VIDEO: Our Awesome Slow-Mo Footage of the Start of Sunday’s Burien Brat Trot


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Over 1,300 people registered, with 924 runners actually finishing, making this year’s Burien Brat Trot another record year!

Seems that every year, more people register, more businesses step up to sponsor (including us), and more people show up to enjoy what usually ends up being one of the last “nice” days of the year – all to help the Highline Schools Foundation, which gathers community resources to support the 18,000 public school students in the Highline School District, as well as Safe Kids South King County, which supports injury prevention through education and access.

If you ran the 5K this year, you may have almost run over into B-Town Blog Photographer Michael Brunk as he risked life and limb to get shots of runners from the middle of the street (his photos are coming soon).

Well, hidden safely behind Michael was Scott Schaefer, holding a GoPro camera on a stick. Schaefer shot video at 120 frames per second (regular video is 30fps), allowing him to create this super slow-mo, 20+-minute long “Chariots of Fire”-inspired clip of most* of the runners at the starting line. If you ran, see if you can find yourself as you majestically trot by the camera! (to get the best viewing experience, switch to 720p and view full-screen):

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*NOTE: Schaefer regrets not filming every single runner at the start, but he had to stop early due to some technical issues.

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