The best goodie bags in running, free instantaneous race photos and scrumptious post-race treats are just three reasons you’ll want to sign up for the first-ever Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Race in Houston. This insanely popular RAM Racing USATF-certified event hits the Magnolia City starting at Sesquicentennial Park on January 28, 2018. Whether you’re a serious or recreational runner, you’ll score Hot Chocolate’s award-winning and always impressive race swag (a quarter-zip long sleeve technical jacket).
Then, after crossing the finish line where a city specific medal and key chain await you, racers are rewarded with a mug loaded with fondue and hot chocolate, pretzels, Rice Krispie Treats, cookie straws and bananas. More than 4,000 pounds of melted chocolate are prepared for each race. There are even “sweet stations” on the course that provide delicious mid-race snacks.
The Hot Chocolate Race Series benefits Make-A-Wish®, a national charity that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Last season the Hot Chocolate Series drew a quarter of a million chocolate-loving runners and generated over $200,000 collectively for its non-profit partner. The series has generated over $1 million for charity in 10 years and expands to a record 19 cities this season.
Registration for the Hot Chocolate event is open until Thursday, January 25, 2018. Cost for the 5K is begins at $49.00 while the extended distance fee starts $74.00.The 5K begins at 7:15 a.m.; the 15K follows at 7:50 a.m.