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(Casper, Wyo.) – Wyoming’s First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for August 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 Healthalong with the Prevention Management Organization of 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,” Mead continued. “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 kids’ one-mile fun run for ages 4-12. 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 East K Street in Casper. The half marathon starts at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:30 a.m. and the kids’ run at noon. Packet pick-up will be held on August 16 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. featuring former Biggest Loser contestants, guest speakers and health and fitness vendors.

For more information on The Biggest Loser RunWalk or to register for the race, please visit www.BiggestLoserRunWalk.com.

–Provided by the Wyoming Department of Health. The Prevention Management Organization of Fremont County is a County10.com Community Partner.