The Biggest Loser RunWalk Austin
Event Basics

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Half Marathon/5K Austin

March 30, 2014

Austin Half Marathon medal A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk!

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

• The Biggest Loser Finisher's Medal
• Commemorative Biggest Loser RunWalk shirt
• Drawstring Backpack
• Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals
• Free Downloadable Race Photos
• Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers
• Celebrity appearances by former contestants from "The Biggest Loser"
• Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course
  and Food at the Finish Line
• Finish Line Festival Entertainment by Billboard Chart Topping Artist &
   Former Biggest Loser Season 5 Contestant, Dan Evans
• Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience
Registration
Sandy Dolan

Elizabeth Ruiz

Marie Pearl
Vinny Hickerson Dan and Jackie Evans

Join Sandy Dolan and Elizabeth Ruiz from Season 10, Marie Pearl from Season 15, Vinny Hickerson from Season 12, and Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Austin will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of March 27, 2014. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available March 29, 2014.
 
Half Marathon Registration*
$45.00 through 12/31/13
$55.00 through 1/31/14
$65.00 through 2/28/14
$75.00 through 3/15/14
$85.00 through 3/27/14
$99.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)



5K Registration*
$25.00 through 12/31/13
$30.00 through 1/31/14
$35.00 through 2/28/14
$40.00 through 3/27/14
$45.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)



Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: (Ages 4-12)*

Pre-registered and @ Packet Pick-up - $15.00


*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include the Active.com processing fee. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

There is no wheelchair division available for this event. Click here to submit a question regarding wheelchairs.

Online Registration Closes: March 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm CDT or until sell-out.
VIP Experience
Enjoy the VIP treatment!

The VIP experience includes:
  • Complimentary pre-race snacks
  • Catered lunch
  • Free beverages (coffee, soda, and water)
  • Premium seating
  • VIP parking
All benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation! Plus, you'll get an exclusive meet 'n' greet with former Biggest Loser contestants.

Anyone can purchase a VIP ticket, even if you are not participating in the race.
Kids Fit One Mile Fun Run


Don't forget to bring the kids for their very own fun run (ages 4-12) hosted by Kids Fit Foundation! Kids Fit programs and events are designed to be a day for kids to reach their goals and to celebrate their healthy lifestyle achievements with their family and friends. We encourage all families to get their children active at a young age. All children receive a t-shirt and finisher's medal. Bring the camera and we'll bring the smiles!

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Start time: 11:30 am

The Kids Fit Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to serve communities with the charitable mission to fund and provide fitness programs for at risk youth and their families.

*Please register your child prior to the race.
Team Challenge
Join our Team Challenge program!

Motivating others to achieve a goal is a tremendous bonding experience. If you're looking for a way to build teamwork and community within your company, organization, church, school, or neighborhood, join The Biggest Loser RunWalk Team Challenge!

  • Discount on race registration
  • Recruitment support (flyers and custom e-blasts)
  • Group commemorative photo
  • Start & finish line tent (with banner display) with 25+ runners
See the Team Challenge form for more perks and instructions.
Packet Pick-up
Come out and get some inspiration before the race!

Bring signed waiver to Packet Pick up.

Location:
Cedar Park Middle School
2100 Sun Chase Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613


Time/Dates:
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Times: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schedule:
Race tips, meet-and-greets, entertainment, and great exhibitors/vendors will be there!

11:00 am    Packet pickup and on-site registration begins
11:30 am    Stretch & Strengthen Demo with Jewel Parelman, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, and Marathon & Ironman Finisher
12:00 pm   New Runner Q&A with Jewel Parelman, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, and Marathon & Ironman Finisher
12:30 pm   American Diabetes Association
1:00 pm   Vinny Hickerson from Season 12 of "The Biggest Loser"
2:00 pm   Flex Fit Gym - Cardio Training Demo
2:30 pm   Marie Pearl, from Season 15 of "The Biggest Loser"
2:45 pm   Dan and Jackie Evans from Season 5 of "The Biggest Loser"
4:00 pm   Packet pickup and on-site registration ends
Race Day Information
Date:
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Schedule:
 6:00 am    Festival area opens, packet pickup, day-of registration begins
 7:25 am    Nashville recording artist Dan Evans sings "The Star-Spangled Banner"; UT Army ROTC Color Guard
7:30 am   Half-Marathon start time for all participants (wave start)
8:00 am   5k start time for all participants (wave start)
8:45 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
9:00 am   5K run and walk awards at Festival Stage*
9:30 am   5k course closes for all participants
10:15 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
10:45 am   Half Marathon run awards at Festival Stage*
11:00 pm   Half Marathon walk Awards at Festival Stage*
11:30 am   Kids Fit One Mile Fun Run start time for all participants
12:30 pm   Half Marathon course closes for all participants

*All winners must be present to receive their award. No awards will be mailed out.

Start/Finish Line:
Cedar Park Middle School
2100 Sun Chase Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613


Course Maps:






*Subject to change
 

Rain or Shine:
This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.
 

Course:
For the safety of all participants, the following are prohibited: bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards and all motor-driven vehicles.

Portable toilets, fluid replacement and first aid will be available on the course. Certified medical personnel will be available at the start and finish areas of the race.
 

Timing System
All 5K and Half Marathon participants will be chip-timed.

*Please note: All participants must wear their race bib in order to have their times recorded. Race Results will be posted at BiggestLoser.com/RunWalk shortly after the race.


Gear Check
Gear check will be available for all participants on race day. Please tear off the gear check tag from the bottom of your race bib and attach it to your bag.


Photography
Participants will receive FREE downloadable race photos!

There will be photographers along the course snapping your photo for some great action shots, but make sure to stop by the finish line festival to take your official finisher's photo!

*Please note: Your race bib is how your photos will be tagged to yourself, so make sure to wear it on race day in a clear visible spot on the front of your clothing. You will receive an email when your photos are available for viewing, complete with easy links to share on Facebook and Twitter!


Runner Secure Zone/Finish Line:
Once you cross the finish line you'll enter a Runner Secure Zone - a fenced off area for race participants only. You will receive water, sports drink, and food.
Parking and Spectators
Parking:

Parking map coming soon!


Spectators:
We welcome all spectators to cheer on participants and loved ones! There is no fee to be a spectator at this race. Spectators are advised to be in place 1 hour before race start on Race Day.
Rules and Policies
Race Rules:
You must bring a photo ID to pick up your own race bib and timing chip at packet pick-up. No one else can pick up your packet for you.
 
Race bibs are required to participate.
 
No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards or dogs will be allowed on the course.
 

Course Time Limit:
Participants have 5 hours to complete the half marathon (22 min/mile pace). The 5K participants have 1.5 hours to complete the course (30 min/mile pace). The course has a rolling street closure. If you fall behind this pace, the roads will be reopened to normal traffic and you will be a pedestrian and subject to normal traffic rules.
 

Cancellations:
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another event. If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future events for three years.
Training Programs
Need help training for the race? Check out The Biggest Loser RunWalk training programs brought to you by BodyMedia.

Training is more fun with a group! Join fellow RunWalker's at the location below for free training runs!*

Cedar Park:
Time:   Mondays at 6 PM
Location:   Trail Head at Twin Lakes YMCA
204 E Little Elm Trail
Cedar Park, TX 78613
North Austin:
Time:   Tuesday & Wednesdays at 6 AM; & Saturdays at 8 AM
Location:   Texas Running Company - Gateway
9901 N Capital of Texas Hwy #160
Austin, TX 78759
Round Rock:
Time:   Wednesdays at 6 PM
Location:   Old Settler's Park at the Dell Diamond
3400 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
Distance:
Weekday: Training Walk/Runs 45 minutes to 1 hour, 2-6 miles, depending on number of miles called for in that day's training schedule.
Saturday: Long Walk/Runs: 1.5 to 2 hours, 3+ miles, depending on number of miles called for in that day's training schedule.

Website: www.IAmAGem.com

        Contact: Bonni Wildesen
bwildeartz@gmail.com

*Must show proof of registration for The Biggest Loser RunWalk.
Hotels
Need a place to stay the night? Why not stay with fellow participants? Discounted rates below for all participants, family and friends!

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cedar Park
1605 East Whitestone Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave and mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker/hair dryer
  • Complimentary newspaper
King Suite: $129 per room per night
Two Queens: $119 per room per night

Make sure to book by Saturday, March 8th, 2014 to guarantee your spot!

Book now
Sponsors
The Biggest Loser RunWalk helps thousands of people complete their fitness goals. Support this cause by sponsoring this unique race series. For more information, please email Sponsorship@BiggestLoserRunWalk.com
Charities
American Diabetes Association        


In an effort to help fund community programs and development, RunWalk works with local charities in each community that we visit. For more information on becoming a featured charity at one of our races, please email us at contact@biggestloserrunwalk.com.
Volunteers
Want to be a part of the excitement?

We are always looking for volunteers to join us on the big day!
Aside from having a great time, all volunteers will receive a special Biggest Loser RunWalk t-shirt!

Please fill out the Volunteer form to help!
 
Awards Divisions
Half Marathon 5K awards