- 3 miles/5K, 9 miles/15K
- Road Race
This was my first experience with a hot chocolate race and my first 15k!
Expo: The expo was held at the convention center which is convenient for people who work downtown and for people traveling to the race. Since the expo was held at the convention center I expected it to be big and full of vendors. I was disappointed to only find three vendors, but maybe it was because the Carmel marathon was having their expo at the same time.
Race day: Unfortunately, there was 100% chance of rain the entire day. The race directors did a great job communicating via email and at the expo. I noticed a lot of people didn’t show up, probably because of the weather. But those of us who chose to run had a great time! Also, the aid stations were amazing! Each aid station had water, Nuun tablets, and raisins.
Post-Race Party: The post-race party was fun, and I love the mug! Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of people that stayed for the party, again probably because of the weather.
Swag: I LOVE the quarter zip jacket! Hot Chocolate does a great job of allowing runners to vote on which jacket color they want every year. The medal was awesome as well, I LOVE how it included the Indianapolis skyline.
Overall: I had a great time at this race. The race directors did an awesome job dealing with the weather and made it a fun morning. Can’t wait to do it again next year!