The Biggest Loser RunWalk Springfield, OR
Event Basics
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Springfield
5K/15K/Kids One Mile Fun Run

April 14, 2013

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

• A race for all fitness levels. Whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race.
• Non-intimidating Environment for New Runners and Walkers
• The Biggest Loser Inaugural Finisher's Medal
• Celebrity Appearances
• Commemorative Biggest Loser RunWalk shirt
• Race Number, Timing Tag and Goodie Bag
• Water and Sports Drink along the Course
• Food, Sports Drink and Water at Finish Lines
• Live Entertainment by former Biggest Loser Season 5 contestant &
   Nashville recording artist, Dan Evans, at the Finish Line Festival
• Free Downloadable Race Photos
• Last but not Least, a Truly Unforgettable Experience
Registration
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Springfield 5K/15K and one 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 April 12, 2013. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available April 13, 2013.
 
5K Registration*
    $25.00   through 1/31/13 
    $30.00   through 3/31/13 
    $35.00   through 4/12/13 
    $45.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)



15K Registration*
    $45.00   through 1/31/13  
    $50.00   through 3/31/13
    $55.00   through 4/12/13
    $65.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)




Kids Fit One Mile Fun Run:

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.

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


*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fees listed above do not include the Active.com processing fee.

There is no wheelchair division available for this event. Click here to submit a question regarding wheelchairs.

Online Registration Closes: April 12, 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! 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, April 14, 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
Willamalane Park and Recreation District Location:
    Willamalane Center
    250 S. 32nd St.
    Springfield, OR 97478

    
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Time/Dates:
    Saturday, April 13, 2013. Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
Schedule:
     Springfield Schedule

Race Day Information
Date:
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Start Time:
9:00 am – 5K & 15K start time for all participants
12:00 pm – 1 mile Kids Race start time for all participants


Start/Finish Line:
    Willamalane Center
    250 S. 32nd St.
    Springfield, OR 97478


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, 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.
 

Timing System
All 5K and 15K participants will be chip-timed.

*Please note: All participants must wear their bib in order to have their times recorded. Race Results will be posted at www.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 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 you official finisher's photo on The Biggest Loser RunWalk scale!

*Please note: Your participant bib is how your photos/finisher photographs 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:
Limited parking will be available at Agnes Stewart Middle School and also at Willamalane Park & Recreation. Please see the parking map for available parking lots. There will also be street parking available throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. We strongly encourage use of the LTD Transit system as parking is limited and streets will be closed at 8:30am. For more information and to plan your trip visit www.ltd.org.

    Springfield Agnes Stewart Parking Map

    Springfield Willamalane Parking Map
 

Spectators:
Spectators are advised to be in place 1 hour before race start on Race Day. Please see the course map for route locations.
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 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:
Participants have 3.5 hours to complete the 15K (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.
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
919 Kruse Way
Springfield, Oregon 97477
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$109 per room per night
  • Full Service
  • New hotel offers on-site restaurant/bar
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • In-room microwave/refrigerator
  • Indoor pool/spa
  • Fitness center
  • Business center and private event space
Call 541-284-0707 and ask for the Biggest Loser RunWalk Group Rate.


Courtyard by Marriott
3443 Hutton Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477
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$99 per room per night
  • Fully renovated in 2011
  • 24-hour Starbucks on-site
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Indoor pool/spa
  • 24-hour market
  • Bistro dining
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
Call 541-726-2121 and ask for the Biggest Loser RunWalk Group Rate.


Holiday Inn Express
3480 Hutton Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477
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$99 per room per night
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • complimentary breakfast
Call 541-746-8471 and ask for the Biggest Loser RunWalk Group Rate.


Comfort Suites
969 Kruse Way
Springfield, Oregon 97477
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$85 per room per night
  • All suites
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Complimentary breakfast
Call 541-746-5359 and ask for the Biggest Loser RunWalk Group Rate.

Sponsors
Eugene Cascades Coast Sports              

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!
 
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