Photos by Eric Mathison
Runners take off from the starting line for the 5K Burien Brat Trot race. Matt Parker, #676 on the right finished fifth.The 5K race was part of a three-day celebration that included a pub crawl, 1-mile race and Bavarianfest with brats, beer and music. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE

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The Burien Brat Trot 5K and 1 mile family race has become one of Burien’s favorite local events.

All day long on Sunday, Oct. 7 revelers enjoyed an Oktoberfest style party complete with beer, great food, music and zany fun centered around the Burien Brat Trot 5K and 1 mile races.

The 5k race began promptly at 1p.m. at the corner of 10th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 152nd Street in Olde Burien.
Tyler Eidsmore of Auburn won the race. Kim Morgan was the first female to finish.

The 1-mile family race started at 1:40 p.m. at Lake Burien School Park.
Online registration closes Thursday Oct 4 at midnight.

The races benefitted two important local organizations—the Highline Schools Foundation, which gathers community resources to support the 18,000 public school students in the Highline School District, and Safe Kids King South King County under the direction of Seattle Children’s, which supports injury prevention through education and access.

The 5K race began in Olde Burien, circled Lake Burien and finished to cheering crowds in front of The Tin Room Bar and Grill.

At the finish line, was a festival the Brat Trot Crew called “Bavarianfest.” It featured the Three Tree Point Blues Band on the Mainstage and the band “Goofy Foot” on the Kid’s Stage.

Bavarianfest featured three beer gardens this year and some food vendors including sausage from Dan the Sausageman, and plenty of other food options.

The Brat Trot Kid’s Area was complete with a bouncy toy, art activities, face painting, and kid-only giveaways. Brat Trot knit caps, t-shirts and even hot dog costumes for sale.

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