Long Beach Losers registration extended until Sunday

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lb-biggest-losersMore than 500 initial entrants, including councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga, got weighed-in Wednesday at Runners High in Belmont Shore. Even more will weigh-in today through Sunday, as some teams are looking for one or two more members. And, new teams of five can also be formed.

The Long Beach Losers jackpot is expected to be approximately $35,000! (Based on 115 teams, so far, with five persons per team each paying $5 per week for 13 weeks.) at the end of this 85-day (12-week) team weight-loss contest. Last year’s jackpot was $17,600 with 260 contestants.

Long Beach Losers is Still Accepting contestants

Due to the popularity of the contest, registration is extended! Potential Losers can still join the weight-loss contest until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 30 at Runners High in Belmont Shore.

Contestants can weigh-in at Runners High, 5338 E. 2nd St., in Belmont Shore, 90803 this Thursday through Sunday. They are open Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About the Long Beach Losers contest

Not again! Long Beach has once more made it in to the top-25 list of “fattest cities in the U.S. in 2009” according to Men’s Fitness magazine.

In response, local beach fitness instructor and Long Beach advocate Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team are spearheading the third annual community-wide team weight loss challenge that will last for 12 weeks. The contest is called “Long Beach Losers.” The 12-week team weight loss contest began with weigh-in on Wednesday, August 26.

Participate! Be a Long Beach Loser

Download a Long Beach Losers Entry formAt your initial weigh-in, bring $20 cash (last four weigh-ins) and $5 (initial weigh-in) – that’s $25 total in cash – and the signed registration/liability form. Forms also available at Runners High, Belmont Shore. You can also pay the full $65 (13 Wednesdays x $5) up front by cash or check payable to “CAT.” CAT is Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team that is putting on this event.

Optional fitness class: Justin Rudd’s Beach Body Sculpting classes each Wed. in Sept. and Oct., 5:30-6:30 p.m. $10 per class or $50 for all nine classes (for Long Beach Losers and the general public). Bring a pair of your own light hand weights (10-lb. max., 3-8 lbs. per hand recommended, Justin will use 10 lbs.) and a large towel to the classes. Meet on the concrete boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore. There is usually free beachfront parking lot parking after 5:30 p.m. Class details at www.SandChallenge.com.

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