Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Crown Point, IN – Half Marathon/5K

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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
Includes a FREE entry into the 8-week, online Franciscan Health Community Challenge!

Bonus Challenge

Register for a Race Series Event* and you will receive a FREE entry into the Community Challenge presented by Franciscan Health running February 27 – April 23!

The Community Challenge presented by Franciscan Health is the perfect complement to the Biggest Loser Race Series. This fun, online wellness competition is for the WHOLE community!

Training, Motivation and Nutrition tips
8 Weeks of Unique Challenges
Guidance from Celebrity Trainers
Individual Private Wellness Account
Interactive Health Tools
Powerful Motivation & Accountability
Challenge Mobile App
Great Prizes!

How Does it Work?

Receive their own private wellness account with access to interactive health tools, including:

Engaging online community
Fitness videos and tracking
Nutrition tracking, recipes and meal plans
Goal setting
Accountability partners
Ability to sync with Fitbit, Apple HealthKit and Google Fit!
* Motivational Mile registration does not include entry into Franciscan Health Community Challenge

Invite a friend to share this 8 week experience with an accountability partner or your whole support team!


Half Marathon Registration*

$65.00 through 3/30/2017
$75.00 through 4/28/2017
$85.00 at Packet Pick-up (if available)
*Includes Community Challenge February 27 – April 23


5K Registration*

$35.00 through 3/30/2017
$40.00 through 4/28/2017
$45.00 at Packet Pick-up (if available)
*Includes Community Challenge February 27 – April 23


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

$20.00 Pre-registered and @ Packet Pick-up


Community Challenge presented by Franciscan Health February 27 – April 23*

You do not need to register separately if you are a Biggest Loser Race Series participant


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

Create or Join a Race Team

Motivating others to achieve a goal is a tremendous bonding experience. If you are looking for a way to build teamwork and community spirit within your company, organization, church, school, or neighborhood, create or join a team today! It’s free to create a team and adds a little bit of fun and friendly competition!

– Discount on Race Registration

– Group Commemorative Photo

– Team tent in “Team Village” (teams of 25+)

How do I create or join a team?

If you are the “Team Captain” and want to create a team, get your team name ready to go! During the individual registration process (towards the end), our system will ask if you would like to “Create A Team.” When you select the “Create A Team” option, it will take you through a few easy steps and your team will be created. After that, simply let people know your team name and invite them to join you in the fun!

If you already have a team captain want to join the team, during your registration process (towards the end), you will be asked if you would like to “Join A Team.” Just select the option to “Join A Team,” type in the name of the team you would like to join and…..POOF you’re on the team! See you at the finish line!

Our Charity Partner

Did you know that for every race entry purchased, The Biggest Loser Race Series gives a portion of that registration back to a charity within the community? We are excited to announce our charity partner for the 2017 Biggest Loser Race Series in Crown Point is the Franciscan Health Foundation.


VIP Experience

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

The VIP experience includes:

Pre-Race Reception Meet & Greet the night before the race
Complimentary pre-race snacks
Catered lunch
Free beverages: coffee, soda, water and beer (for guests 21 & up)
Premium parking
Exclusive meet ‘n’ greet with former Biggest Loser contestants.

TO PURCHASE VIP TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL Callie Parkinson at  or Andrea Wilamowski at In your email, please include the race location that you are interested in and how many tickets you would like to purchase.


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, April 30, 2017
Start time: 10:30am

Packet Pick-up (Saturday, April 29, 2017)


Lake County Fairgrounds
Industrial Building
889 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307


Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 12pm-4pm

Full Schedule (coming soon):

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, April 30, 2017)

Start Times / Schedule

8:00am – Half-Marathon participants (wave start)
8:30am – 5k participants (wave start)
10:30am – Motivational Mile

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

Start/Finish Line

Lake County Fair Grounds
889 Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

Course Maps

5K Map

Half Marathon Map

Motivational Mile Map (TBD)

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


Parking will be free at the fairgrounds!

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.

Awards and T-Shirt Policy

Once you have registered, a shirt, bag, and medal will be set aside for you. You must pick your t-shirt and bag up either at the packet-pick up or on race day. Medals will be given out once you have completed the race at the finish line. If you can’t attend packet pick-up or the race date to receive your shirt, bag, and medal, these items will not be available after the course closes on race day.

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!



Awards Divisions

View our award divisions for Biggest Loser Race Series races. Please note, participants must be at ceremony to receive award.