- 3 miles/5K, 9 miles/15K
- Road Race
Overall this was a wonderful, fun, and very sweet race!
Everything was organized really well, we got TONS of swag, and had a good time.
Swag - The 15k got a cute finisher medal in the shape of a chocolate bar. It has the city we ran the race and spots on the back to engrave your time!
All participants in the 5k and 15k got a really nice finishers jacket that is fleece lined. You picked up your cute bib, jacket, and reusable draw string bag all at the expo. They also had samples of chocolate dipped marshmallows, hot chocolate, and tiny chocolate bars at the expo! Did I mention, there was chocolate everywhere we turned??
Then at the finish line they handed out bottles of water, we got in a short line and go out Hot Chocolate mug that had a cup of Hot Chocolate, chocolate to dip marshmallows, pretzels, a banana, and other goodies into. So much yummy chocolate!
Expo - the expo was about the size I would expect for a 15k. A few vendors, some race branded gear, and a DJ playing some uplifting music while you browsed. The Expo was at Fair Park and we had to pay $5 for parking. It was easy to get in and out of the expo really quickly because everything was so nicely organized.
Course Scenery/Elevation - the course wasn't very hilly. There were a few rolling hills after mile 3, but not too bad at all. It's mostly flat. The scenery wasn't much to write home about, but there was chocolate or marshmallows on the course in 4 different spots! So that was nice to look forward to.
Aid Stations - they were good. Plenty of water and Nuun on the course. You could even sample Nuun at the Expo.
Parking - Parking on race day was a little hectic. But we were warned at the Expo and in Pre-Race emails that we needed to get there at 6:00am. I know that sounds early for an 8:15 race, but I agree, they were right. We didn't listen and tried to show up at 7, and didn't have much time to spare.
Overall, I highly recommend this race! If you aren't motivated to run for a medal, run for all the chocolate you get at this race!