Race Series

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Seattle, WA

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 12, 2014

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 Technical T-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
Registration
Dan and Jackie Evans

Join 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, 2014. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available October 11, 2014.
 
Half Marathon Registration*
    $55.00   through 4/30/14 
    $65.00   through 6/30/14 
    $75.00   through 8/31/14
    $85.00   through 10/9/14
    $99.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)



5K Registration*
    $35.00   through 8/31/14
    $40.00   through 10/9/14
    $45.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)



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

Pre-registered and @ 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: October 9, 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, October 12, 2014
Start time: TBD

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!

Bring signed waiver to Packet Pick up.

Location:
TBD


Time/Dates:
Saturday, October 11, 2014.
Time: TBD

Schedule:
Lectures Including:

Food and Fitness
The First-Time Runner
Biggest Loser Q&A

Race Day Information
Date:
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Start Time:
TBD


Start/Finish Line:
TBD


Course Maps:
Coming soon!


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:
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.



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.

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.
 

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!

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center
618 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109
3.4 miles from Gas Works Park and 2 blocks from the Space Needle
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
  • Rollaway Beds Available
  • Work Desk (All Rooms)
Rate: $105.00 plus tax per room/per night 1-2 people
Rate: $115.00 plus tax per room/per night 3-4 people
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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
Charities


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 contact@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!
 
Awards Divisions
Half Marathon 5K awards