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Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is coming to Charlotte on January 19, 2019! Start and finish amongst the biggest chocolate aficionados in Charlotte. Train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, coined as America’s Sweetest Race, is brought to you by RAM Racing. Established in 2008, the inaugural Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k ran through the streets of Chicago, Illinois. Since its inception, over 200,000 participants have run for chocolate, making it the fastest growing race series in the nation! Each Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race features both a 15k (9.3miles) and 5k (3.1miles) distance and all runners are encouraged to join the fun! Participants receive an award winning goodie bag, which they collect at the expo along with their race packet. The chocolate really begins to flow at the Post Race Party where runners enjoy music, Hot Chocolate merchandise, and a finisher’s mugs filled with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue and tasty dippable treats! Make-A-Wish® is the official race charity of the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k! Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.
This was my first Hot Chocolate race, it was a great experience. The course was very good, few hills but not over challenging. I will definitely run another, the finish line was great as the chocolate and hot chocolate was an excellent re-fuel. The only thing that I didnt like, which is uncontrollable was the rain. Thank goodness it wasnt pouring, but the misty morning kept me cool, and no overheating.
I have been part of the pace team for the Charlotte event the last 2 years. It is a great event, well organized and fun. Organization is very receptive and responsive to feedback from participants. Both years the event has been held here in Charlotte the course has been challenging and well supported.