Biggest Loser Race Series - Erie, PA

Other, 5K, Half Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Jun 5, 2016


Erie, PA

About This Activity

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following: 

• The Biggest Loser Finisher's Medal (All Events)
• Commemorative T-Shirt (All Events)
• Drawstring Backpack (All Events)
• Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals (5k/Half Marathon Events)
• Free Downloadable Race Photos (All Events)
• Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers (5k and Half Marathon Events)

• Celebrity Appearances (All Events)
• Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course
  and Food at the Finish Line (5k and Half Marathon Events)
• Finish Line Festival Entertainment 
• Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience


The top male and female racer in each of the competitive heats will win awards and prizes.

Interested in Volunteering?


Event details and schedule

Packet Pick-Up (Saturday - June 4th, 2016)

Please bring signed waiver to Packet Pick up.


  • Bayfront Convention Center - Great Hall North
  • 1 Sassafras Pier
  • Erie, PA 16507


  • Date: Saturday - June 4th, 2016
  • Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Race tips, meet-and-greets, entertainment, and great exhibitors/vendors will be there!

Biggest Loser cast members attending the Erie, PA expo and race: 

Rob Kidney (season 17), Stephen & Jacky Kmet (season 17), JJ O'Malley (season 16), Andrea Wilamowski (season 16), Pamela Geil (season 14) and Vinny Hickerson (season 12) 

Lectures Including:

  • Food and Fitness
  • The First-Time Runner
  • Biggest Loser Q&A
  • Past Contestant Sessions

Race Day (Sunday - June 5th, 2016)


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 pageshortly after the race.

Start Times/Schedule

  • 7:00am - Competitive Heat Half-Marathon Start
  • 7:05am  - Half Marathon Run/Walk start time for all participants (wave start)
  • 7:30 am – Competitive Heat 5k Start
  • 7:35am - 5k Run/Walk start time for all participants (wave start)
  • TBD - Motivational Mile Start Time

*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


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!


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.


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