Came to Portland for the weekend to escape the foot of snow that’s encased Eastern Washington. Found the Chocolatathon and figured it sound fun enough to do and 10Ks are hard enough to find.
Race distance: 5K/10K/kids fun run
Packet pick up: day of the race, with race registration available
Location: Cook Park in Tigard. Some in park parking, some of us parked up by the school, a little bit of a walk (? Half a mile).
Course itself: mainly on paved running path with one or two spots that were trail. The 5K did 1 loop, the 10 K did 2 loops. One hill about 2 miles in (and at 5 miles if you did the 10K). We were sent out in waves 1-2 min apart since the path was narrow, but it worked out. Personally, I finished just before the rain started. Good quick race for sure.
Swag: no shirts, which I’m ok with because I have so many shirts that I don’t wear anyways. Good medal though (think ice cream sundae like.
Post race: all things chocolate available: chocolate chip pancakes (chocolate syrup if you want it), cheesecake (chocolate chip, swirled, chocolate in general), hot chocolate, you name it.
Fun race for sure, sign up if you’re in the neighborhood (or visiting)!