( Disclosure: I’m a part of the Hot Chocolate Blogger Program. RAM racing gave me some sweet gear, an entry into the Hot Chocolate 15K and a small affiliate bonus based on sign-ups. As always, I only write about the classes, races and events that I love.)
The most delicious race in Chicago is approaching faster than you can say, “I need thermal running gear.” November 3, the Hot Chocolate 5k/15K will give runners a reason to train into the fall months. AND sweetening the deal even more, take home a race shirt unlike any other, a zip-up thermal fleece. (and who doesn’t love a good race shirt?)
(Image courtesy of Hot Chocolate 5k/15k)
Bonus for runners with kiddos: With the race so close to Halloween, the expo will get extra family-friendly – booths will shower all munchkins who say “trick-or-treat” with candy.
Registration: Sign up here with the code FABFITMUG and you’ll get a free mug when you pick up your packet! Pay $49 for the 5k through 10/16. After that, the price will go up to $54. Pay $68 for the 15k through 10/16. After that, the price will go up to $78.
When: November 3, 7:00 am and 7:45 am (there are two start times to keep the course running smoothly for everyone)
Where: The race starts at Grant Park (Monroe and Columbus) and the course is a nice little jaunt around the downtown area. I love a good traffic-free, downtown run.
(Map courtesy of Hot Chocolate 5K/15K)
Packet pickup: October 31-November 2
- Where: McCormick Place, Lakeside Center – Hall D1
- Thursday, October 31 (3pm-8pm)
- Friday, November 1 (10am-8pm)
- Saturday, November 2 (10am-6pm)
- Trick-or-treating: October 31, 3-8 pm (details below)
(Image courtesy of Hot Chocolate 5K/15K)
I’ll be running. Will you?