Join Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, and Crown Point Mayor David Uran as they welcome The Biggest Loser RunWalk and past contestants on NBC's hit show, "The Biggest Loser," to the South Shore. The Biggest Loser RunWalk is hosting its first-ever half marathon and 5K event in Indiana in Crown Point on Sunday, May 3, 2015.


Join us on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. to learn more about the event, find out which celebrities will be attending, and participate in a question and answer session led by former "The Biggest Loser" contestants Dan Evans and Marci Crozier.


WHAT: South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority & The Biggest Loser RunWalk Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by a question and answer session led by "The Biggest Loser" Season 5 contestant, Dan Evans

WHERE: Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, IN 46323


Please RSVP to Stacina Stagner, communications coordinator for the South Shore CVA, by email at

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About the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority


The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority leads and supports the visitor industry along the South Shore through the marketing and development of the region from convention, sports, gaming and special interest travel segments, thereby increasing economic impact, creating employment and enhancing the communities' quality of life. For more information, visit