What? Hot Chocolate 15k
When? October 7, 2018
How far? 15K
Packet pickup was at an expo in Denver’s National Western Complex. Because of the size of the event, there was no race-day packet pick-up available. The expo was a good size and was all running related which was nice. When picking up the swag bag, they had stations to make sure the hoodie fit and exchange booths in case it didn’t. This was a first for me at a race since it’s usually “you get what you get.”
Since most of my races are usually in the middle of no where (or at least they feel that way) it was really cool to run through Denver. The aid stations were well stocked, and the traffic control was on point. The weather was chilly, which added to the experience of wanting a piping hot cup of hot chocolate.
Ooh wee there was a lot of people at the after event! The finish line/post-race party was at Civic Center Park, which provided a gorgeous background of the Capitol building to each photo. There were plenty of photo opps available with inflatable Hot Chocolate themed props. Plus, you got a cool finisher’s mug filled with hot chocolate and other chocolate goodies.
This was a big race through downtown Denver. Everything was spot on and professional. I have to say that the medal and hoodie that came were the best I’ve seen so far. The quality is absolutely stunning. Overall the race was a ton of fun and it was great to be part of a positive and excited crowd of runners.
Note: I gave parking 1 star because it was nearly impossible, but that's also part of running in a city.