The Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series is coming to The Emerald City (Seattle)! Run along the vibrant Lake Union, Seattle's trendy lakefront neighborhood and past the infamous houseboat and floating homes. To fans of the 1993 hit Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks, yes, that floating house is in Lake Union! The race starts near Fremont, the self-proclaimed "Center of the Universe" and one of the funkiest off-beat neighborhoods. Are you ready to take the challenge, Seattle? Prove it! Register today.
Event Basics
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Seattle
Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
October 13, 2013

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
Jennifer Rumple

Jesse Wornum

Jeff Nichols   Francelina Morillo

Join Jennifer Rumple from Season 12, Jesse Wornum from Season 11, Jeff Nichols and Francelina Morillo from Season 14, and Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Seattle 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 October 9, 2013. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available October 12, 2013.
Half Marathon Registration*
    $45.00   through 4/30/13  
    $55.00   through 6/30/13
    $75.00   through 8/31/13
    $90.00   through 10/9/13

5K Registration*
    $25.00   through 4/30/13
    $30.00   through 7/31/13
    $35.00   through 10/9/13  
    $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: October 9, 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: Sunday, October 13, 2013
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
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
Wallingford Boys and Girls Club
1310 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Saturday, October 12, 2013
12pm - 5pm

12:00 pm    Doors open
12:30 pm   Stretch & Strengthen with Jewel Parelman, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, and Marathon & Ironman Finisher
1:00 pm   First time runner Q&A with Seattle Green Lake Running Group
1:30 pm   Meet & Greet with Jen Rumple, Season 12 of "The Biggest Loser"
2:00 pm   Meet & Greet with Jesse Wornum, Season 11 of "The Biggest Loser"
2:30 pm   Dance Fitness with Fran Kao
3:00 pm   Meet & Greet with Jeff Nichols and Francelina Morillo, Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser"
5:00 pm   Doors close
Race Day Information
Sunday, October 13, 2013

6:30 am    Gear check and vendor tents open
8:00 am   Half Marathon Begins
8:30 am   5K Begins
9:00 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
10:00 am   5K walk and run awards at Festival Stage
10:30 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
11:00 am   Body Media Give away
11:15 am   Half Marathon run and walk awards
12:00 pm   Kids Fun Run begins
1:00 pm   All courses closed

Start/Finish Line:
    Gas Works Park
    2101 N Northlake
    Seattle, WA 98103

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Course Maps:


Half Marathon
BL 13.1

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 Half Marathon and 5K 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
View Parking Map

Please arrive early and give yourself enough time to find parking. Here are some nearby parking lots:

Lot at 34th and Evanston, behind the Red Door.
Getty Images underground parking garage on Canal St.
U-Park Lot at 900 N. 34th.
U-Park Lot at 720 N. 35th
U-Park Lot at 910 N. Northlake Way
U-Park Lot at 606 N. 34th St.
U-Park Lot at 501 N. 34th St.
U-Park Lot at 600 N. 36th St.
U-Park Lot at 1050 N. 34th St.

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.

The following locations are recommended for spectators of the half marathon course:
South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, 98109. There is a parking lot onsite.
The turnaround on the Burke Gilman trail at 45th Ave NE. Parking is available at University Village across the street.
Anywhere along the Burke as it parallels NE Pacific.
Anywhere along Westlake, There is parking available all along the street.
The turnaround on South Ship Canal Trail at 15th Ave NW. There is street parking available.

The following locations are recommended for spectators of the 5K course:
The turnaround on the Burke Gilman Trail at NW 39th.
In front of the Google building on the Burke Gilman Trail.

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?

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites SEATTLE-CITY CENTER
SEATTLE, WA, 98109
3.15 miles from Gas Works Park
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Concierge Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Internet Access (Kiosk)
  • Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
  • Pool (Indoor)
  • Private Bath (in some rooms)
  • Rollaway Beds Available
  • Wireless Internet Access in guest rooms
  • Work Desk w/Lamp (in some rooms)
Rate: $121.11 per room/per night
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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!

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
Awards Divisions
Half Marathon 5K awards