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I try to avoid running the same races because I like a sense of variety but I gave in to running the Hot Chocolate 15k again. Honestly, it was for the chocolate bar shaped medal (as pathetic as that make me seem).
The expo was at a different hall of the Convention Center than last year. It seemed less exciting this year and the vendors were really lacking. They had an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, which would seem cool if I had kids. I went during lunch and was in and out in about 15 mins. The best part of the expo was the hoodie area. They had samples of the hoodies that people could try on and then exchange if they needed a different size. Last year we got a tech pull over. This year, they were cotton hoodie zip ups. I liked that it's not the same as last year. We also got a reusable drawstring bag and I got a free hat (with promo code).
The expo had some chocolate fountains with marshmallows and hot chocolate.
The course was the same as last year along the river. One of the stations included marshmallows, which is different but I would not partake in. The corrals went fairly quickly and I didn't have too long of a wait for the porta potties.
At the finish, there was a bit of a wait for the finisher mugs of chocolate goodies with lots of variety of snacks to dip in the melted chocolate. Though there weren't too many photographers on the course, the pictures are free to download.
It's a good race to sign up for if you're training for Broad Street. Weather could be hit or miss though in early April.