fastest Team Contest – CrossFit Burien
  • The Wandering Brat Instagram Contest – Jamie  T.
  • Alaska Airlines Raffle Winner – Melanie Jackson
  • Pub Crawl Raffle Winner – Team Simons

2015 School Registration Contest Winners

  • 1st place – Seahurst Elementary  ~ $1,000
  • 2nd place – Marvista Elementary ~ $750
  • 3rd place – St. Francis of Assisi ~ $500

Congratulations to our “partner schools” too!

  • Since Marvista wins, so does Highline High School ~ $1,000
  • Since St. Francis wins, so does Shorewood Elementary ~ $500

Coverage of the 2015 Burien Brat Trot can be found on the B-town Blog