Event Basics

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Eau Claire
Brought to you by Kristo Orthodontic Specialists
Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

October 20, 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
Lisa Rambo

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.
Half Marathon Registration*
$45.00 through 7/31/13
$55.00 through 8/31/13
$70.00 through 9/30/13
$80.00 through 10/17/13
$99.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

5K Registration*
$25.00 through 7/31/13
$30.00 through 8/31/13
$35.00 through 9/30/13
$40.00 through 10/17/13
$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: October 16, 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! 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, October 20, 2013
Start time: 1:30 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
Come out and get some inspiration before the race!

Eau Claire Children's Theatre
1814 N Oxford Ave Eau Claire, WI 54703

Saturday, October 19, 2013
11am - 4pm

11:00 am    Doors open
11:30 am   Stretch & Strengthen demo with Jewel Parelman, AFAA certified, Marathon and Ironman Finisher
12:00 pm   Lisa Rambo, Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser"
12:30 pm   Eau Claire Children's Theatre performance
1:30 pm   Jeff Nichols and Francelina Morillo, Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser"
2:00 pm   Dan Ekblad, motivational speaker
2:30 pm   Stucky Chiropractic demo
4:00 pm   Doors close

*All participants must pick up their own packets. There is no team packet pickup.
Race Day Information
Sunday, October 20, 2013

7:30 am    Festival area opens
8:50 am    Nashville recording artist Dan Evans Sings the National Anthem
9:00 am   Half Marathon and 5K begin
9:30 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
10:15 am   The Biggest Loser Trivia (prizes for winners)
10:30 am   5K run and walk awards at Festival Stage
11:15 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
12:30 pm   Half Marathon run and walk awards at Festival Stage
1:30 pm   Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run
2:00 pm   All courses close

Start/Finish Line:
Carson Park
101 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Course Maps:

Eau Calire 5K course map

Eau Claire Half Marathon course map

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 Half Marathon 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 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 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

Eau Claire, WI Parking Map
Alternate Parking:
Haas Fine Arts Center
121 Water Street
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Eau Claire Alternate Parking

From Hwy. 53 North or South:
Exit Hwy. 53 onto Clairemont Ave. (Hwy. 12) and go West. Turn left on Patton St. Take a quick right onto Lexington Blvd. Turn right on State St. (go down the hill). Turn left on Summit Ave. The Haas Fine Arts Center will be on your left immediately after the bridge.

From I-94 from the West:
Exit I-94 at Hwy. 37 (exit #65) and turn right. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Hamilton Ave. (by US Bank). Turn left on State St. Turn left on Summit Ave. The Haas Fine Arts Center will be on your left immediately after the bridge.

From I-94 from the East:
Exit I-94 at Hwy. 93 (exit #68) and turn right. Turn left at Golf Rd. and follow for 1.8 miles. Turn right on State St. Turn left on Summit Ave. The Haas Fine Arts Center will be on your left immediately after the bridge

*Be prepared to park in the alternate parking lot. There will be shuttles and buses running throughout the day to and from Carson Park. Please allow 15 minutes for parking and shuttle service.
Service will end at 3:00pm.

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.

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!*

Indianhead Track Club
1st Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Location: Owen Park (along the main bike/running trail in town and near the UW-EC campus. The clinics/training runs are held near the parking lot by the tennis courts.)

When: Tuesday evenings through October 8th
5:30 pm: Training Run
6:45 pm: Running Clinic

  Contact: Wade Zwiener

*Must show proof of registration for The Biggest Loser RunWalk.
Need a place to stay the night? Why not stay with fellow participants? Discounted rates below for all participants, family and friends!

Eau Claire Hampton Inn & Suites
2622 Craig Road
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54701
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Pool & Hot tub
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
Discounted Rate: $129 per room per night. Use special rate code "BIG."
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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 Sponsorship@BiggestLoserRunWalk.com
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!
Awards Divisions
Half Marathon 5K awards