Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Chicago, IL – Half Marathon/5K


Guest Starring:

Andrea Wilamowski
Andrea Wilamowski
J.J. O'Malley
J.J. O’Malley
Roberto Hernandez
Luis Hernandez
Rob Kidney
Rob Kidney
Sonya Jones
Gina Haddon
Lisa Rambo
Danni Allen
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Event Basics

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 Race Series! Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

The Biggest Loser Finisher’s Medal
Commemorative Biggest Loser Race Series 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 by former contestants from “The Biggest Loser”
Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course & Food at the Finish Line
Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience

Finisher’s Medal Pic Here


Competitive Half Marathon Registration*

$75.00 through 6/30/2016
$85.00 through 7/21/2016
$95.00 through 8/11/2016
$105.00 @ Packet Pick-up registration (if available)


Half Marathon Registration*

$65.00 through 6/30/2016
$75.00 through 7/21/2016
$85.00 through 8/11/2016
$95.00 @ Packet Pick-up registration (if available)


Competitive 5K Registration*

$45.00 through 6/30/2016
$50.00 through 7/21/2016
$55.00 through 8/11/2016
$60.00 @ Packet Pick-up registration (if available)


5K Registration*

$35.00 through 6/30/2016
$40.00 through 7/21/2016
$45.00 through 8/11/2016
$50.00 @ Packet Pick-up registration (if available)


Motivational Mile
(open to all racers 4 years old and up)*

$20.00 Pre-registered and @ Packet Pick-up

* Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include the processing fee. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Are you a competitive racer?

Join our new competitive heat!

Are you a seasoned runner looking for some competition? The Biggest Loser Race Series has added a new heat just for you! Be the first heat out of the gate and get ready to race for the title of Grand Champion. Racers in this heat will take home our new “Gold Medal,” exclusively for competitive heat racers! The male and female winner for each race will take home a prize package with a new Garmin Fitness Tracker and some other nice awards!

VIP Experience

Enjoy the VIP Treatment Whether You’re Racing or Not!

The VIP experience includes:

Pre-race dinner event night before the race
Complimentary pre-race snacks
Catered lunch
Free beverages: coffee, soda, water and beer (over 21 only)
Premium parking
Exclusive meet ‘n’ greet with former Biggest Loser contestants.


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 Race Series t-shirt!


The New "Motivational Mile"

Whether you are younger or older, bigger or smaller, The Biggest Loser Race Series has a race for you! Not ready to tackle the 5k yet? That’s ok! We’ve created the Motivational Mile just for you! Get motivated and get moving to live that healthy lifestyle! Come take a stroll with some of your favorite Biggest Loser cast members! Bring your family or a group of friends…or simply have some quiet time to yourself! Living a healthy lifestyle is something everyone can be a part of and we can’t wait to see you at the finish line

Date: Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Start time: TBD

Packet Pick-up (Saturday, August 13th, 2016)

Please note, you must bring your photo I.D. to Packet Pick-up. All participants, including team members, must pick up their own packets.


McCormick Place – Vista Ballroom
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Get directions


Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm


Race tips, meet-and-greets, entertainment, and great exhibitors/vendors will be there! Lectures including:

Food and Fitness
The First-Time Runner
Biggest Loser Q&A

Race Day (Sunday, August 14th, 2016)

Start Times / Schedule

7:30am – Half-Marathon start time for all participants (wave start)
8:00am – 5k start time for all participants (wave start)

* All winners must be present to receive their award. No awards will be mailed out.

Start/Finish Line

Soldier Field (Stadium Green at the Soldier Field Parklands)
1410 Museum Campus Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Course Maps

5K Map

Half Marathon Map

This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.


Participants and spectators are encouraged to take public transportation.
The CTA’s Red, Orange, and Green lines stop at the Roosevelt Station, between State Street and Wabash Avenue. From here, patrons can either transfer to the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express bus, or walk east on Roosevelt Road through Museum Campus to the stadium.

For a full list of public transportation options, the RTA Travel Information Center provides scheduling information for all CTA, Metra and PACE services. For information, please call 312.836.7000 or visit

Taxis are also available throughout the city for easy pick-up and drop-off for race morning.

If you prefer to drive, parking will be available at the Waldron Parking Garage just south of Soldier Field. The parking garage is a double decker garage located at the intersection of Waldron Drive and Museum Campus Drive. The Waldron Parking Garage charges $20/vehicle to park.

Timing System

State of the art RFID systems will be used to record participant finishing times. The RFID 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 on our results page shortly after the race.

Race Day Specifics

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.

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.

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 and no coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards or dogs will be allowed on the course.

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. Please see the course map for route locations.

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.

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.


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!


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.

Featured Race Hotels

Need a place to stay the night? Why not stay with fellow participants? Discounted rates below for all participants, family and friends!

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago Is The Official Host Hotel For The 2016 Biggest Loser Race Series – Chicago, IL.

To reserve your room, book online via the link below.

Book a room at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place


The Biggest Loser Race Series helps thousands of people complete their fitness goals. Support this cause by sponsoring this unique race series. For more information, please email our Vendor & Sponsorship Coordinator, Lindsay Bennett at:


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