Prepare For The "Wurst": First-Ever "Brat Trot" 5K Run Is Coming Sunday, Oct. 4th; Pub Crawl Sat., Oct. 3rd

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Prepare for the Wurst folks, because a very unique fundraiser is coming to Burien on Sunday, Oct. 4th: the first-annual “Brat Trot” 5K run!

It’s being “braut” to you by The Tin Room, with help from the good peeps who helped run the Cove to Clover Race back in March (which raised $12K), with proceeds benefiting:

Here are the details:

WHAT: First-annual “Brat Trot” 5K fundraiser race

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 4th, beginning at 1pm

WHERE: Start and finish at Olde Burien’s Tin Room Bar (see race course map below)


INFO: Here’s the story from the Brat Trot website:

As sausage go, bratwurst have not always had it easy in this country. “Bret the Brat” knows this first hand, since he immigrated when common hot dogs dominated American culture. His moving story tells of beating incredible odds in a human dominated society. He’s made it his mission to show the world that brats are people too though technically they are sausage.

Run this race and cast your vote for this Bret’s courageous journey…

Just don’t call him a hot dog!!!

BRET THE BRAT (with Hot Link in the old country)

To truly understand the mythology behind this event, you must watch this video:


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5K – Just you and your lederhosen and 3.11 sweet miles:

Brat-ton 5K Relay – Pass the “brat-ton” between a 3 member team (perfect for families!)

  • leg 1 – 1.5 miles (hardest – but not that hard really)
  • leg 2 – 1.0 mile (medium)
  • leg 3 – 0.5 mile (easiest – ideal for the lil’ ones)

Relay Suggestion #1: Combine families to form a parent team running side-by-side a child team.

Relay Suggestion #2: Prior to the start, ride a bicycle from the start line to your relay station. The relay runner finishing at your station can ride the shared bike to the finish line after the brat-ton hand-off.

There will also be lots of entertainment too:

  • Finish Line Oktoberfest Celebration
  • Tin Room Beer Garden
  • Brat and Kraut Feed
  • German Oompah Band
  • Meet the Brats
  • Tot’s Root Beer Garden (free hotdogs and root beer for the kids)

Bret Brat and Sam Sausage enjoyed a special sponsor party at The Tin Room Sunday night (Aug. 2nd).

And the night before (Sat. Oct. 3rd at 6:30 pm) there will be a Pub-Crawl – Brat Trot Eve, starting at The Tin Room Bar.

Warm up for the race with Bret the Brat during this fun pre-event on the eve of race. $10 will gets you an official collectors bib #, then just visit 5 qualifying establishments and return to the Tin Room for door prize drawing (be hip, wear a race number to the bar) (and be cool, have a designated driver or taxi take you home).

(Note: The race’s awards ceremony will be held at the Highline Schools Association Oktoberfest on October 10th – more info available here).


Regular 5K:

  • $30.00 pre-registration (through 9/16 at 2:59 AM EDT)
  • $35.00 registration (9/16 at 2:59 AM EDT through 10/2 at 2:59 AM EDT)

5k Brat Relay (Note: Consider registering an adult relay team to run side-by-side a kids team to make a great family event):

  • $75.00 pre- registration – children; all team members ages 12 and under (through 9/16 at 2:59 AM EDT)
  • $90.00 pre-registration – adult (through 9/16 at 2:59 AM EDT)

Join the Burien Pub-Crawl on the eve of race! Starts at the Tin Room, Saturday, Oct. 3rd at 6:30 PM.

  • Qualify for door prizes by collecting 5 pub stamps.
  • $10 gets you an official pub-crawl bib #; making you eligible for door prizes (no pre-registration for pub-crawl).

Pub-Crawl proceeds will benefit Safe Kids of South King County and Westside Baby.

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5 Responses to “Prepare For The "Wurst": First-Ever "Brat Trot" 5K Run Is Coming Sunday, Oct. 4th; Pub Crawl Sat., Oct. 3rd”
  1. Gina B says:

    Costumes, Beer & German Food… plus the run to work it all off!! Count me in.

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  2. TJowner says:

    A pub crawl in Burien? Whats next a beauty pageant in a trailer park?

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  3. alejune says:

    what a horrible idea, burien is horrible and every bar is a dump full of punks

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    • CMT says:

      If you don’t like it, what are you doing on this Blog? Clearly you have too much time on your hands.

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