The Biggest Loser RunWalk Half Marathon/5K series is excited to announce that the inaugural half marathon/5K event for the state of Indiana will be hosted in Crown Point on May 3, 2015. From the first-time walker to the avid runner, participants are encouraged to get off the couch and hit the pavement along the South Shore.

Dan and Jackie Evans from Season 5 will be headlining this event along with Indiana native Marci Crozier, who was a participant of Season 11 with her partner and daughter Courtney Crozier.

Registration is now open for the event, which costs $50 for the half marathon, through Feb. 28, and $25 for the 5K through Jan. 31. The One-Mile Kids Fun Run is $15. Online registration will remain open until April 28, or until the race sells out.

Registration 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 Franciscan Alliance Health and Fitness Meet ‘n' Greet will be held Saturday, May 2 from 1p.m. to 6 p.m. inside the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 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 public.

The Biggest Loser RunWalk not only wants to thank the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority for reaching out to showcase the South Shore area, but also for helping to coordinate the details for the race weekend.

"We are very excited to announce this partnership," said Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore CVA. "We believe The Biggest Loser RunWalk will offer visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy beautiful Crown Point while participating in an inspiring event."

The race will take place rain or shine, starting at 8 a.m. for the half marathon and 8:30 a.m. for the 5K, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 South Court Street, Crown Point, IN 46307.

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.

For more information on The Biggest Loser RunWalk or to register for a race, visit www.BiggestLoserRunWalk.com.

"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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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.

 

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