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Saturday - June 20th, 2015

Rockford, IL - Half Marathon/5K

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Dan and Jackie Evans Biggest Loser RunWalk
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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 & Food at the Finish Line
  • Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience

Registration

Half Marathon Registration*

  • $45.00 through 11/30/2014
  • $55.00 through 12/31/2014
  • $65.00 through 2/28/2015
  • $75.00 through 4/30/2015
  • $85.00 through 5/31/2015
  • $90.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)
Register For Half Marathon

5K Registration*

  • $25.00 through 11/30/2014
  • $30.00 through 12/31/2014
  • $35.00 through 4/30/2015
  • $40.00 through 5/31/2015
  • $45.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)
Register For 5K

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

  • Pre-registered and @ Packet Pick-up - $15.00
Register For Kids Race

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Join Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! This Biggest Loser RunWalk Half Marathon/5k and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available.

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

Online Registration Closes: June 17th, 2015 at 11:59 pm CDT or until sell-out.

*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.

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

VIP Area

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.

Volunteers

Volunteer For The Biggest Loser RunWalk

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!

Volunteer For This Race

Kids Fit Foundation
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! Please register your child prior to the race.

  • Date: Saturday - June 20th, 2015
  • 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.

Team Challenge

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.

Team Challenge

Join our Team Challenge program!

Packet Pick-up (Friday - June 19th, 2015)

Please bring signed waiver to Packet Pick up.

Where:

  • Davis Park
  • 318 S. Wyman St.
  • Rockford, IL 61101

When:

  • Date: Friday - June 19th, 2015
  • Time: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Schedule:

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

Lectures Including:

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

Race Day (Saturday - June 20th, 2015)

Start Times/Schedule

Coming Soon!

Start/Finish Line

  • Davis Park
  • 318 S. Wyman St.
  • Rockford, IL 61101


Course Maps

5K Map

Half Marathon Map

Half Marathon Map

This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.


Parking

Free Parking

Parking Map 2014


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.


Race Day Specifics

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.

Spectators

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. Please see the course map for route locations.

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.

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.

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 and 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.


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!


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.

Featured Race Hotels

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

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford

  • 200 South Bell School Road
  • Rockford, IL 61108
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • Pool indoor and outdoor
  • Restaurant on site

$109/Per Night Room Rate! Book Online...

Sponsors

Go Rockford WREX

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

rock-river-valley 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.

Awards/Training

Awards Divisions

View our award divisions for Biggest Loser RunWalk races. Please note, participants must be at ceremony to recieve award.

Training Programs

Need help training for the race? Check out The Biggest Loser RunWalk training programs.