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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Running with 'The Biggest Loser'

Roots 'N Blues will bring 'The Biggest Loser' winner Rebecca Meyer to Columbia.

Runners, get ready to jog along with the sort of-famous 2009 At-Home winner of "The Biggest Loser," Rebecca Meyer.

Meyer lost 73 pounds during her time on "The Biggest Loser" and 63 pounds at home, after her stint ended. The recently certified personal trainer has set a personal goal to run 50 races in all 50 states before turning 30 years old.

The Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ festival is being accompanied by a 10K and Half Marathon again. This year organizers have worked to reduce the difficulty of the course, making it more enjoyable for all runners, no matter their skill level.

As in previous years, the race is along the MKT trails and other areas of Columbia. In true Roots N Blues Music festival fashion, music is provided along the trail.

As an added benefit to participating in either the 10K or Half Marathon, runners can enjoy the festival's namesake delicious barbecue after the race and receive a Saturday pass to the festival.

The 10K will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10. The Half Marathon will begin at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Both races begin at Flatbranch Park.

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