The Biggest Loser Runwalk Returns to Mobile
Jan 13, 2015
MOBILE, Ala. – The Biggest Loser RunWalk Half Marathon/5K series is
excited to announce its return to downtown Mobile, Alabama on April 19, 2015. From
the first-time walker to the avid runner, participants are encouraged to get
off the couch and hit the pavement in the Deep South.
is now open for the event, which costs $40 for the half marathon and $20 for
the 5K through January 31, 2015. The One-Mile Kids Fun Run is $15. Online
registration will remain open until April 15, 2015, or until the race sells
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 personal goals with
awards given to the top runners and walkers.
The Biggest Loser RunWalk not only
wants to thank the Mobile Sports Authority for reaching out to showcase the
Mobile area, but also for helping to coordinate the details for the race
“The Mobile Sports
Authority (MSA) and Mobile, Alabama are proud to again be hosting The Biggest
Loser Half-Marathon/5K Run/Walk in our beautiful area,” states Danny Corte,
Executive Director of the Mobile Sports Authority. “We in Mobile are thrilled
to have the opportunity to host another Biggest Loser Run/Walk event which
strives to provide individuals with an atmosphere that uplifts, encourages, and
celebrates them as they move toward their personal health and fitness goals.”
Local Race Director Peggy Olive added, “The Biggest
Loser Run/Walk will offer the opportunity for folks to compete in half
marathon or 5K events, meet national celebrities, see Mobile from a
different perspective, and generally just have fun.”
Dan and Jackie Evans from Season 5
will return to the event along with Alabama native Gina McDonald and other
former contestants who will be named at a later date.
The Health and Fitness Meet ‘n’
Greet will be held Saturday, April 18 from 11 – 4 p.m. in the Bienville Ballroom at the Holiday Inn
Downtown Historic District in downtown Mobile,
featuring packet pick up, guest speakers and much more. All are encouraged to
attend and get inspired for race day. This event is free and open to the
The race will take place rain or
shine and will be staged out of Mardi Gras Park in downtown Mobile, starting at
7:30 a.m. for the half marathon and 8:00 a.m. for the 5K. McDonald will be present at the start line to help kick the race
off in hopes to inspire others to be healthy and fit. She was the at-home
winner of Season 14’s “The Biggest Loser” with a total weight loss of 113
This event will also include a kids’ one-mile fun run
for ages 4-12 beginning at noon. After the race, participants, family and
friends can celebrate and relax at the post-race concert featuring former “The
Biggest Loser” contestant and Nashville recording artist, Dan Evans.
more information on The Biggest Loser RunWalk or to register for a race, please
“The Biggest Loser: Glory Days,”
season 16 of NBC’s hit series, airs Thursdays at 8/7p.m. CT on NBC.
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About FitWorld Group LLC
The 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.
Our mission is to get America off the couch and on the pavement! For more
information, visit www.BiggestLoserRunWalk.com.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
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About Shine America
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Group, an award-winning global production and distribution organization with 27
production companies across 11 countries.
Shine America is a leading television studio that creates inspired and
compelling programming including current unscripted series MasterChef (FOX),
MasterChef Junior (FOX), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Restaurant Startup
(CNBC), Fake Off (TruTV) and Aloha Vet
(Nat Geo Wild). Scripted series include Peabody Award-winning The Bridge (FX),
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About The Mobile Sports Authority
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA), which is a
quasi-governmental non-profit corporation formed in 2008, is an organization
whose main mission is to attract, support, host, and/or manage or co-manage
visiting sporting events to and for the City of Mobile and Mobile County,
Alabama. The MSA is the Mobile area’s community clearinghouse and main point of
contact for sports and sports-related events. For more information about the
Mobile Sports Authority, please see www.mobilesportsauthority.com.
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