Sue’s Morning Stretch: Former ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants come to Chicago for race
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Hey, “Biggest Loser” fans. Here’s race for you. And there’s still time to sign up.
Remember Bobby Saleem, from this past season? (I know BL fans have not forgotten his heartfelt talk with trainer Bob Harper.) The Chicago-based Saleem is going to be on hand for the Biggest Loser Race/Walk, which will be held Aug. 3 along the lakefront.
Joining Bobby will be Danny Cahill (season eight winner) as well as contestants Tara Costa (season seven; remember, she pulled a car!) and Dan and Jackie Evans (season five; they lost a combined 225 pounds). Singer Dan Evans will be performing on the finishing line.
There are a variety of ways to participate. The event includes a half marathon, 5k and 1-mile fun run for children (ages 4-12). The race will begin and finish at Soldier Field and there are different starting times for the different competitions.
The fee is $85 for the half-marathon and $40 for the 5k through July 31. If the race does not fill up, registration at the packet pickup on Aug. 2 will be allowed (then the costs increases to $99 for the half-marathon and $45 for the 5k). The kids race is $15 through Aug. 2.
For more information, visit here.
— Sue Ontiveros