ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Downtown Rockford was filled with runners who participated in The Biggest Loser half marathon/5K run walk race series on Saturday, June 20th.
Organizers of the event hope to inspire people to embrace a healthier lifestyle and get moving.
Jessie Pavelka, The Biggest Loser Personal Trainer, stated, "The first step is to just get moving. Live through your body a little more and if you are living from the neck up and trying to find solutions in your head you are not going to find them. Get moving, live through your body and all of a sudden you are going to see life open up slowly."
First-time runners joined a community of like-minded individuals to set goals and see how people from the television series, The Biggest Loser, reached their goals.
After the run, participants were able to cool off with a small health fair offering massages and sports drinks, along with a question and answer session with celebrities from The Biggest Loser.