Biggest Loser RunWalk Half Marathon/5K Series Returns to Mobile
Apr 14, 2015
MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Sports Authority,
along with One Fit Mobile, is excited to welcome The Biggest Loser RunWalk Half-Marathon/5K
series back to Mobile as the national event returns to downtown Mobile this
weekend, April 18-19.
is still open online for the event and will remain open until race day.
Registration costs $65 for the half-marathon and $35 for the 5K online with
costs going up for day-of registrants. The One-Mile Kids Fun Run is $15 and
registrants must sign up online prior to the day of the race.
includes a commemorative “The Biggest Loser” RunWalk shirt, finisher’s medal,
free downloadable race photos, a chance to meet with former “Biggest Loser”
contestants and much more. The half-marathon and 5K are chip-timed for
participants tracking goals with awards given out to the top runners and
Health and Fitness Meet ‘n’ Greet is scheduled to open the weekend festivities
Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT in the Holiday Inn Downtown’s Bienville
Ballroom. The event will serve as packet pick-up for participants and will also
feature guest speakers and fitness-related vendors. It is free and open to the
Sunday will be staged out of the Mobile Civic Center parking lot as festivities
kick off at 6:45 a.m. CDT with a pre-race warm-up. The half-marathon will begin
at 7:30 a.m. while the 5K is set to start at 8 a.m. The kids’ race will go off at 11:30 a.m.
the race, participants, family, and friends are encouraged to hang out at the
post-race festival. Former “Biggest Loser” contestant and Nashville recording
artist, Dan Evans, is scheduled to perform as well as fitness demos by local
experts being held throughout the morning on the main stage in the festival
area. The One Fit Mobile Health Fair
will also feature many local fitness vendors who can help those interested to
achieve a more active and healthy life. The course and event is set to conclude
at 12:30 p.m. CDT.
and Jackie Evans from Season 5 will return to the event along with Alabama
native Gina McDonald from Season 14 and JJ O’Malley from Season 16.
About FitWorld Group LLC
Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series launched in the fall of 2012 throughout the
United States, challenging all Americans to get fit and stay healthy. Organized
by former contestants of “The Biggest Loser,” Dan and Jackie Evans, the race
series includes a variety of race distances including 5K’s, 10K’s, Half-Marathons,
Off-Road Challenges and Kids’ Races. Whether you have yet to begin an exercise
regime or you are an avid runner, this race series is dedicated to helping you
reach your fitness goals. The Biggest Loser’s mission is to get America off the
couch and on the pavement! For more information, visit www.BiggestLoserRunWalk.com.
About The Mobile
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports
commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is
to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County,
the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and
supporting sporting events. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and
sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on
MSA, please visit www.mobilesportsauthority.com.
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