PHOTOS: Our Gallery Of Images From The Start Of The 2011 Brat Trot Race!

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We’re still working on our post-race coverage of this year’s Brat Trot 5k race, but we’re pushing out photos and other information as quickly as we can.

Here’s a link to a gallery of starting line photos from BTB photog Michael Brunk.

From the gallery you can browse through the images, use the FREE share and ecard links above the individual images to share them with friends and family, or for a small fee you can print and download the high resolution originals.

If you’d like to save the low-resolution previews for personal use, you can right-click on the image and use the “save image” feature of your web browser.

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6 Responses to “PHOTOS: Our Gallery Of Images From The Start Of The 2011 Brat Trot Race!”
  1. Sara says:

    I had such an awesome time!! Can’t wait to do it again next year.

  2. Mike Bishoff says:

    Outstanding turnout, beautiful weather, great work by all the organizers, and my little Lenka came in 1st place in the 6-8 girls smoking Mick Purdy right at the finish line!

    Cove to Clover coming up soon. Keep running!

  3. Seahurst resident says:

    Congratulations on a successful event. It looks hundreds of people had a good time. The following are a few suggestions on how to make next year better. The race course had the Seahurst neighborhood completely blocked off. I needed to be somewhere, and people were counting on me. I had to wait thirty minutes to get through. This could easily have been avoided with just a little effort on the part of the organizers.

    First, someone could have been assigned to inform drivers how to get around the blockage. Looking at the map later, it looks like the only way out for Seahurst residents would have been to go down Maplewild.

    Second, let a car through every once in a while. It’s not as if that mother pushing a stroller was going to set a world record. What would it have hurt to stop the runners and walkers to let a car through every couple of minutes?

    Third, design the course next year so it doesn’t completely block off a whole section of the city. Adding a couple of turns at the south end would have allowed Seahurst residents to squeeze by on 146th.

    Fourth, if you are going to block off an entire neighborhood for hours, let the residents know in advance.

    I hope that next year the organizers have an even better event, and that they will show some consideration for the residents of the area with a few easy changes.

    • Jane says:

      Thanks for saying this “Seahurst Resident.” We too were locked into the neighborhood. I’m glad that there was such a huge turnout for the run – but it was difficult to get out of our neighborhood. The officials at the intersections were having a tough time letting the cars through even though there was plenty of time inbetween runners to let a car pass.

      All in all I’m glad to see such a turn out for the run.

    • Sorry for the impact on the residents. While I was not an organizer this year, I do hear you and I know the Brat Trot organizers have heard your message as well.

      For the 2011 Cove 2 Clover, we sent a letter to all residents on the course informing them of closure times and detours. The Brat Trot organizers attempted to pass out a letter to people living on the course but again that would not help or inform the people trapped inside the race course net.

      For the 2012 Cove to Clover, we will use large reader boards as well as a letter to inform residents of the upcoming traffic congestion. That way at least the residents can make plans to get out early or park their car in a place they can escape should they need.

      I also agree that if cars can safely pass between runners, course monitors should allow that to happen.

      Please email [email protected] if you have other suggestions.

  4. Mike says:

    Great brats…Awesome event! Drove that Mitsubishi electric car…pretty awesome too!

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