Organized by “The Biggest Loser,” NBC’s popular weight-loss/fitness television series, the event is billed as “a race for all fitness levels.” The Eau Claire race day is sponsored in part by Kristo Orthodontic Specialists.
The Biggest Loser Run-Walk half marathon and 5K start at 9 a.m. on October 20, followed by post-race festivities and the kids’ fun run at 1:30 p.m. The start/finish line is at Carson Park, 101 Carson Park Drive, in Eau Claire.
Race participants receive technical tees, drawstring backpacks, free photo downloads, finish-line food and beverages, and other perks. All finishers are awarded official medals from The Biggest Loser. Special prizes will be offered during post-race festivities for top runners overall and in various categories.
Packet pickup is set for Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eau Claire Children's Theatre, located at 1814 North Oxford Avenue, in Eau Claire. Late entry registration may be accepted at packet pickup, if space allows.
Celebrity appearances include past TV contestants of “The Biggest Loser.”
The Biggest Loser Run/Walk is slated to return to Wisconsin for a race day in Racine on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Also, The Biggest Loser Off-Road Challenge comes to Milwaukee on Saturday, November 2.
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