Online Registration at http://www.allstargame.comJune 16, 2010 – America’s Wellness Coach and Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador, Jillian Michaels, star of The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian, is proudly showing her support for cancer research and education by joining Major League Baseball and Angels Hall of Famer Bobby Grich at the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike, taking place on Sunday, July 11, 2010. Michaels will encourage, hand out medals and congratulate participants as they cross the finish line. The event will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and City of Hope with Major League Baseball donating 100% of registration fees to the organizations.
Jillian Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author and TV personality. In her newest television series, Losing It With Jillian, Michaels moves in with unhealthy families across the United States, dedicated to giving them the necessary tools to reboot their lives. Michaels is the co-founder of Empowered Media, a company formed to help individuals understand how to reach life-changing goals. The company’s motto is, “Inspired by Jillian, empowered by YOU!”
“Cancer is a horrible disease that has touched my life – all of our lives – far too many times,” said Michaels. “I am honored to be a part of the Stand Up To Cancer fight to eradicate this devastating illness. I encourage everyone to come out and be part of the action – it’s a great chance to do something fun, and healthy, for a truly vital cause!”
Participants in the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike will run and walk on a baseball-themed course featuring appearances by MLB legends, mascots and celebrity guests. The course will begin outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and host of the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, and travel through the surrounding neighborhood. The course will take participants through the ballpark where they will take the final stretch of the race on the warning track, giving fans an exclusive glimpse of the Big A in advance of the 2010 All-Star Game. The All-Star Game Charity 5K and Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike is proudly supported by Aquafina, Bank of America, Firestone, Gatorade and Getty Images.
The 5K, an officially timed event, will begin at 7:30 a.m. PT. Immediately following, at 8:00 a.m. PT the family-friendly 1-mile Fun Run will begin. All finishers will receive a commemorative All-Star medal and t-shirt. Sign up by July 6th and receive a discounted price of $30 (adult) and $25 (children 12 and under) for the 5K and $25 (adult) and $20 (children 12 and under) for the Fun Run. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to sign up early. Registration and event information is available at http://www.allstargame.com. Event information and registration forms will also be available at 26 Los Angeles/Anaheim area Sports Authority stores with race packets available for pick-up on Thursday and Friday, July 8 and 9, at the Tustin Marketplace store location.
About the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 13th in Anaheim and will feature the best of the American League taking on the top players of the National League. Building up to the excitement of the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball will conduct a wide variety of special events and charitable activities for fans both inside and outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At the ballpark, the events will include Taco Bell All-Star Sunday on Sunday, July 11 featuring the XM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, and Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 12 featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio. Outside of the ballpark, fans will have an opportunity to experience All-Star Summer through a variety of special events including Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest, the five-day interactive fan festival; the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike, a charity run/walk on a baseball-themed route to benefit four cancer organizations; and the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet, a free parade of All-Stars through the streets of Anaheim, which will be broadcast on MLB Network. The Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally on FOX, broadcast on ESPN Radio and will be shown around the world by Major League Baseball International. For more information about 2010 All-Star Summer, visit http://www.AllStarGame.com.
Contact: Matt Bourne or Sarah Leer, Major League Baseball, (212) 931-7878