PHOTOS: Brat Trot Banners Festoon The Streetlamps Of Olde Burien

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If you’re out and about on this beautiful fall day in B-Town, be sure to look up if you’re near Olde Burien to see some new blue and white checked banners festooning the streetlamps, promoting the upcoming Oct. 9th Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser (we’re a Sponsor).

This will be the third year of this great, locally-grown community fundraiser, which benefits the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence and Safe Kids King County South.

“This is the first year we’ve hung banners,” said Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director of the Highline Schools Foundation. “It was Danny House’s idea (the Brat Trot is presented by the Tin Room) to help make Olde Burien look festive. The blue and white checks is a very typical German Oktoberfest design!”

Here are some pics of the banner festooniosity as shot by Scott Schaefer:

And don’t forget – online registration closes at Midnight on Friday, Oct. 7th, so click here to register now if you haven’t already. Also note that the family registration rate closes Friday, Sept. 30th at midnight!

You can also register in person at the Tin Room on Saturday, Oct. 8th from 3 p.m – 5 p.m.

Ashley Fosberg also adds:

Companies can win a holiday party at the Tin Theater—during registration just type in your company’s name and the race team will keep track of the #s—the company with the most win will be announced on race day!

Also – premium sponsor Alaska Airlines is holding a drawing for two tickets to anywhere they fly (excluding Hawaii and Mexico), and all you have to do to enter is: Text BRAT to 44227 for a chance to win! (message and data rates may apply)

Here’s more info on the race:

Sunday, October 9 will be a great day of German-style fun and exercise presented by the Tin Room Bar & Grill in Olde Burien!

The 5K race starts at 1:00 p.m. in the heart of Olde Burien and widely circles Lake Burien. The “Seize the Sausage” Family Race (about one mile) starts at Lake Burien Park at 1:40 p.m. Both events finish to cheering crowds right in the heart of Olde Burien where revelers can enjoy a day-long Oktoberfest style festival including brats, beer gardens, live entertainment and plenty of activities for kids! Costumes are encouraged!

Click here to register!

And don’t forget – the Brat Trot Pub Crawl will be held Friday night, Oct. 7th:

  • The Pub Crawl will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7th starting at the Tin Room (923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien).
  • Bibs can be purchased starting at 5 p.m., and participants can qualify for door prizes by collecting pub stamps.
  • $10 gets you an official pub crawl bib #, making you eligible for door prizes!
  • Registration for the pub crawl is at the door Friday night at The Tin Room (there is no pre-registration).

So far nine local pubs/bars are participating in this fun local night out:

  • Tin Room
  • 909/913
  • The Mark Restaurant
  • Filbertos
  • Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub
  • Elliott Bay Brewery
  • The Hobnobber!
  • Bison Creek Pizza – AC/DC tribute band Chrome Molly will play!
  • Side Street Kitchen & Bar

Sponsors include:

  • Alaskan Brewing
  • Jaegermeister
  • SKKY Vodka
  • Mazama Peppered Vodka
  • The B-Town Blog

The main Brat Trot Sponsors include:

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2 Responses to “PHOTOS: Brat Trot Banners Festoon The Streetlamps Of Olde Burien”
  1. Mary says:

    FYI – the blue and white checks = Bavarian Flag. Oktoberfest originated as the marriage celebration of the Bavarian king, and was so popular they did it every year thereafter. Bavaria is the southern state of Germany, it is primarily rural but has the great city of Munich as it’s center where Oktoberfest is celebrated.

  2. Randy Sheets says:

    Brat Trot???
    Run for the Fun, 5K dash, I can think of many more names to call it. It’s a fun event for all, although the name is very miss leading. In the past there has not been a brat to be found… anywhere?
    Last year a gal from the neighborhood was a particapant so we gathered her a chearing section. Afterwords we expected to enjoy some brats, maybe a few German beers. Boy were we fooled. We were offered a cold sausage plate at the Tin room; I asked Dan about serving up some brats and I got a doe in the headlights stare from him as if he did not understand a word I said? Way to go Dan “The Sausage” Man.
    So enjoy the run, cheer the runners on because they have worked hard to be there, but bring your own brats and coffee I might add.

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