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Time to register for Wyoming's Biggest Loser RunWalk

Jul 22, 2014 - From staff reports

Wyoming's First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for Aug. 17 in Casper.

"When parents and kids spend time outdoors and are active, it's a great thing for so many reasons," said Wyoming's first lady Carol Mead. "I truly believe healthier families are happier families."

The Wyoming Department of Health, along with the Prevention ManagementOrganizationof Wyoming, is helping to bring the Biggest Loser RunWalk to Wyoming.

Dan and Jackie Evans, season 5 contestants from "The Biggest Loser" television program, will be in Casper to help host the Wyoming event.

"As a son and mother, Dan and Jackie took a family-oriented approach to weight loss and health and have an inspiring story to tell," Mead said. "Small steps can also have a huge impact. No one has to do anything complicated or buy expensive equipment to get going. Just walking is terrific. It's easy, and it doesn't cost a thing."

The Biggest Loser RunWalk includes a half marathon, a 5k race and a children's one-mile fun run for ages 4 to 12. People of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate.

Events will take place rain or shine at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming, 1701 E. K St. in Casper. The half marathon starts at 8 a.m., the 5k at 8:30 a.m. and the children's run at noon. Packet pick-up will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 featuring former Biggest Loser contestants, guest speakers and health and fitness vendors.

For more information, visit www.BiggestLoserRunWalk.com.

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