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February 9, 2014 - Half Marathon/5K

Mobile Alabama

Guest Starring:
Vinny Hickerson Biggest Loser
Vinny Hickerson
Jeff Nichols Biggest Loser
Jeff Nichols
Gina McDonald Biggest Loser
Gina McDonald
Francelina Morillo Biggest Loser
Francelina Morillo
Dan and Jackie Evans Biggest Loser RunWalk
Dan and Jackie Evans
Sponsored By: Mobile Sports Authority Lite Mix 99.9

We're kicking off Mardi Gras early this year in the city that created it! Join us on February 9, 2014 for a RunWalk through the streets of downtown Mobile, AL. Be sure to grab a friend and wear your best mask for this fun filled day! To add some extra excitement, we'll also be hosting a Mardi Gras costume contest after the race! Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in the following categories:

  • Team costume
  • Individual costume
  • Couples costume

Great prizes are being provided by Run-N-Tri Mobile, The Royal Scam and Heroes Sports Bar & Grill!

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
  • 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
Mobile Half Marathon Medal

Registration

Join Gina McDonald from Season 14, Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5, Jeff Nichols and Francelina Morillo from Season 14, and Vinny Hickerson from Season 12! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Mobile will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of February 6, 2014. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available February 8, 2014.

Half Marathon Registration*

  • $40.00 through 12/31/2013
  • $50.00 through 1/15/2014
  • $60.00 through 1/31/2014
  • $70.00 through 2/6/2014
  • $75.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

5K Registration*

  • $20.00 through 12/31/2013
  • $30.00 through 1/15/2014
  • $35.00 through 1/31/2014
  • $40.00 through 2/6/2014
  • $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 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: March 27, 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

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!

  • Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
  • 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

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:

  • Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel - Bon Secour Ballroom, 2nd Floor
  • 64 S Water St
  • Mobile, AL 36602

Dates/Time:

  • Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
  • Time: 11am - 4pm

Schedule:

Race tips, meet-and-greets, entertainment, and great exhibitors/vendors will be there!

  • 11:00am - Doors open
  • 12:00am - Stretch & Strengthen Demo with Jewel Parelman, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, and Marathon & Ironman Finisher
  • 12:30pm - New runner Q&A, Jewel Parelman, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Marathon and Ironman Finisher
  • 1:30pm - Zumba with the North Mobile Family YMCA & Moorer YMCA
  • 2:00pm - Jeff Nichols & Francelina Morillo from season 14 of "The Biggest Loser"
  • 2:30pm - Yoga for Runners with the North Mobile Family YMCA & Moorer YMCA
  • 3:00pm - Gina McDonald from season 14 of "The Biggest Loser"
  • 4:00pm - Doors close

Race Day Information

February 9, 2014


Schedule

  • 6:30 am - Festival area opens
  • 7:00 am - Pre-race announcements begin
  • 7:50 am - Nashville recording artist Dan Evans sings The National Anthem
  • 8:00 am - Half Marathon Begins (Wave Start)
  • 8:30 am - 5K Begins (Wave Start)
  • 9:00 am - Dan Evans and Vinny Hickerson from "The Biggest Loser" Season 12 and his band Trailer Choir perform live on Festival Stage
  • 9:30 am - 5K run and walk awards on Festival Stage*
  • 10:15 am - Vinny Hickerson and Dan Evans perform live on Festival Stage
  • 10:45 am - Half Marathon run awards on Festival Stage*
  • 11:15 am - Mardi Gras costume contest at Festival Stage
  • 11:30 am - Half Marathon walk awards on Festival Stage*
  • 12:30 pm - Kids 1 Mile Fun Run Begins
  • 1:00 pm - All courses close
*All winners must be present to receive their award. No awards will be mailed out.

Start/Finish Line

  • Downtown Mobile, AL
  • Across the street from the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, between Royal St., Church St. & Government St.

Course Maps

5K Map

HM Map

*Subject to change

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

Parking Map 2014


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.

Training is more fun with a group! Join fellow RunWalker's at the location below for free training runs!*

Run N Tri

  • 6345-L Airport Blvd., Piccadilly Square
  • Mobile, AL 36608
  • Phone: 251-340-8101

5K training runs: Mondays at 6pm.

Half marathon training runs: Wednesdays, between 5pm and 6pm.

*Must show proof of registration for The Biggest Loser RunWalk.

Hotels

Need a place to stay the night? Why not stay with fellow participants? Discounted rates below for all participants, family and friends!

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

  • 64 S Water St
  • Mobile, AL 36602
  • Only 1 block from the race start and finish!
  • Location of The Biggest Loser RunWalk Packet Pick-up
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • 24 hour Fitness Center
  • Discounted Participant Rate: $110/night

Or call 1-800-922-3298 and let them know you are with The Biggest Loser Room Block to receive the discounted room rates! Last day to make your reservations under the block is January 31st, 2014 so don't delay, make your reservation today!

Sponsors

Mobile Sports Authority Lite Mix 99.9

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

YMCA 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!

Giveaway

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.