Biggest Loser Runwalk Las Cruses New Mexico

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Event Basics

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Las Cruces
Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

January 26, 2014

Biggest Loser RunWalk Las Cruces 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
Rebecca Wright
Jackson Carter Vinny Hickerson Dan and Jackie Evans

Join Rebecca Wright from Season 8 for the half marathon as she continues her journey of running 50 races in 50 states by 30 years old! Also join Jeff Nichols, Francelina Morillo and Jackson Carter from Season 14, Vinny Hickerson from Season 12, and Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Las Cruces will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of January 23, 2014. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available January 25, 2014.
Half Marathon Registration*
$45.00 through 10/15/13
$55.00 through 11/30/13
$70.00 through 12/31/13
$80.00 through 1/23/14
$99.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

5K Registration*
$25.00 through 10/15/13
$30.00 through 11/30/13
$35.00 through 12/31/13
$40.00 through 1/23/14
$45.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

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

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

*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include the 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: January 23, 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, January 26, 2014
Start time: 1:00 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
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!

Las Cruces Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 2
680 East University Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Saturday, January 25, 2014
11am - 4pm

11:00 am    Doors open
11:30 am   Mountain View Medical Center, Kelly Duke
12:00 pm    Stretch & Strengthen Demo with Jewel Parelman, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, and Marathon & Ironman Finisher
12:30 pm   Big Brothers Big Sister Representative, Katherine Souza
12:45 pm   Jackson Carter from "The Biggest Loser" Season 14
1:15 pm   Jeff Nichols & Francelina Morillo from "The Biggest Loser" Season 14
2:15 pm   Dorata Gruca, professional distance runner, coach, and
three-time national champion in the women's 5.000 meters
3:00 pm   United Way of SouthWest New Mexico CEO, Michael Zaragoza
Raffle Winners Announced
3:15 pm   Rebecca Wright from "The Biggest Loser" Season 8
4:00 pm   Doors close

*All participants, including teams, must pick up their own packets.
Race Day Information
7:30 am    Festival area opens
8:00 am    Pre-race announcements begin
8:50 am    Nashville recording artist Dan Evans sings The National Anthem
(NMSU ROTC colorguard presents colors)
9:00 am   Half Marathon Begins (Wave Start)
9:30 am   5K Begins (Wave Start)
10:15 am   Dan Evans and Vinny Hickerson from "The Biggest Loser" Season 12 and his band Trailer Choir perform live on Festival Stage
11:00 am   5K run and walk awards on Festival Stage*
11:30 am   Vinny Hickerson and Dan Evans perform live on Festival Stage
12:15 pm   Half Marathon run and walk awards on Festival Stage*
Raffle Winners Announced
1:00 pm   Kids 1 Mile Fun Run Begins (Wave Start)
2:00 pm   All courses close

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

RAFFLE: We will be raffling off prizes to help further the cause of our partnering charities. Raffle tickets can be purchased on 1/25 and 1/26. Prizes include: 1 month gym membership to Planet Fitness, 2 three month gym memberships to Planet Fitness, 1 six month membership to Planet Fitness, Sketchers sneakers, gift cards and many more!

Start/Finish Line:
Hadley Avenue Sports Complex
1500 E Hadley Ave
Las Cruces, NM

Course Maps:

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

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 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.

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

Las Cruces parking

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.

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

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
705 South Telshor Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM 88011
  • Fitness room
  • Fee wifi
  • Outdoor pool and jacuzzi
Discounted Participant Rate: $95 per night for a king or double sleeping room

Call 575-522-4300 and mention The Biggest Loser RunWalk to book today!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Las Cruces North
2142 Telshor Court
Las Cruces, NM 88011, US
  • Rooms equipped with microwaves and refrigerators
  • Hot breakfast buffet
  • Free wifi
  • Indoor heated pool
Additionally, all participants will receive:
  • Welcome bag with a water and snack
  • 500 bonus points to every IHG Rewards member
Rates starting from $94.00 + tax to $124.00 + tax depending on room type.
Book Now!

Or call 575-522-0700 and mention The Biggest Loser RunWalk to book today!.

Days Inn Las Cruces
755 Avenida de Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM 88005
  • Pet friendly
  • Free wi-fi
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free hot breakfast
Discounted Participant Rate: $49 per night

Call 575-526-8311 and mention The Biggest Loser RunWalk to book today!
Las Cruces Convention & Visitor's Bureau         KTSM

Mountain View Regional Medical Center         Las Cruces radio

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

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
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