Join former contestants on The Biggest Loser and run through a work of art! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Charleston 5K/10K/Kids One Mile Fun Run is part of FestivALL Charleston 2013, a 10-day, family-friendly event that transforms the city. FestivALL features 130 events and 360 performances including visual arts, music, theater, film and dance! Sounds like a vacation!
Event Basics

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Charleston
5K/10K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

June 29, 2013

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
• 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
Lauren Lee 

Join Lauren Lee from Season 13 and Michael Dorsey from Season 14! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Charleston 5K/10K 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 June 26, 2013. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available June 28, 2013.
5K Registration*
    $25.00   through 3/31/13  
    $30.00   through 5/31/13
    $35.00   through 6/26/13
    $45.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

10K Registration*
    $40.00   through 3/31/13  
    $45.00   through 5/31/13
    $50.00   through 6/26/13
    $60.00  @ 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 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: June 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm CDT or until sell-out.
Kids Fit One Mile Race

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: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Start time: 10:45 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
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
All participants must pick up their packets between 3pm-8pm. Come out and get some inspiration before the race!

    Charleston Civic Center
    200 Civic Center Drive
     Charleston, WV 25301

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    Friday, June 28, 2013
    3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3:00 pm    Doors open
3:30 pm   Robert's Running & Walking Shop Q&A at Festival Stage
5:00 pm   Beginning runner Q&A & "The Biggest Loser" Trivia
6:00 pm   Meet & Greet with Michael Dorsey, Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser"
7:00 pm   Meet & Greet with Dan and Jackie Evans, Season 5 of "The Biggest Loser"
8:00 pm   Doors close
Race Day Information
Saturday, June 29, 2013

Start Time:
 7:30 am    Race day officially opens
9:00 am   5K & 10K begins in wave starts
9:30 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
10:00 am   5K run and walk awards at Festival Stage
10:45 am   Kids 1 Mile Fun Run begins
10:50 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
11:15 am   10K run awards on Festival Stage
BodyMedia giveaway
10K walk awards on Festival Stage
11:30am   Course is officially closed

Start/Finish Line:
    Haddad Riverfront Park
    Court St. & Kanawha Blvd.
    Charleston, WV 25304

Course Maps:

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

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
All 5K and 10K participants will be chip-timed.

*Please note: All participants must wear their race bib in order to have their times recorded. Race Results will be posted at 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.

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

Charleston Parking

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 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the 10K (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.

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.

The Biggest Loser RunWalk has teamed up with Nautilus Charleston Fitness Center/ YWCA Charleston for training runs! Stop by every Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 p.m. for group training runs and prepare for the big day! All you need is your gym shoes and proof of registration. See you there!

Nautilus Charleston Fitness Center/YWCA
1114 Quarrier Street
Charleston West Virginia 25301
Tuesday and Thursday
7:00 pm
Holiday Inn Express Charleston Civic Center
100 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Local shuttle service
  • WiFi in guest rooms
Discounted Rate: $108.83 per room per night
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Red Roof Inn Charleston - Kanawha City
6305 Maccorkle Ave. Se
Charleston, WV 25304
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Maid service
  • Non-Smoking room (in some rooms)
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bath (some rooms)
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Self parking-uncovered
  • Telephone
  • Uniformed security on-site
  • Wake-up service
Discounted Rate: $62.00 per room per night
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Embassy Suites Charleston
300 Court Street
Charleston, WV 25301
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Hot Tub
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • News Stand
  • Pool
  • Pool (Indoor)
  • Self parking - uncovered
Average Nightly Rate: $132.89
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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
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!
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