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March 16, 2013 - 5K

Sacramento, California

Need an excuse to celebrate St. Patty's weekend? The Biggest Loser RunWalk is coming to Sacramento on March 16, 2013. Do something good for your body and join former contestants on "The Biggest Loser" in a 5K RunWalk and Kids Fit Half Mile Fun Run. Enjoy live music along the course and get your own pot o' gold at the finish line (aka Finisher's Medal). You don't need the luck of the Irish to attend this event, just register and get your green gear ready. Hurry! This event will sell out quickly!

Event Basics

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 by former contestants from "The Biggest Loser"
  • Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course and Food at the Finish Line
  • Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience

Registration

Join Jeff Nichols, Francelina Morillo and Lisa Rambo from Season 14, and Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Eau Claire, brought to you by Kristo Orthodontic Specialists, will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of October 17, 2013. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available October 19, 2013.

5K Registration*

  • $40.00 through 2/28/2013
  • $45.00 through 3/9/2013
  • $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: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:59pm PST 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

Kids Fit Foundation

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!

  • Start time: 9:45 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.

Team Challenge

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:

  • Fleet Feet Sports
  • 2311 J Street
  • Sacramento, CA 95816

* There will be late packet pick-up race day morning beginning at 6:30 am at Raley Field.


Dates/Time:

  • Date: March 13 (Wednesday), March 14 (Thursday), March 15 (Friday)
  • Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm packet pick-up begins each day

Race Day Information

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Start Time

  • 6:30 am - Registration opens at Raley Field
  • 8:00 am – 5K start time for all participants
  • 9:45 am – Kids Fit Half Mile Fun Run start time

Start/Finish Line

  • Raley Field
  • 400 Ballpark Drive
  • West Sacramento, CA 95691

Course Maps

Sacramento 5K Map 2013

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 on our results page 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

Main Routes to Raley Field:

US 50 Westbound (From Folsom, Rancho Cordova, etc.)
  • Bus. 80 west to the Jefferson Blvd./South River Road Exit.
  • Keep right to South River Road.
  • Turn left at the light at the bottom of the ramp to Stadium; look for parking.
Interstate 80 Eastbound (From San Francisco, Davis, etc.)
  • I-80 Eastbound to Capital City Freeway
  • (Bus. 80/US-50) toward South Lake Tahoe.
  • Bus. 80/US-50 East to Downtown/Jefferson Exit.
  • Turn right on Jefferson, left on 15th, left on South River Road.
  • Follow Garden Street to Riske Road and Raley Field parking lots.
  • (This exit is not accessible after 7:15 am).
Interstate 5 North (From Elk Grove, Stockton, etc.)
  • Exit at Bus-80/US-50 Westbound (San Francisco).
  • Bus. 80 west to Jefferson Blvd./South River Road Exit.
  • Keep right to South River Road.
  • Turn left at the light at the bottom of the ramp to Stadium.
Interstate 80 Westbound (From Roseville, Auburn, etc.)
  • Stay On I-80 West To I-5 South.
Interstate 5 South (From Woodland, Redding, etc.)
  • Exit I-5 South at J Street.
  • Turn right on 3rd Street.
  • Turn right on Capitol Mall and take Capitol Mall across the Tower Bridge.
  • Look for entrances to Raley Field parking lots G and H on your right.

Do not attempt to drive to Raley Field by crossing the Tower Bridge from Sacramento after 7:15 am. The Tower Bridge off-ramp to West Capitol Avenue will close at 7:15 am.

Some of these roads will close by 7:15 am for final course set-up. All entrants should plan to arrive at Raley Field by at least 6:15 am. RACE WILL START ON TIME!


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!

Days Inn Sacramento Downtown

  • 228 Jibboom St.
  • Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Continental breakfast included
  • Microwave and mini-fridge
  • No charge for high speed Internet access
  • Free parking
  • 1.7 miles from start line

King + Sofa Bed (occ 4): $74.99 per room per night
Two Queens (occ 4): $74.99 per room per night


Hampton Inn & Suites West Sacramento

  • 800 Stillwater Rd.
  • Sacramento, CA 95605
  • Hot breakfast included
  • Microwave and mini-fridge for a fee
  • No charge for high speed Internet access
  • Free parking
  • 3.4 miles from start line

Large Studio Suite: $109 per room per night
Two Queens: $99 per room per night


Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center

  • 728 16th St.
  • Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Hot breakfast included
  • Microwave and mini-fridge
  • No charge for high speed Internet access
  • Free parking
  • 2.1 miles from start line

King (occ 2): $99 per room per night
Two Doubles (occ 4): $99 per room per night

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

Kids Fit Foundation

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

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!

Awards Divisions

Caboose Award

Half Marathon/5k Run Division Awards

Half Marathon Run Division
Overall Male & Female 1st - 2nd - 3rd
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+
5K Run Division
Overall Male & Female 1st - 2nd - 3rd
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+

Half Marathon/5k Walk Division Awards

Half Marathon Walk Division
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+
5K Walk Division
1st - 2nd - 3rd awarded to each age group
14 & Under 40 - 44
15 - 19 45 - 49
20 - 24 50 - 54
25 - 29 55 - 59
30 - 34 60 - 64
35 - 39 65 - 69
70+

* Note: Participants must be at ceremony to recieve award.