PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Burien’s First-Ever Brat Trot Fundraiser Brings In “Around $25,000”


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Burien’s first-ever Brat Trot fundraiser race was held Sunday, Oct. 4th under sunny skies, and according to organizer/sponsor Dan House, brought in “around $25,000.”

“Our goal was $10,000, so this is a very exciting number,” House said on Monday (Oct. 5th). “Everyone was so helpful, the turnout was great and it didn’t hurt to have such amazing weather. It’s a special community where neighbors can join businesses, have fun and make an impact for worthy non-profits.”

Funds raised will go towards purchasing car seats for children in need through:

Some other totals from the weekend-long event:

  • Number of race finishers: 361
  • Number of sausage finishers: 15
  • Number of Registrants: 400
  • Number of Pub Crawlers: 210
  • Number of Human/Sausage “incidents”: 0
  • Approximate # of people at Oktoberfest finish line: 700
  • Approximate # of people at Oktoberfest finish line including the band: 725
  • Approximate # of tuba-produced “oompahs”: 13,478
  • Value of coming together as a community: PRICELESS!

If you’re looking for official race results, click here to download an Excel spreadsheet.

Photographer Michael Brunk was there (along with Scott Schaefer) to capture both visual and audio elements of the day, which he has built into the following “SoundSlideshow” (be sure your speakers are on!):

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Click to Play the Brat Trot SoundSlideshow

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2 Responses to “PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Burien’s First-Ever Brat Trot Fundraiser Brings In “Around $25,000””
  1. Michael says:

    I’ve covered a lot of events in Burien and I have to say this has been one of my favorites. Lots of positive energy and plenty of folks turning out to have a good time! Can’t wait for next years event!

    And let me say for the record, Manuela Horn needs to be at more local events. The woman knows how to get a crowd fired up!

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  2. janet says:

    Michael–this is great. Just the best. Keep up the good work. See you ’round town!

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