Race Series

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Panama City Beach Half Marathon/5K

Event Basics

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Panama City Beach
Half Marathon/5K

December 30, 2012

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

• White Sand Beach Vacation Destination
• 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
• Celebrity Appearances
• Commemorative Technical T-Shirt
• Race Number, Timing Tag, and Goodie Bag
• Spectacular Finish near the White Sand Beaches of Panama City Beach
• Water and Sports Drink along the Course
• Food, Sports Drink and Water at Finish Lines
• Live Entertainment at the Finish Line Festival
• Last but not Least, a Truly Unforgettable Experience
Registration
This Inaugural The Biggest Loser RunWalk will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of December 29, 2012. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at the Packet Pick-up will be available December 28 and December 29.
 
Half Marathon Registration*
    $85.00    through 8/31/12
    $95.00    through 10/31/12
    $105.00  through 12/29/12
    $125.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)
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5K Registration*

    $35.00  through 8/31/12
    $40.00  through 10/31/12
    $45.00  through 12/29/12
    $55.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)
The Biggest Loser Panama City Beach, FL
 

Kids Challenge (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 families and friends.

$20.00 - Pre-registered
$25.00 - Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)
The Biggest Loser Panama City Beach, FL
 

*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 Closed: On-site registration is available Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Packet Pick-up. Location: Conference Center at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
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: 11:30 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.
Give Back With Team Charity
The Biggest Loser RunWalk will donate up to $500 to your charity of choice! Here's how it works.

Either form or join a team. It's easy, here's how. Recruiting 20 members will be a snap. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, etc. You can also announce your team on our Facebook page. For the first 20 members, The Biggest Loser RunWalk will give a rebate of $10 per 5K and $25 per half marathon registration for your team to donate to the charity of its choice. Pay it forward! Do good for others as you're doing something good for yourself!
Corporate Challenge
Join our Corporate 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 or organization, join the Biggest Loser RunWalk Corporate Challenge!

  • $5 discount on race registration
  • Recruitment support
  • Special awards for team members
  • Team T-shirt (for groups of 50 or more)
See the Corporate Challenge form for instructions.
Packet Pick-Up
Location:
    Conference Center at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
    11212 Front Beach Road
    Panama City Beach, Florida 32407

Date/Time:
    December 29, 2012
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet and Greet:

    Late Registration (if available)
    Food and Fitness
    The First-Time Runner
    Biggest Loser Q&A
Race Day Information
Start Time:

 5:00 am    Race day packet pick-up and gear check opens
 6:30 am    Runners begin lining up
 7:00 am    5K and Half Marathon races start
 8:00 am    Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
 8:30 am    5K Awards at stage
 9:00 am    Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
 9:30 am    Live Zumba performance on Festival Stage
10:00 am   Half Marathon awards at stage
10:30 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
11:00 am   Kids Race runners begin lining up
11:30 am  Kids Race starts
12:00 pm   Adult course closes
12:30 pm   Kids course closes and event concludes

     Note: This race will be released in waves with the runners in the front
    and walkers towards the back.
 

Start Line:
    Pier Park
    600 Pier Park Drive
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413


Finish Line:
    Pier Park
    600 Pier Park Drive
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413


Course Map:




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

Timing System:

ChronoTrak/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 BiggestLoser.com/RunWalk shortly after the race.


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.
 

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. Here you will get your photo taken, and receive water, sports drink, and food.
Parking and Spectators
Parking:
    View parking map

    Get driving directions
 

Spectators:
We will have a map of spectator locations and views throughout the city. Spectators are advised to be in place by 6:00am on Race Day. Please check back for additional details.
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 be at least 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.
 
You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Half Marathon.
 
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:
The half marathon and 5k courses are both runner and walker-friendly. Walkers will have 5 hours to complete the half marathon course.
 

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.
 

Hotel
Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort
  • Rates starting at $79.00 per night
  • Reservations number 800-874-8686
  • Group Booking ID# 1092SX or ask for Biggest Loser RunWalk Group Rates
  • One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites available
  • Location of The Biggest Loser RunWalk Check In
11212 Front Beach Road,
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort

Call to book: 800-874-8686
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!
Beach Ball Drop
Participants can celebrate the completion of this fun and challenging RunWalk at Panama City Beach’s Fifth Annual Beach Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve. This yearly tradition takes place in the 1.1 million-square-foot outdoor lifestyle center Pier Park, during which an 800-pound glowing beach ball descends to signify the New Year. Earlier in the evening a family ball drop, consisting of 10,000 inflatable beach balls dropped from the sky, and a fireworks display is held. For more information on the Beach Ball Drop, please Visit Panama City Beach.