Wisconsin > The Biggest Loser Run/Walk Racine Half Marathon & 5K
Racine, WI • Sunday, September 21, 2014 • Course Map
Inspired by the hit reality television series, the Biggest Loser Run/Walk race series gets its start in late 2012 and early 2013 with a series of 5K, 10K and 15K races as well as its first-ever half marathon in Wisconsin, which will take place along along a fast and mostly flat route through the streets of Racine.
The race series -- which started with three races in 2012 and expanded to nine races in 2013, with all-new half marathons in Panama City Beach, Fla.; Jackson, Miss.; and Erie, Pa. -- is aimed, like the television series, at inspiring people who've neglected their health and fitness with events that are open to both runners and walkers, and feature less challenging (read: easier) courses, especially like the fast, flat terrain of the Mississippi Delta region.
Though the course for both the half marathon and the 5K races were still being designed at this writing, both were set to follow an out-and-back route that starts and finishes at Racine's Pershing Park between 6th and 10th Streets, within just a few blocks of the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Every runner and walker who completes the race within the course time limit of 5 hours will receive a finisher's medal, and the race will also present age group awards to the top three finishers in each of 13 age divisions (14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 24, etc., all the way up to age 70 and above).
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Wisconsin's southeastern corner, about 30 miles south of Milwaukee and roughly 75 miles north of Chicago, Racine typically sees some of its mildest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 32°F (in 1956) and as high as 101°F (in 1953).
||Day of Race
||Rain: 3.67 in.
||Snow: 0 in.
See the race route map for the Biggest Loser Racine Half Marathon
7:30 AM - half marathon
8:00 AM - 5K
$60 for the half marathon, if registered by March 31, 2014
$70 between April 1 - May 31
$80 between June 1 - July 31
$90 between August 1 - September 18
$99 at the race packet pickup
To reserve your spot in the late summer 2014 running of Racine's Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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