The main stage entertainment lineup for the 2017 Burien Brat Trot – coming Sunday, Oct. 1 – has been announced:

  • Los Flacos performs a blend of the spiciest traditional sounds of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Using a variety of instruments, some indigenous to the Americas and others of European and African origin, they create their own renditions of the songs of Latin America. Since their formation in 2002, Los Flacos continues to entertain audiences throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region.
  • The Smilin’ Scandinavians are well known for their mix of Midwestern polka, Scandinavian folk, traditional country western, Dixieland and big band swing. Besides being a highly-regarded dance band, the Smilin’ Scandinavians are also a top-notch show band, mixing in humor and unpredictable antics to keep even the grumpiest crowd smiling.
  • Cracker Factory is a power trio in the tradition of the Jimi Hendrix Experience making modern rock music that is described as both controlled and ferocious. Don’t miss it!


The Burien Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5K and one mile race through the streets of Burien followed by the best street party around…a Bavarian Fest, complete with beer gardens, live bands, pretzels, sausage, beer fraus, bouncy toys, food trucks, and more! The run is family-friendly, stroller friendly, and a great time for all – don’t miss it! This local, grassroots fundraiser event will run from Noon – 6 p.m. in Olde Burien. All proceeds benefit the Highline Schools Foundation (The B-Town Blog is a Sponsor). The course: BOTH COURSES (5k and one mile) begin at the corner of 10th Ave SW and SW 152nd street. The 5k (USTAF certified) circles Lake Burien. The one mile race heads the same direction as the 5k start–and does a mid-course turn around for an out and back fun run! Both courses finish right where they started—and the corner of 10th and 152nd—in the heart of the Brat Trot Bavarianfest! The course has been marked with arrows, “BT” and we’ve even painted a few hot dogs for you…just to make you smile!  Check out the 5k race map below: Race Packet Pick up–Saturday, September 30, any time between 1 and 4 p.m. Pick up race packets or register in person on the corner of 10th and 152nd, thanks to our friends at Southgate Masonic Lodge. Can you Register on Race Day? You bet! We’ll be ready to help you starting at 11am race morning–look for the registration tent on the Masonic Hall lawn. Parking is available in and around Olde Burien. 152nd Street is closed between Ambuam and 10th Avenue for Bavarianfest–but plenty of parking is available on on surrounding side streets. Also, Olde Burien is just a short walk from Burien Towne Square (6th Ave SW and SW 152nd Street) where parking is bountiful. Race Results by Rogue: Every race bib will have a QR code on it–scan this code with your smartphone for your race results–as soon as you cross the finish line! Disposable Timing Chips: Every race bib includes a disposable timing chip and is tracked automatically. No need to mess around with timing chips anymore! Very easy and runner friendly!

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