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June 22, 2014 - Half Marathon/5K

Erie, PA

Guest Starring:
Dan and Jackie Evans Biggest Loser RunWalk
Dan and Jackie Evans
Chelsea Arthurs Biggest Loser
Chelsea Arthurs
David Brown Biggest Loser
David Brown
Sposored By: CARA wicu12 Happi 92.7 UPMC Health UPMC Hamot Downs Casino

The Biggest Loser RunWalk is returning to Erie! A portion of proceeds from this race will be donated to the Penn State Behrend Health & Wellness Program!

Event Basics

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

**The course for The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie, PA runs through Presque Isle State Park which gets more visitors per year than Yellowstone National Park! The race is also part of Celebrate Erie a four day street fest off the beachy shores of Lake Erie. Stay for the festival after the race, or plan a vacation around it and explore the parks and beaches!

Registration

Join David Brown and Chelsea Arthurs from Season 15, and Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie sold out last year so make sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of June 19, 2014. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available June 21, 2014.

Half Marathon Registration*

  • $55.00 through 1/31/2014
  • $65.00 through 3/31/2014
  • $75.00 through 5/30/2014
  • $85.00 through 6/19/2014
  • $99.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

5K Registration*

  • $35.00 through 4/30/2014
  • $40.00 through 6/19/2014
  • $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: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:59pm CST 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.

Casino Night Meet n' Greet

Feeling lucky? Make it a weekend trip! Have some fun and meet Season 15's David Brown and Chelsea Arthurs on Friday night. All participants will receive a coupon for the casino in your pre-runner email one week prior to the race. Make sure to bring the coupon with you Friday night to exchange for free money to play and win! Must be 21+ to play.

When: Friday, June 20th, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Presque Isle Downs & Casino - 8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509

Printable Free Play Coupon!

Kids Fit One Mile Fun Run

Kids Fit Foundation

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, June 22, 2014
  • Start time: 12:00 pm

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

Team Challenge

Join our Team Challenge program!

Gather your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers and sign up as a team for the Biggest Loser RunWalk near you! It's easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Register.
  2. Give your team a name.
  3. Spread the word, build your team and earn perks!

Those joining your team receive $5 OFF their registration fee.*

As a Team Captain, we will provide you with the following:

  • 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.

*Must join your team upon their initial registration.

Packet Pick-up

Come out and get some inspiration before the race!

Bring signed waiver to Packet Pick up.

Location:

  • Junker Center
  • Located on The Behrend College Campus
  • 5103 Station Road
  • Erie, PA 16563

Dates/Time:

  • Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
  • Time: 11am - 4pm

Schedule:

  • Food and Fitness
  • The First-Time Runner
  • Biggest Loser Q&A

Race Day Information

June 22, 2014


Start Time

  • 8:00 am - Half Marathon start time
  • 8:30 am - 5K start time
  • 12:00 pm - 1 mile Kids Fun Run start time

Start/Finish Line

  • Soccer/Lacrosse Complex - Located on The Behrend College Campus
  • l5103 Station Road
  • Erie, PA 16563

Course Maps

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

State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participant finishing times. The ChronoTrack system uses a B-Tag, which is affixed to the back of your bib (race number), allowing you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.

*Please note: All participants must wear their bib in order to have their times recorded. Race Results will be posted on our results page 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

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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.

Celebrate Erie Week

This race is a part of Celebrate Erie (August 15 - 18), an annual four day street festival centered on downtown Erie. Event goers can sample a "Taste of Erie", enjoy the Chalk Walk, Kid's Zone, fireworks and local artists/performers. Each evening closes with a free live concert where previous music headliners have included acts such as Three Dog Night, the Beach Boys and country star Craig Morgan.

Training Programs

Need help training for the race? Check out The Biggest Loser RunWalk training programs brought to you by BodyMedia.

Hotels

Need a place to stay the night? Why not stay with fellow participants? Discounted rates below for all participants, family and friends!

Quality Inn & Suites

  • 6467 Sterrettania Road
  • Fairview (Erie), PA 16415
  • 814-838-7647

Discounted rate: $110 per room per night.

Call 814-838-7647 to make your reservations.

*Be sure to mention The Biggest Loser RunWalk for discounted rate.


Comfort Inn Presque Isle

  • 3041 West 12th Street
  • Erie, PA, US, 16505

Discounted rate: $143.99 per room per night.


LaQuinta Inn & Suites

  • 7820 Perry Highway
  • Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
  • (814) 864-1812
  • Rates*:
  • 2 Double Beds: $129
  • Executive King (1 King Bed with Sofa Sleeper): $149
  • King Whirlpool Room: $159

*Rates Effective June 20, 2014 and June 21, 2014 - Rate does not include applicable taxes & fees

For reservations call 814-864-1812. Please make sure to specify that you are with the Biggest Loser RunWalk when booking to receive your discounted rate.


Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center

  • 8040-A Perry Highway
  • Erie, PA 16509-6621
  • 814-864-4911

Discounted rate: $129 per room per night.

Call for The Biggest Loser RunWalk discounted rate: 814-864-4911.


Red Roof Inn

  • 7865 Perry Hwy
  • Erie, PA 16509
  • 814-868-5246

Rates: Standard King/Double rates: $119.00+tax per room/per night

Call 800-Red-Roof and book your reservation by May 27, 2014. Give code B054BL2014 and you will receive a special discount of $119.00+tax and reference Biggest Loser RunWalk.

Sponsors

CARA wicu12 Happi 92.7 UPMC Health UPMC Hamot Downs Casino

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

Kids Fit Foundation

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

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!

Awards Divisions

Caboose Award

Half Marathon/5k Run Division Awards

Half Marathon Run Division
Overall Male & Female 1st - 2nd - 3rd
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+
5K Run Division
Overall Male & Female 1st - 2nd - 3rd
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+

Half Marathon/5k Walk Division Awards

Half Marathon Walk Division
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+
5K Walk Division
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+

* Note: Participants must be at ceremony to recieve award.