We all have a reason to run. Some may run for beer while others run for chocolate. Here are four convincing reasons you need to run for chocolate.
Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Hot Chocolate 15k in San Francisco to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
A race with the word “chocolate” in its name is bound to have chocolate for runners and walkers to eat. When participating in a Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in person, you’ll find chocolate in the form of fondue and hot chocolate beverages at the race expo, chocolate squares being passed out at the race starting line, chocolate candies at the aid stations, and an assortment of chocolate at the finish line.
When racing virtually, you receive two double dark chocolate hot chocolate packets along with several double dark chocolate candy squares to give you a taste of what the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is all about!
The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k website states, “We serve delicious dark chocolate that is gluten free and has no compounds. Have a nut allergy? No problem! Our chocolate is nut free.”
You scream, I scream, we all scream for chocolate!
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k has the best swag! Every year there is a unique jacket design which is an incentive to sign up year after year.
This year’s jacket was a comfy charcoal grey full zip jacket with a removable hood. Not only is the design genius to have a removable hood, but there are a total of three zipper pockets on the sweatshirt as well as thumbholes! Out of the five Hot Chocolate races I have run (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), this year’s jacket is one of my favorites!
In addition to the race jacket, each virtual run kit includes a keepsake 15K or 5K medal, personalized bib, previously discussed hot chocolate packets and chocolate squares, and some awesome sponsor goodies!
The Choice of Locations
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k has 21 locations across the United States from Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis, to Philadelphia.
Can’t find a location close to you, then run the race virtually and receive all of the same great swag!
The Legacy Program
Several races have legacy programs and the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is no exception! Participants are awarded legacy medals when completing their 3rd, 5th, or 10th consecutive Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race event. This year the legacy swag also included a water bottle!
Out of all of the races I run each year, the Hot Chocolate 15k race is one I never miss! The race has the best people (fellow runners and Beast Pacing pacers), the best locations, the best swag, the best medals, and of course it’s oh so sweet!
How many Hot Chocolate 15k/5k races have you run? If you’ve never run one before, what are you waiting for? Head to hotchocolate15k.com, use code “BRHC20” for a free hat, and register today!