Brat Trot raises over $66,000 for Highline Schools Foundation – a record! 1Burien Brat Trot organizers announced Thursday (Oct. 9) that the expected income for last Sunday’s epic community event will be over $66,000 – the most ever in the 6-year history of the race! The B-Town Blog is proud to have been the Media Sponsor of this event since its beginnings way back in 2009, when it raised around $25,000 (see our extensive previous coverage here). Some highlights from the 2014 Brat Trot include:

  • A record number of sponsors and individuals donating to help the event succeed—including major gifts from Foundation partner HMS Host and an individual donor, specifically to help students-in-need run the Brat Trot by allowing the Brat Trot Team to waive their registration fees.
  • A record number of student runners this year! Thanks Highline Schools for coming out to show your community support and your school pride!
  • Nearly 1,600 registrants!
  • A great win by our male and female winners:
    • Mason Gionet took home the blue ribbon medal for fastest male at 18:27
    • Erika Whinihan took home the blue ribbon medal for fastest female at 19:54
  • The FASTEST TEAM and the TEAM REGISTRATION contests were both won by CrossFit Burien this year!
  • A “Show Your 12th Man Pride” contest at Brat Trot—won by Burien resident Susan Williams
The school registration drive contests were won by:
  1. 1st Place: Marvista Elementary and North Hill Elementary
  2. 2nd Place: Seahurst Elementary
  3. 3rd Place: St. Francis of Assisi and Sylvester Middle School
  • The winner of the Alaska Airlines raffle for two tickets anywhere Alaska Flies – Melanie Jackson.
“We are very proud to be able to produce this major event for our community. It’s about raising funds for charity, but it’s also about bringing us all together for a day of celebration! Nobody does it like Highline!” said Highline Schools Foundation Trustee and race course lead Mike Yellam. Foundation Executive Director Ashley Fosberg added:
“With the funds raised from Brat Trot, we can do our job of getting more kids what they need to be successful in school. From school supplies for our neediest of students, to classroom grants and athletic fees, the Foundation does it all and everything in between, and we can’t do it without community support. Thank you, Highline community!”
THANK YOU SPONSORS! Sponsorships benefit every student, in every classroom, every day. We are very grateful for all their support:
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Comcast
  • Franciscan Highline Medical Center
  • HMS Host
  • Recology CleanScapes
  • Dan the Sausageman
  • The Tin Room
  • Kenner Dental Group PLLC
  • Georgetown Brewing Company
  • Sunrise Financial Services
  • Lake Burien Physical Therapy
  • Orthodontics of Burien-Jorge Peralta, DDS
  • CrossFit Burien
  • Frank Coluccio Construction Co.
  • Keller Williams Realty – Patti Gifford
  • Gametiime
  • Columbia Distributing/Young’s Market Company
  • Walsh Pacific
  • National Barricade
  • United Rentals
  • Emerald City Smoothie
  • Windermere Burien-Janel Stoneback
  • Puget Sound Traffic Control
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
  • SafeKids Seattle
  • Discover Burien
  • The B-Town Blog
  • Pollock Insurance
  • Macaroni Kid-West Seattle
  • Sandcastle
  • Macaroni Kid-South Puget Sound
  • Southgate Masonic Lodge
Save the date for next year’s Burien Brat Trot—October 4!]]>