And they’re off! Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption]
Burien Brat Trot organizers announced Wednesday (Oc. 5) that thanks to sponsor support and community participation, last weekend’s fundraiser raised nearly $65,000 to help students in Highline Public Schools get the resources they need to be successful!
Top Male Finisher: Kelly MacKay (17:08)
Top Female Finisher: Carmen Storer (19:55)
Fastest Team and Team Registration contests were both won by Freedom Fitness this year!
The school registration drive contests were won by:
1st Place, Seahurst Elementary
2nd Place, Hazel Valley Elementary
3rd Place, Marvista Elementary and Mount View Elementary
Winner of the Alaska Airlines raffle for two tickets anywhere Alaska Flies: Baba Lu
Winner of the â€œBeat Bretâ€ raffle drawing: Michael Higgins (25:06)
Winning team in the Brat Trot Team Pub Crawl raffle: Team â€œWiener Takes It Allâ€
Winner of #thewanderingbrat contest: Christina Ladan
After the race, many stayed for the Bavarian Fest, a festive street party which continues to grow each year!
Everyone enjoyed the good weather, main stage entertainment provided by The True Romans and many found their way to the Highline Schools Foundation Charity Beer Garden where volunteers were pouring beer graciously donated by Georgetown Brewing.
The kidsâ€™ area was also popular with a bouncy house, face painting, pumpkin painting, a chalk garden and root beer garden courtesy of HMS Host.
New this year, The Rave Foundation â€“ the official charitable arm of Sounders FC â€“ brought their newly-created Soccer Octagon to Brat Trot! The Soccer Octagon is a one of a kind, transferable, modular, pop-up cage-like playfield that allows soccer to be taken to any part of the city. The kids were invited to play soccer with Seattle Sounders FC Roger Levesque.
â€œWe are very proud to be able to produce this major event for our community. Itâ€™s about raising funds for charity, but itâ€™s also about bringing us all together for a day of celebration! Nobody does it like Highline!â€ said Highline Schools Foundation Trustee and race course lead Mike Yellam.
Foundation Executive Director Ashley Fosberg said â€œwith 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 canâ€™t do it without community support. Thank you, Highline community!â€
â€œWe can’t thank everyone enough for an amazing Brat Trot last Sunday. Even the sun showed up for us! Weâ€™ll be back next year â€“ Sunday, October 1, 2017!â€ ~ Ashley Fosberg, Race Director
â€œWe are so proud to have been part of this event from the start!â€ ~ Lake Burien Physical Therapy
â€œIt was an honor supporting the Highline School District, and great seeing our Burien friends!â€ ~ Sunrise Financial
â€œOur Town Square Dentistry family had such a great time participating in the Brat Trot this year!Â We are happy to contribute to a wonderful cause to build our community!â€ ~ Town Square Dentistry
â€œThe event was so fun and it takes a ton of work to pull something like that off. Small business owners like Dan House working so hard for their community make Burien really special. We had a blast!!!â€ â€“ Collins Chiropractic
“As a founding Media Sponsor since the very beginning, everyone at The B-Town Blog and South King Media is proud to be a part of such a wonderful, positive grassroots fundraising event!” â€“ The B-Town Blog/South King Media
Thank you Sponsors
â€œWe are very proud of our sponsors and their commitment to us, our students, and our teachers! Please be sure to support our sponsors, they support us!â€ ~ Ashley Fosberg, Race Director
The Brat Trot is anchored by Tin Room Bar & Theater, with major support from lead sponsors Alaska Airlines, CHI Franciscan Health and HMSHost.
Other sponsors include:
Save the date for next yearâ€™s Burien Brat Trotâ€”October 1, 2017!
Here are more photos from the event:
[caption id="attachment_104615" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Start of the Kid’s Race. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104609" align="aligncenter" width="490"] 2016 Brat Trot Race Shirts â€“ â€œBret the Brat for President!â€ Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104610" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Kelly MacKay & Carmen Storer pictured with Dan House, The Tin Room and Ashley Fosberg, Highline Schools Foundation.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104611" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Thanks to flag designer TFG, Inc. and to South Gate Masonic Hall for flying the new flag on race day. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104612" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Volunteers staffed the packet pick up and late registration booth on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to South Gate Masonic Hall for use of their lawn. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104613" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Everyone who crossed the finish line before Bret was automatically entered in a drawing to win two free tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies! Congratulations to Michael Higgins! Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104614" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Highline Schools Foundation Charity Beer Garden was full all day![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104616" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The kids were invited to play soccer with Seattle Sounders FC Roger Levesque in the Soccer Octagon courtesy of The RAVE Foundation.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_104617" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Students from Highline High School and Mount Rainier High School came early and after to help set up/tear down the Bavarian Village. HHS: Key Club, Football Team, Track Team, Cheer Team and Leadership; MRHS: Key Club. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption]]]>