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The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie, PA

Join former contestants from The Biggest Loser and RunWalk along sandy beaches and the picturesque Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. Come for the run, stay for the fun! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie Half Marathon/5K is part of Celebrate Erie, a four day street festival off the beach. Make a vacation, or at the very least a day out of this! Enjoy the post race festival, Taste of Erie, performances by famous musicians, fireworks, a two-block kids zone, crafts and the unbelievable Chalk Walk.
Event Basics
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie
Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
August 17, 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:

Erie half marathon medal •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

**The course for The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie, PA runs through Presque Isle State Park which gets more visitors per year than Yellowstone National Park! The race is also part of Celebrate Erie a four day street fest off the beachy shores of Lake Erie. Stay for the festival after the race, or plan a vacation around it and explore the parks and beaches!
Pamela Geil

Join Pam Geil from Season 14, and Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! The Biggest Loser RunWalk Erie race will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! Online registration is open for this event through the evening of August 14, 2013. If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available.
Half Marathon Registration*
    $45.00   through 12/31/12 
    $55.00   through 1/28/13
    $65.00   through 2/28/13
    $75.00   through 4/30/13
    $85.00   through 6/30/13
    $90.00   through 8/14/13
    $99.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

5K Registration* - SOLD OUT
    $20.00   through 12/31/12
    $25.00   through 2/28/13
    $30.00   through 6/30/13  
    $35.00   through 8/14/13
    $40.00  @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

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

Pre-registered - $10.00 FREE!
Packet Pick-up - $15.00 FREE!

*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: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:59pm CST 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: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Start time: 11:00 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
    Bayfront Convention Center
    1 Sassafras Pier
    Erie, PA

    Friday, August 16, 2013
    3pm - 8pm

3:00 pm    Doors open
3:30 pm   Learn about BodyMedia
4:00 pm   Stretch & Strengthen demo with Jewel Parelman, AFAA certified, Marathon and Ironman Finisher
5:00 pm   First time runner Q & A with Jewel Parelman, AFAA certified,
Marathon and Ironman Finisher
6:00 pm   Pam Geil, Season 14
7:00 pm   Dan and Jackie Evans, Season 5
8:00 pm   Doors close
Race Day Information
Saturday, August 17, 2013

5:30 am    Festival area opens
6:50 am   Dan Evans sings The National Anthem
7:00 am   Half Marathon begins
7:10 am   5K begins
8:00 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
8:30 am   5K run and walk awards at Festival Stage
9:30 am   Nashville recording artist Dan Evans performs live on Festival Stage
BodyMedia giveaway
10:30 am   Half Marathon run and walk awards at Festival Stage
11:00 am   Kids 1 Mile Fun Run begins
12:00 pm   All courses closed

Start/Finish Line:
    Presque Isle State Park
    Beach 11
    Erie, PA

Course Maps:

Erie Half Marathon course map

Erie 5K course map

ERie Kids 1 mile fun run

Rain or Shine:
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
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 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
Parking is available at Beach 11 (race start) and Beach 10 (overflow lot). When you enter the park, parking guards will be on hand to direct you. Please keep in mind that it takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from the park entrance to the race start.

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.
Celebrate Erie Week
This race is a part of Celebrate Erie (August 15 - 18), an annual four day street festival centered on downtown Erie. Event goers can sample a "Taste of Erie", enjoy the Chalk Walk, Kid's Zone, fireworks and local artists/performers. Each evening closes with a free live concert where previous music headliners have included acts such as Three Dog Night, the Beach Boys and country star Craig Morgan.
Training Programs
Need help training for the race? Check out The Biggest Loser RunWalk training programs brought to you by BodyMedia.
Need a place to stay the night? Why not stay with fellow participants? Discounted rates below for all participants, family and friends!

SpringHill Suites Erie
2087 Interchange Road
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
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  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness room
  • Across from Millcreek Mall
  • Walking distance to local restaurants
Two Doubles + Pull-Out Sofa: $149 per room per night.*
Book Online.

One King + Pull-Out Sofa: $149 per room per night.*
Book Online.

*Two-night stay minimum.

Erie TownePlace Suites by Marriott Millcreek Mall
2090 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16565
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Coffee/tea in room
  • Complimentary Continental breakfast
  • Indoor pool/whirlpool
  • Fitness room
  • Across from Millcreek Mall
  • Complimenary local calls (time limit)
  • Presque Isle State Park 5 mile(s)
Studio Queen (sleeps 4): $139 per room per night.
Studio King (sleeps 4): $139 per room per night.
Two Bedroom (sleeps six): $199 per room per night.

Call for The Biggest Loser RunWalk discounted rate: 814.866.7100.

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
(Connected to the EXPO space)

55 West Bay Drive
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Sheraton Fitness
  • Indoor whirlpool
  • Free high speed internet access in all rooms
Single Rate: $229 per room per night.
Double Rate: $229 per room per night.
Triple Rate: $229 per room per night.
Quad Rate: $229 per room per night.

Call for The Biggest Loser RunWalk discounted rate: 814-454-2005.

Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
8040-A Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509-6621
  • $7 dollars in free slot play to Presque Isle Downs and Casino
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from casino
  • Full hot breakfast buffet
  • WiFi
  • USA Today papers
  • Black Jax Sports Bar & Grille
  • Fresh coffee station 24 hours daily
Discounted rate: $129 per room per night.

Call for The Biggest Loser RunWalk discounted rate: 814-864-4911.

Red Roof Inn
7865 Perry Hwy.
Erie, PA 16509
  • Free WiFi, local/long-distance calls in Continental U.S.
  • Free Red Roof Coffee and Tea bar.
  • Free HBO®, HBO2®, ESPN®, USA® and more
  • Free USA Today
  • Free fax up to 10 pages in Continental U.S.
  • Children under 17 years of age stay FREE!
  • Pets stay FREE!
  • Grab and Go breakfast
  • Rated #1 in Customer Satisfaction (Market Metrix, 2011)
Standard King/Double rates:
Thursday, August 15, 2013: $124.99 tax not included.
Friday, August 16, 2013: $124.99 tax not included.
Saturday, August 17, 2013: $124.99 tax not included.
Sunday, August 18, 2013: Check out.

For The Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series discounted rate call:
814-868-5246 and use code B054BIGWLK
and The Biggest Loser RunWalk.

Price availability good until Monday, July 22, 2013, or sooner if reserved rooms sell out.

Erie Sports Commision                     

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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