TV Show Race Coming to DC in July
The Biggest Loser Run/Walk is coming to RFK Stadium on Sunday, July 14. The race will begin and end in Parking Lot 8 at 2400 E Capitol Street, SE. The race will include a 5K/10K for adults, which begins at 9 a.m., and a 1 mile kid’s race, which begins at 10:45 a.m.
Season 5 and 11 contestants will attend
Dan and Jackie Evans, from Season 5 of the NBC show The Biggest Loser organize the runs across the country. The run/walk is a non-intimidating environment with a longer time limit to allow runners and walkers to complete the race at their own pace.
The mother-son duo will be cheering on participants on race day and Dan, who is now a Nashville recording artist, will perform at the end of the race. While on the Biggest Loser ranch, Dan lost 136 pounds and Jackie lost 89. Since losing a combined 225 pounds, they have been canvassing the country and keeping the weight off through nutrition and running. In 2011, the pair ran over 20 half marathons while promoting the benefits of exercise and healthy eating habits.
Also joining the two in D.C. will be Gail Lee from Season 13.
Seminars set for day before
There will be a health & wellness meet and greet on July 13. Participants can pick up their race information, take advantage of workshops from past Biggest Loser contestants including sessions on food and fitness and tips for the first time runners, take part in The Biggest Loser Q & A and more. The time and location for the meet and greet have not been announced yet.
You can register at through July 10 or until it is sold out online at www.biggestloserrunwalk.com. Walk-up registration will be available on July 13 if there are any openings. There is no race day registration.
Article by Executive Editor Mark Heckathorn