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Run For Chocolate – Bristol

2 races scheduled · Sun 27th Jan 2019 · Bristol
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What greater motivation is there to get out there and be active? Achieve your fitness goals and enjoy a fun challenge this winter in a town or city near you – run, jog or walk our 5km route (all levels, ages and speeds are welcome). Enter as an individual or why not get your family and friends involved too, run as a team and join the party! When you cross the finish line, you’ll receive a Run for Chocolate finisher's medal and a well deserved mug of Hot Chocolate (sprinkles optional!) So, rally your friends, family or work colleagues and make Run for Chocolate part of your Bucket List!

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Run for Chocolate is a celebration of fitness, fun and wellbeing! Participants of all ages and abilities can enjoy the benefits of exercise with the comforting reward of a luxury Hot Chocolate at the finish line. Achieve your fitness goals and enjoy a fun challenge this winter in a town or city near you – run, jog or walk our 5km route (all levels, ages and speeds are welcome). Enter as an individual or why not get your family and friends involved too, run as a team and join the party! When you cross the finish line, you’ll receive a Run for Chocolate finisher’s medal and a well deserved mug of Hot Chocolate (sprinkles optional!) So, rally your friends, family or work colleagues and make Run for Chocolate part of your 2019 Bucket List!

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Jan 26 2019

What's included:

Your Entry Fee Includes:

  • Great Location
  • Music
  • Friendly Atmosphere
  • FREE Branded Head Buff
  • FREE Luxury Hot Chocolate
  • Bespoke Finishers Medal (For All Finishers)
10K
12:00am Sun 27th Jan 2019

Run 10km

5K
12:00am Sun 27th Jan 2019

Run 5km

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1.2
14 reviews
Lou
Star
1.0
Did the 5K in 2019
This was dangerous unorganised, hardly amy Marshalls and the ones that were there didnt know the route, no signs and no hot chocolate at the end as theyd ran out of water! They are blaming bristol council for not unlocking the gates on time!! Excuses for there shambles of an event… read more
Tom
Star
2.7
Did the 10K in 2019
I really like running around Oldbury cort its a lovely place to run, but the chocolate run event was a big let down. Also would of liked it to be timed. Would do it again if the event was ran better … read more
Deborah
Star
1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
The Bristol event was held at an excellent venue and had the potential of being a great event. However it lacked basic planning leading to a chaotic and confusing route, not what we paid for!For future events they need to provide the basics especially as it was advertised for all the family and had children taking part. It needed:1. Warm up and safety brief.2. Clear fixed signage - all were loose on the ground with many upside down3. Plenty of Marshalls with Hi Viz - to start with there were none and then a small number when it was obvious that people were confused. None of the Marshalls seemed to know the route and were not wearing hi viz4. Water at 1/2 way and the end - none was available 5. Plenty of chocolate at the end. - many of us got none because you run out of hot water6. Nice to have- alternative snack and drink options at the end.Positives: lovely medal and buff. Lovely route assuming you took the correct one.Lots of complaints and media attention. Organisers trying to blame the local council… read more
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Lou
Star
1.0
Did the 5K in 2019
This was dangerous unorganised, hardly amy Marshalls and the ones that were there didnt know the route, no signs and no hot chocolate at the end as theyd ran out of water! They are blaming bristol council for not unlocking the gates on time!! Excuses for there shambles of an event
Tom
Star
2.7
Did the 10K in 2019
I really like running around Oldbury cort its a lovely place to run, but the chocolate run event was a big let down. Also would of liked it to be timed. Would do it again if the event was ran better
Deborah
Star
1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
The Bristol event was held at an excellent venue and had the potential of being a great event. However it lacked basic planning leading to a chaotic and confusing route, not what we paid for!For future events they need to provide the basics especially as it was advertised for all the family and had children taking part. It needed:1. Warm up and safety brief.2. Clear fixed signage - all were loose on the ground with many upside down3. Plenty of Marshalls with Hi Viz - to start with there were none and then a small number when it was obvious that people were confused. None of the Marshalls seemed to know the route and were not wearing hi viz4. Water at 1/2 way and the end - none was available 5. Plenty of chocolate at the end. - many of us got none because you run out of hot water6. Nice to have- alternative snack and drink options at the end.Positives: lovely medal and buff. Lovely route assuming you took the correct one.Lots of complaints and media attention. Organisers trying to blame the local council
lillie
Star
1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
One of the worst races I've participated in - the race was supposed to start at 10 with a 15 minute safety beforehand, no briefing and the race started 15 minutes late with no instructions, no signage on the route, so we ended up getting lost, no water stations, no marshalls, and it was more of an obstacle race/trail run ans we had to queue up to get through . And the route wasn't even 10k! And I did not get chocolate at the end. Certainly wont recommend this race.
Jon
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1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
It was awful all round. The course wasnt marked out and there were very few marshals. Those who were there didnt seem to know what the course was. Some of the course was very hazardous. I would avoid this company in the future.
Jacqui
Star
1.7
Did the 10K in 2019
We arrived at the venue, struggled to park, huge questions to collect race number. No requirement for emergency details. No marshals, didn't hear a briefing, no organised start and poorly marked out route. No idea on route for 10k so sort of made it up ourselves. Also - no chocolate at the end - ran out of water. On the positive it was a nice medal!!
Richard
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1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
This was the poorest organised event Ive ever attended. The problems started as soon as we arrived. Registration was poorly planned, organising bib pick ups by First Name Initial means that families that are together get split up and if youve got kids with you, youre chasing up and down the registration area trying to collect bibs. There was no briefing on the course and no warm up despite both being on the itinerary. No starting horn so everyone stood sound like lemons until one of the competitors shouted go. Course signage was dreadful. The entire field of runner ran 400m in the wrong direction within the 1st K. When we reached a dead end and had to turn around, there was such a crush. This also meant that now the quick runners were at the back and this increased the numbers at the pinch points throughout the course.Whilst the course was billed as varied terrain, some of the paths were treacherous. With quite a high number of families in the field, lots of them pulled out because the descents were dangerous if you had kids with you. The signs were A4 arrows placed on the floor with nothing holding them down. By the time the field got to them, those that hadnt blown away were pointing in the wrong direction. None of the marshals had hi-viz (or anything else) to distinguish them from the spectators. When you did manage to identify them, they seem poorly briefed, didnt know the root and, by the end, were actively hiding from the field because they couldnt provide answers to simple questions like which way?. To cap it all, at the end of the Race for Chocolate THERE WAS NO CHOCOLATE!!!The organisers charged 25 including booking fee. This would normally be the fee for an officially measured race with timing. This 10k measured 9.5k at best and there was no timing. Add the lack of marshals and the failure to provide the one thing they promised, Chocolate, this seems like nothing more than an organisation profiteering from the boom in organised runs. It was a shocker!
Andrea
Star
1.0
Did the 5K in 2019
Very badly organised event. Late starting, no warm, no brief, route markers place on ground which no one could see!! No Marshalls giving directions and no one had any idea of the route. I did the 5k which was 4.6k and 10k there were a number of different distances 10k, 11k and 13k. To end it all not enough hot chocolate for all runners. This was the worst organised event I have attended and I have ran quite a few!!
Jenn
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1.0
Did the 5K in 2019
The worst race Ive ever attended. The course was not sign posted or marshalled, the race started late, everyone got lost, no chocolate on completing the race. I would never do another run for chocolate race ever again. I have requested a refund.
Lynne
Star
1.7
Did the 5K in 2019
Poor organisation, dangerous course, no marshals and no Pre race safety brief.Myself and 2 friends travelled up from Taunton to Bristol on a chilly Sunday morning.We knew parking was limited so didnt mind parking on the road, although there were no signs from the street advertising the event.I registered and paid before Christmas but my name was not listed on the entry lists. I have asthma so nobody had any of my medical details or emergency contact etc.There was supposed to be a pre-race safety brief at 9.45am. This did not happen and at 10.10am all we were told was 5km one lap, 10km two laps. Within the first km everyone was sent in the wrong direction due to lack of marshals and course signage, which meant everyone had to turn around and go up a muddy path. Sections of the course were dangerous- including sheer drops without barriers, very slippery steps, large tree blocking the footpath and no marshals with adequate hiviz bibs or armbands.At the end of the race which wasnt 5km, it was about 4.4-4.6km anyone who walked past got a medal. We knew there was no official timekeeper so that was OK, but after the finish we were herded towards a couple of tables with sweets, lukewarm water and cans of Cadbury Instant Hot Chocolate dubbed as luxury hot chocolateSo far the race organisers have sought to blame Bristol City Council for the debacle, but many safety concerns were not anything to do with the Council they were poor race organisation
Elaine
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1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
This was the worst running event I have ever taken part in. It was extremely badly organised. It started late with no information as to why or how long we would have to wait for. The course was not really marshalled or signposted ( the signs were flat in the ground) which resulted in most of the runners getting lost and running the wrong way. The course was not 10k, my Harmon record 5.6 miles. Parents with young children who competed were complaining about the dangers paths and lack of marshalling. Its a disgrace that we have been charged 25.25 for such a badly organised event.
Sally
Star
1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Pure greed. No course, no Marshalls. 25 per entry and they only put one Marshall on the course (who had no clue which way to go). Dangerous
Cara
Star
1.0
Did the 5K in 2019
The worst race I have ever ran. Zero organisation, leaving health and safety standards way below expectations. No marshals, ran out of hot water so no hot chocolate
Caius
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1.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Unable to give this zero stars. In short, unsafe due to lack of marshalling, insufficient signage, no safety briefing. Hot chocolate at the end was non existent due to no hot water. No water station at any point in the course. Accidents happened off course. Total confusion and complaints from all. Poor poor poor.
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Logistics and schedule

When you arrive at the event head over to the main event tent to register and collect your runner’s bib and FREE head buff.

After warming up, the course will be declared open and you can set off around the marked route – walk, jog or run at your own pace.

As you cross the finish line you will collect a bespoke ‘Run For Chocolate’ finishers medal and are free to enjoy a cup of luxury hot chocolate as a special reward for all your hard work and effort!

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Warneford Road, Bristol BS16, UK

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