The best goodie bags in running, free instantaneous race photos and scrumptious post-race treats are just three reasons you’ll want to sign up for RAM Racing’s 5th annual Allstate® Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Race in Minneapolis.
The popular USATF-certified event hits the Twin Cities starting at Boom Island Park on April 14, 2018. Whether you’re a serious or recreational runner, you’ll score Hot Chocolate’s award-winning and always impressive race swag (this time it’s a quarter-zip long sleeve technical jacket). Then, after crossing the finish line where a city specific medal and key chain await you, racers are rewarded with a mug loaded with fondue and hot chocolate, pretzels, Rice Krispie Treats, cookie straws and bananas. More than 4,000 pounds of melted chocolate are prepared for each race. There are even “sweet stations” on the course that provide delicious mid-race snacks.
The Hot Chocolate Race benefits Make-A-Wish®, a national charity that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Last season the Hot Chocolate Series drew a quarter of a million chocolate-loving runners and generated over $200,000 collectively for its non-profit partner. The series has generated over $1 million for charity in 10 years and expands to a record 19 cities this season.
Registration for the Hot Chocolate event is open until Thursday, April 12, 2018. Cost for the 5K begins at $49.00 while the extended distance fee starts at $74.00.
The 5K begins at 8:10 a.m.; the 15K follows at 8:50 a.m.