Thinking About Running for Chocolate?Register for #HotChocolate #Tampa Before the Next Price Increase
Sign Up Before Midnight on October 14th
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Register now if you plan to run for chocolate in #Tampa during the Hot Chocolate 15k or 5K on Dec. 16, 2018. The price goes up at midnight tonight!
Use my BONUS Code: BRHCTAMPA18 to score a #HC15K armband holder at packet pickup. All finishers get a great zip front hoodie and chocolate finisher's cup. 15K finishers get the medal shown above.
Register early to save some cash: http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/tampa.
Don't forget to download your FREE McMillan 15k training plan. See you at the starting line!
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Need Help Training for the December 15K?
The Hot Chocolate 15K #Tampa has you covered. When you register to run you receive a FREE 12-week training plan. (That's perfect timing from RIGHT NOW!)
The plan is by McMillian Running. It's tailored to match the pace you submit at registration.
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
Use Code: BRHCTAMPA18 for Another Bonus!
Use code BRHCTAMPA18 for a BONUS #HC15K phone armband holder below. Read more details on the --> Hot Chocolate armband.
The Hot Chocolate Tampa 2018 Race Course
Take a peek at the race course for the #HC15K and #HC5k this year. As you can see below, you'll run on Bayshore Drive next to Tampa Bay. It's a beautiful time of year, and a scenic course!
See the Rest of Your Hot Chocolate 15K SWAG
Nope, free training plan and phone holder are just the start. Click the link to see the rest of the goodies you'll get with your Hot Chocolate racing experience.
Register Before the Price Increases on Oct. 14
Visit: hotchocolate15k.com/tampa to register and see the rest of the race details!
Bonus Sunglasses at Pumpkins in the Park 5K
When you register for the @RamRacing Pumpkins in the Park 5K with the code: "BRPUMPKINS" you'll score the bonus sunglasses shown below.
Disclaimer: I’m promotion the Pumpkins in the Park 5K and 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!
A Costume Idea for All Ages
You'll get your bonus sunglasses at packet pickup. Why not use them as part of your costume? Here's a suggestion that works for runners of all ages — 3 Blind Mice! Remember, Pumpkins in the Park has a costume contest each year.
The Clif Kids Spooky Sprints for kids 12 and under is at 2:30 pm. The 5K follows at 4:00 pm.
Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K Bonus Phone Holder
The zip-front jackets are burgundy and black this year. The fully-supported 5K and 15K races offer hydration and more chocolate on course.
Every 5K and 15K finishers receives a custom cup filled with hot chocolate, fondue and dippable goodies at the finish! All participants get the zip-front jacket and post-race party. Only the 15K finishers receive the city-specific Tampa medal.
Get Bonus Hot Chocolate SWAG with Code
When you register for the Tampa Hot Chocolate 5K or 15K use code “BRHCTampa18” to score the BONUS armband phone holder shown above. You'll get it at packet pickup! This is the 3rd year for the Tampa race. If you've run each year, you're eligible for Legacy perks.
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Next Price Increase is June 3 at Midnight
Don't miss out on the fun race and costume contest in Lincoln Park this October.
You'll find the complete price increase schedule is below. Register soon to save cash.
Here's the pricing schedule for Pumpkins in the Park 5K:
All participants receive a race shirt, timed race, and fun post-race party!
Disclaimer: I’m promoting the Pumpkins in the Park 5K 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!
Score BONUS SWAG with my BibRave Code!
Use my code: BRPumpkins when you register to score a BONUS pair of Ram Racing sunglasses in your goodie bag. You can use them as part of your costume!
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Don't Let the Children in Costume Fool You!
Disclaimer: I'm promoting Pumpkins in the Park 5K 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!
That's Right! If you meet the qualifying standards, you can join the Elite Corral at the #PumpkinsInThePark5K this Fall in Chicago! Elite Corral runners are eligible for cash prizes. Now, that doesn't always happen at a 5K!
To qualify, you must submit proof of performance from a similar event. See the chart below for specifics.
Note: If you don't submit proof by the deadline, you'll be placed in an alternate corral and will NOT be eligible for the prize purse.
Placement in the Elite Corral is on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't wait! Assignment is not guaranteed. You can verify your corral assignment in your Ram Racing account.
Think you have what it takes to win or place?
Cash Prizes for Elite Runners
Here's the deal. There's a cash purse for runners in the Elite Corral. The Top 3 overall Men and Women in the Illinois Elite Corral will receive awards.
The awards structure for 2018 is as follows for both the men and the women:
In addition to the overall prize money, the top overall male and female finisher who beats the existing Pumpkins in the Park 5K record wins an additional $100.
Current #PumpkinsInThePark Records to Beat
Male Event Record is 14:48.
Run by Dan Kremske of Woodstock, IL in 2016
Female Event Record is 16:53.
Run by Katie McMenamin of Lafayette, CO in 2017
Athletes must be accepted into and start with the Elite Corral in order to be eligible for the prize purse. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility.
How to Apply for the Elite Corral
If you'd like to be considered for the Elite Corral (and be eligible for the prize money), you must be a US Citizen and you must have proof of a qualifying finishing time from a previous race.
To apply, register for the race and select the Elite Option during registration, and when submitting proof of results.
If you already registered, and want to be considered for the Illinois Elite Corral, email your proof of qualification AND your confirmation number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proof of Qualification
Any of the following is considered acceptable proof of your race time:
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
The prize money and elite corral are only open to U.S. Citizens. You'll be asked for proof of citizenship at packet pickup, and on race day when you get your bib.
Accepted proof of citizenship includes the following:
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