Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Erie, PA – Half Marathon/5K

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OFFICIAL GUEST STARS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MARCH 2017:

Andrea Wilamowski
Andrea Wilamowski
Pam Geil
Pam Geil
Rob Kidney
Rob Kidney
Stephen & Jacky Kmet
Stephen & Jacky Kmet
Mark Pinhasovich
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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

** The course for The Biggest Loser Race Series Erie, PA runs through Presque Isle State Park which gets more visitors per year than Yellowstone National Park! Stay for the festival after the race, or plan a vacation around it and explore the parks and beaches!

2016 Biggest Loser Race Series Finisher Medal - Erie, PA

Registration

Half Marathon Registration*

$65.00 through 4/4/2017
$70.00 4/5/2017 through 5/4/2017
$80.00 5/5/2017 – Packet Pick-up (if available)

REGISTER FOR HALF MARATHON

5K Registration*

$35.00 through 4/4/2017
$40.00 5/5/2017 through 5/4/2017
$45.00 5/5/2017 – Packet Pick-up (if available)

REGISTER FOR 5K

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

$20.00 Pre-registered and @ Packet Pick-up

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

New Rule at Presque Isle State Park

The Biggest Loser Race Series has a generous 5 hour time limit on all of our races however, there is a the new rule at Presque Isle State Park this year.  While our time limit will remain at 5 hours, the rules of the park state that all participants must be off the main road by 11:00am. Because of this, at 11:00am, we will be directing all participants still on course from the open road to the walking path. This will not change the distance of the mapped route as the walking path is situated directly next to the road.

VIP Experience

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

The VIP experience includes:

Pre-race Reception the 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.

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

Volunteers

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!

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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, June 4th, 2017
Start time: TBD

Packet Pick-up (Saturday, June 3rd, 2017)

Where:

TBD

When:

Date: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Schedule:

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, June 4th, 2017)

Start Times / Schedule

7:00am – Half-Marathon participants (wave start for both run and walk)
7:30am –  5k participants (wave start for both run and walk)

*We have a 5 hour time limit on our races, however the new rules at Presque Isle State Park states that all runners and walkers must be off the main roads by 11:00am. Because of this, we will be directing all participants still on course at 11:00am from the open road to the walking path. This will not change the distance of the mapped route as the walking path is situated directly next to the road.

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

Start/Finish Line

Presque Isle State Park
Beach 11
Erie, PA 16563

Course Maps

5K Map

Half Marathon Map

Motivational Mile Map

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

Parking

Parking is available at Beach 11 (race start) and Beach 10 (overflow lot). When you enter the park, parking guards will be on hand to direct you. Please keep in mind that it takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from the park entrance to the race start.

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

Course
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.

Spectators
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.

Photography

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!

Cancellations

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!

 

HOTELS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON! PLEASE CHECK BACK.

Splash Lagoon

Bringing the kids along? Head over to Splash Lagoon and have some fun! Splash Lagoon is listed as one of America’s Top Indoor Water Parks, Splash Lagoon allows guests to swirl down nine water slides, climb the Tree Tops Ropes Course, relax in the Lazy River, ride the waves in the largest wave pool in the Eastern United States, spin in the new Aqua Tumbler and play in the Treasure Island Arcade & Lazer Tag!

Sponsors

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 Andrea Wilamowski at: andrea@blraceseries.com

Awards

Awards Divisions

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