This was the SECOND Hot Chocolate event I've signed up for, but the FIRST in which I've actually been able to participate! With that said, I do wish I would have been able to run this event in-person in Detroit, but virtual runs have become the norm and this race is no different.
I was able to head out to on of my favorite local parks that offers some amazing views along with very well maintained trails to knock this run out. The 15k is such an odd distance, but I've run so many 5k's that it's nice to get after something different for a change! For me personally, the swag is what definitely made this event stand out - a really slick jacket, a well-designed medal (with a surprise inside!), as well as the obligatory hot chocolate mix. You can't go wrong with that combination!
I would definitely recommend the Hot Chocolate series - in-person OR virtual - to anyone looking for a fun event that takes its name seriously!
Check out my full Hot Chocolate recap - https://bit.ly/hcdetroit15kpart2