Fact: Racing is Better with Chocolate
When you race in a Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K you get all the chocolate! There's chocolate at the expo and packet pickup. Chocolate on the course! And a chocolate finisher's cup filled with delicious hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, and lots of dippable goodies. 15K finishers get a chocolate bar medal!
Disclaimer: I'm promoting the Hot Chocolate 15K 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
Final Price Increase is Dec. 2 at Midnight
Check Out What Hot Chocolate Runners Get:
Course Map and Aid Stations on Tampa Course
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Don't forget to use code: BRHCTampa18 when you register to score a BONUS phone armband holder with the Hot Chocolate logo. Keep your phone safe while you run. Register online before Sunday, 12/2 at midnight to save cash!
IMPORTANT: Packet Pickup Details
Packet pickup is on Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10am to 6pm at the Tampa Convention Center.
Come to the Hot Chocolate Expo to pick up your packet, which includes a race day bib and goodie bag. If you can't make it to any of the Expo, a friend or family member can pick up your race day necessities. They must have a copy of everyone's registration confirmation. Five packets per person max, please!
If you're picking up race packets for others, please be sure to let them know that you've done so! Due to the sheer volume of Hot Chocolate Tampa participants, there is no race day packet pick-up.
See You at the Sweetest Starting Line Dec. 16th!
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Find Your Next Race with Help from BibRave!
Want some help picking your next race? The BibRave 100 was released today! Check out the top Marathons, Half Marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks from all across the country. It’s time to plan your 2019 race schedule.
I can’t wait to add new races. Plus, I’m running fan favorites like my local Hot Chocolate 15K in Tampa on Dec. 16th!
Visit www.thebibrave100.com to see which of your favs made the list!
BibRave gives runners a voice to help elevate the best races. BibRave is a community and resource for all runners to share their experiences. The BibRave 100 takes nominations each year, then shares the results. Thanks to all the runners who reported the fine details on why they love these events.
Check out The BibRave 100 to see what other runners say about races. You can use it to create your race bucket list!
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Last year, I ran the Inaugural St Pete Run Fest half marathon. I loved it. The race was shiny and new, but the race directors were experienced pros.
The Best Damn Race Booth at the Expo
I kinda love a good expo as much as a good race. It's fun to talk to runners. We compare notes and talk about their race goals. I got to show them all the great medals for the 2019 Best Damn Race Series.
It's fun to meet people in real life that I know from online or racing. Plus, at the Expo there are discount codes and extra goodies when you register there. The music, people, and excitement all takes place in beautiful downtown St. Pete on the waterfront. It's a fun weekend from start to finish line.
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Sunday's Finish Line Fun
I was back at the starting line at 5:30 Sunday morning. Our first task was to fill all the Tervis tumblers with water.
Finish Line Fun
I loved this reverse finish line experience. Perhaps being a runner made it extra special. I worked the half marathon side of the finish line. It was fun to greet and congratulate the runners.
Some of the people who volunteered were squeamish about getting transfer sweat on them. That made me laugh. At the end, one volunteer asked everyone if they were hugged by a sweaty runner. Turns out everyone was.
Finish lines are emotional. I gave a hug to every runner who wanted or needed one. There were some tearful moments with runners I didn't know. I laughed, clapped, shouted, and cheered for everyone who crossed that line.
Here are my favorite things in no particular order:
If you get a chance, give back to your favorite race by volunteering. As I runner, I can tell you we love seeing a cheerful, encouraging face on course and at the finish line.
Kudos to everyone at St. Pete Run Fest for another successful race weekend!
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