The Biggest Loser RunWalk Jackson, MS
Event Basics

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Jackson
Half Marathon/5K

April 6, 2013

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

• Non-intimidating Environment for New Runners and Walkers
• Chip-timed race for runners and those tracking personal goals
• Award divisions for runners and walkers
• The Biggest Loser Inaugural Finisher's Medal
• Commemorative Biggest Loser RunWalk shirt
• Race Number, Timing Tag, and Goodie Bag
• Water and Sports Drink along the Course
• Sports Drink and Water at Finish Line
• Healthy snacks designed by Dan and Jackie
• Live Entertainment at the Finish Line Festival
• Season 10 Winner Patrick House and Gina McDonald from Season 14
• Dan and Jackie Evans From Season 5
• Last but not Least, a Truly Unforgettable Experience
Registration




Join Patrick House, Season 10 winner, Gina McDonald from Season 14 and Dan and Jackie Evans, from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Jackson Half Marathon/5K race will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of April 2, 2013. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available April 5, 2013.
 
Half Marathon Registration*
    $65.00   through 12/31/12 
    $75.00   through 4/3/13
    $85.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)




5K Registration*
    $30.00   through 12/31/12  
    $35.00   through 4/3/13
    $45.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)




Kids Fit One Mile Fun Run:

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 families and friends.

$10.00 - Pre-registered
$15.00 - Packet Pick-up


*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fees listed above do not include the Active.com processing fee.

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

Online Registration Closes: April 2, 2012 or until sell-out.
Kids Challenge

Don’t forget to bring the kids for their very own kids race (ages 4-12) hosted by Kids Fit Foundation! 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!

Start time: 11:45am
Location: The Art Garden at The Mississippi Museum of Art

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
Location:
    Jackson Convention Complex
    105 East Pascagoula Street
    Jackson, MS 39201 


Time/Dates:
    Friday April 5, 2013. Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
Schedule:
    5:30a.m. Race day packet pickup, gear check and vendor tents open
    7:00a.m. Runners begin lining up at start line
    7:30a.m. Half marathon and 5K race begins
    8:00a.m. Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
    9:30a.m. 5K run and walk awards and Half marathon run awards at Finish     Festival Stage Drawing for BodyMedia winner at Finish Festival Stage
    10:15a.m. Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
    11:25a.m. Kids begin to line up for Kids Fun Run
    11:45a.m. Kids Fun Run begins
    12:15p.m. Half marathon walk awards at Finish Festival Stage
    12:30p.m. Adult course closes and Festival ends
Race Day Information
Start Time:
7:30 am     Half Marathon and 5K start time for all participants
11:45 am   Kids One Mile Fun Run sponsored by Kids Fit Foundation



Start/Finish Line:
    The Art Garden at The Mississippi Museum of Art
    380 South Lamar Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
 

Course Maps*:



 

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, strollers 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. A visor, sunscreen, lip balm and good shoes will get you safely across the finish line.
 

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 at www.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 bib and attach it to your bag using the gear check tie provided in your runner’s envelope at packet pick-up.

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
 

Spectators:
We will have a map of spectator locations and views throughout the city. Spectators are advised to be in place 1 hour before race start on Race Day. Please see the course map for route locations.
Rules and Policies
Race Rules:
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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 race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
 
If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future events for three years.
 
You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
 
Must bring a photo ID to pick up your own race packet and bib at packet-pick up. No one else can pick up your packet for you.
 
Race numbers are required to participate.
 
No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers 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.
Training Programs
Need help training for the race? Check out The Biggest Loser RunWalk training programs brought to you by BodyMedia.
Hotels
Jackson Marriott
200 East Amite St
Jackson, MS 39201

Amenities:
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Complimentary coffee/newspaper
  • Social Hour
  • Fitness center
  • Internet access
  • Pool
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Free local calls
  • Concierge services
  • Business center
Discounted Rate: $99.00 per room per night.
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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
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! Snacks and beverages will be also provided.

Please fill out the Volunteer form to help!
 
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