- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 9 miles/15K, Virtual Race
- Road Race
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I ran this race virtually last year and was finally able to run in-person in 2022. Here are a few highlights:
I thought the expo really was in a scenic location on the Broadway Pier and I couldn't believe they were giving out Oreos and Hot Chocolate at the Expo! I guess you need to try out the on-course fuel, though. Honestly, did I need to run after getting free cookie and chocolate? Thumbs up from me.
These Hot Chocolate races give you basically a full-on jacket as race swag. This year's was better than the last I think with a little quilted action happening in the front and lots of zippered pockets. I like it overall. Also a big fan of the hot chocolate mug at the end!
Gotta say, this was maybe my favorite part of the course. I run well on pure sugar and I took advantage of 3 of the 4 on-course sweet stops - gummi bears, m & ms, and a big ol' marshmallow propelled me to the finish! And boy, did you need it because...
Holy Hills that was a lot of uphill! Every time you think you are done, you are not done. Personally, I was in a good training space to tackle this course and crushed it, hills and all with a 17+ minute PR, but it's definitely not easy. Thankful it was only 15K and not a half marathon.
Overall, a fun themed race that stays true to their promise of chocolate for all!