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Biggest Loser marathon will come to Plattsburgh

Biggest Loser season five contestants Dan and Jackie Evans spent time with members of the Plattsburgh group to hear weightloss success stories.

Biggest Loser season five contestants Dan and Jackie Evans spent time with members of the Plattsburgh group to hear weightloss success stories. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— “I can promise you two things, I can promise I will cross the start and finish line in the same day and I swear I will be faster than everyone who didn’t get out of bed that morning,” Jackie said.

Races for all 

The Get Fit, Get Ready race is a series of 5k/10k/15k's that is designed to get athletes fit. It can also serve as a catalyst to get athletes ready for their next race. This series can act as a stepping-stone to a longer, more challenging race or just an enjoyable experience shared with friends and family.

“Whether it is your first half marathon or you want to hit your next PR (personal record), this series serves as a fun and rewarding race worthy of traveling to,” said Parelman.

Every participant will receive a medal or “bling” to show their accomplishments, a Biggest Loser t-shirt, and a goodie bag. Awards for runners and walkers are presented to the first, second and third place in their age group for every five years in male and female categories. The overall first, second and third male and female also receive a special award.

The Plattsburgh marathons will start and end at City Hall.

Viewers who station themselves at that location will see runners five times during the half-marathon Peters said. The oval will also host vendors, nutrition education, fun activities like yoga and zumba. Peters said family members and cheerleaders will have a great time as well as encouraging their runner.

Both courses feature stretches along the lake. A course map can be seen at www.biggestloserrunwalk.com.

Plattsburgh Losers

Members of the Plattsburgh city gym health club modeled after the Biggest Loser were thrilled to share with the Evans their stories too. The participants will also be joining with the marathon.

“I’m so proud of the fact that everyone here is going to be back for this event,” said Kasprazak.

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