Top 5 Reasons to Run Hot Chocolate Seattle 15K/5K

If you didn’t get your fill of chocolate over Valentine’s Day, make sure to sign up for this chocolate-centered race experience. Run Hot Chocolate Seattle 15K/5K promises a festive spring event like no other that offers one of the best experiences from start to finish. Runners looking for a great race to kick off their spring race season will love this exciting event.

1.     Not your average goodie bag. A Hot Chocolate Seattle “Goodie Bag” is so much more. Upon picking your packet, you’ll receive a high quality, full-zip hooded jacket that includes thumb holes and the Hot Chocolate Seattle logo. At a $100 value, this doesn’t even come close to your typical race t-shirt.

2.     Race packets delivered right to your front door.  Speaking of packet pickup, Hot Chocolate Seattle knows that you’d prefer to save your energy for race day, which is why if you can’t make it in to pick up your race bib, they will mail it directly to you. There is no race day packet pickup, so this is the best option for those who might have a hard time adding packet pickup into their schedule. But if you’re making a weekend of it, the race expo is not to be missed with chocolate samples, race gear, vendors and bounce houses for the kids.

3.     The sweetest aid stations around. On race day, downtown Seattle will be prepared for Hot Chocolate runners with aid stations that include a variety of flavored marshmallows, chocolate chips and M&M’s.

4.     We’ve raised the bar when it comes to our finisher’s medal. Each 15K runner to cross the finish line will also receive a finisher’s medal that may look like a bar of chocolate, but it’s actually metal alloy. This unique award will be handed to each finisher as the enter they finish chute.

5.     Bowls of chocolate, after you’ve crossed the finish line. All runners will be treated to a spread of post-race sweets that include a finisher’s mug full of hot chocolate, Rice Krispies Treats, marshmallows, bananas, chocolate squares, pretzels, cookies and chocolate fondue.  All of the chocolate is gluten free, and made without nuts or added compounds.

Proceeds from Hot Chocolate Seattle 5K/15K go towards raising money for the Ronald McDonald House of Western Washington and Alaska – a non-profit organization that helps families by providing them with a place to stay while their children undergo medical treatments.

To sign up, visit Registration deadlines and are coming up quick, so register today. With a warm winter hoodie, sweet aid stations, and a finisher’s mug overflowing with chocolate, there’s every reason to put this race on your calendar and get out to celebrate the beginning of spring.



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