Event Basics
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Racine
Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

September 22, 2013

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie, PA 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
• 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
  

Join Jeff Nichols and Francelina Morillo from Season 14, and Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Racine Half Marathon/5K and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of September 18, 2013. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available September 21, 2013.
 
Half Marathon Registration*
    $45.00   through 1/31/13 
    $55.00   through 2/28/13 
    $65.00   through 3/31/13 
    $75.00   through 5/31/13
    $85.00   through 7/31/13
    $90.00   through 9/18/13

    $99.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

5K Registration*
    $30.00   through 2/28/13  
    $35.00   through 5/31/13
    $40.00   through 7/31/13
    $45.00   through 9/18/13
    $50.00  @ 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 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: September 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm CDT or until sell-out.
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: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Start time: 2:00 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
Location:
    Festival Park
    5 5th Street
    Racine, WI

    
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Time/Dates:
Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schedule:
11:00 am    Doors open
11:30 am   Stretch & Strengthen demo with Jewel Parelman, AFAA certified, Marathon and Ironman Finisher
12:00 pm   First time runner Q & A with Jewel Parelman, AFAA certified, Marathon and Ironman Finisher
12:30 pm   Jazzercise with Beth Patzer
1:00 pm   Jeff and Franci, Season 14
2:00 pm   Kids Race begins
2:30 pm   Zumba with Alicia Jerrett
3:00 pm   Jackie Evans, Season 5
4:00 pm   Doors close
Race Day Information
Date:
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Start Time:
6:00 am    Festival area open gear check & vendors open
6:45 am    Pre Race Announcments
7:15 am    Half Marathon lines up
7:20 am    Nashville recording artist Dan Evans Sings the National Anthem
7:30 am   Half Marathon Begins
7:45 am   5K lines up
8:00 am   5K Begins
9:00 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live
10:00 am   BLRW Trivia (Prize Packages)
10:15 am   5K run and walk awards
10:45 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live
11:30 am   Body Media Give away
11:35 am   Half Marathon run and walk awards
12:30 am   Course closes



Start/Finish Line:
    Festival Park
    5 5th Street
    Racine, WI

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 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 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:
    Racine Parking Map
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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.
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!

Holiday Inn Express Racine Area / I-94 at Exit 333
13339 Hospitality Ct.
Sturtevant, WI, 53177
  • $85.00 + tax
  • Complimentary, Hot Breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
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  • Air conditioned
  • Broadband Internet access in guest rooms
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Car rental
  • Coffee maker
Radisson Hotel Racine Harbourwalk
223 Gaslight Circle
Racine, WI 53403

(262) 632-7777
1-800-333-3333
www.radisson.com/racinewi

Property located on Lake Michigan and is within walking distance of the event.

Discounted rates:
$145 plus tax for Standard King or 2 Double Guestroom
$155 plus tax for Marina View King or 2 Double Guestroom

Guests should call hotel directly and mention "The Biggest Loser RunWalk" to receive discount. The property is also working on a code to use during online reservations. That is on the way shortly.

  • Airport shuttle to/from Mitchell International Airport—nominal fee, by reservation only
  • Fitness Center
  • High-speed, wireless Internet access (complimentary)
  • Indoor pool
  • Room service
  • Whirlpool
Racine Marriott
7111 Washington Ave
Racine, WI 53406

(262) 886-6100
1-800-228-9290
www.marriott.com/mkerw
  • Fitness Center
  • Business center
  • Hotel has on site self-parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurants and lounges
Property is located about 5 miles west of the event site.

Discounted rate:
$99 plus tax for Standard King or 2 Double Guestroom
Free internet and 20% all food and beverage purchases at 20 & Oakes Bar & Grill for duration of stay

Online reservations can be made online by using the link below:
Racine Marriott »

Reservations can also be made over the phone using the code "Biggest Loser RunWalk" or by using the group code: blwblwa
Sponsors
Racine       

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!

Please fill out the Volunteer form to help!
 
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