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Expo Deal! Reduced Price on 2018 Races
Visit the #HotChocolateRace race expo and get a great deal on your 2018 registration for 5K or 15K.
#HC15K and 5K return to Tampa on December 16, 2018.
When you register at the expo you'll get:
15K for $50 flat fee
5K for $30 flat fee
These prices are only good at the expo. Registration opens to the public at $34 and $54 + tax on 12/18/17.
Friday, December 15, 2017: 3 to 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017: 11 am to 5 pm
Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
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I'm in love with the newest #HotChocolate15K finishers medals.
They are bigger and brighter than ever. Plus — each Hot Chocolate 15K medal has it's own special, city-specific charm keychain. Tampa's is a sailboat.
More good news for #HC15K/5K #Tampa
If you run in the Tampa Bay area, you know that the warm weather we all know and love can be challenging — even if it's a December race.
During the inaugural race in 2016, temps and humidity were really high.
Well, the #HC15K/5K organizers are on it. They've implemented some REALLY COOL measures to make sure everyone is safe during this years run.
December weather in Florida can be fickle.
Sometimes it's cool, but last year, it was definitely hot. It was 16º degrees hotter than normal on race day!
The temperature at 2016's 15K start was 75º and rose into the mid 80s before the race was done.
It will get cool eventually in Florida, and when it does you’re going to be happy with the new Hot Chocolate Race long sleeve jacket.
All participants, 5K and 15K, receive a jewel-tone pullover. The long sleeve quarter zip is made of soft, tech material. It’s going to be a favorite winter wearable when you run. There are thumbholes and a zippered chest pocket. The Hot Chocolate race logo shows the world you're willing to run for chocolate in style.
The 2017-18 medal for the 15K is half an inch wider and half an inch taller.
It has a city specific charm/keychain that hangs from the medal.
The bling looks like a beautiful bar of chocolate wrapped in gold foil. It’s going to look great on you!
The fun continues after the race with the unique and delicious #HC15K finishers mug filled with hot chocolate and lots of goodies to dip in the chocolate fondue. Yum!
After your race, you can pose with the giant Hot Chocolate inflatables and the little ones can play in a Kid Zone stocked with an obstacle course, bounce house, and games.
I'll see you at the starting line!
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2016 SPB Classic
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