Did You Vote for New #HC15K #HC5K SWAG?
All runners in Fall 2018- Winter 2019 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K receive this cozy full zip jacket in their goodie bag! The colors were chosen after several days of voting by previous participants and the public.
Want a Bonus? Use code: TAMPAKAREN18 for Extra SWAG in Your Goodie Bag!
Who doesn't like free stuff?!? Use my code: TAMPAKAREN18 when you register for the TAMPA race on December 16, 2018. You'll receive a bonus gift at packet pickup. Last year it was a #HC15K cap. I'll let you know this year's bonus SWAG as soon as it's announced.
Register Early for the Best Price to Run in Tampa on December 16, 2018!
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Don't forget to sign up early for the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K in Tampa on December 16, 2018. The price for #HC15K #Tampa increases on April 15th. Use code TAMPAKAREN18 for bonus swag at packet pickup.
Use Code: TAMPAKAREN18 for Bonus SWAG
Last year the bonus swag was an #HC15K cap. This year's swag hasn't been revealed yet, but from what I've heard — it's going to be a good one. Stay tuned for more on that soon.
In the meantime, don't wait for the price to go up. Get all the chocolate at a great price when you register early. See you at the starting line!
If You Run All 3 Years in Tampa, You're a Legacy Runner — That Means Even More Swag!
2018 is the third year for the Tampa edition of the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Races. If you run 3 years in a row you're eligible for the Legacy swag! You don't have to do anything except sign up. When you get to packet pickup, your extra goodies will be waiting for you! This is a picture of the 3-Year Legacy Swag handed out at last year's race. FYI: You don't have to run all the races in the same city.
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Save $8 When You Register for the Tampa #HotChocolate15K or 5K During the Gasparilla Distance Classic Expo Feb. 23-24
Save $8 on the Tampa Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K with my Code: "GASPKaren18" during the Expo
Some of the best race registration deals are found during an expo. That's the case this weekend for runners who want to run the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K in
Tampa on December 16, 2018.
This Code is Only Good at the GDC Expo
Visit the Hot Chocolate 15K Booth during the Gasparilla Distance Classic Expo, and use my special code: GASPKaren18 to SAVE $8 on your registration!
Current prices for the 2018 Tampa Hot Chocolate Races:
Gasparilla Distance Classic Details
The expo is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so there's no reason not to stop buy!
There will be over 100 health and wellness professionals at the expo. Lots of local running groups, races and sports stores will be in attendance offering great deals. You'll find products, activities, samples, and race information.
Friday, February 23rd:
10 am to 8 pm
Saturday, February 24th:
6 am to 5 pm
Tampa Convention Center, East Hall
333 S. Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602
Is There a Code If You Can't Go to the Expo?
There sure is! If you can't get to the Gasparilla Expo, use my regular code for extra swag in your bag!
Enter code TAMPAKAREN18 when you register and you'll receive a bonus item at packet pickup. The SWAG hasn't been announced yet, but it will be an awesome piece of Hot Chocolate gear!
See you at the expo — or the starting line on December 16th!
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The second Ram Racing Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K in Tampa was Sunday, December 17, 2017. We all had our fingers crossed for cool weather. I ran the 15K.
It was 61 degrees at the starting line in front of the Tampa Convention Center. That was a lot cooler than the inaugural race a year ago.
Everyone appreciated their HC quarter zip pullovers — at least at the beginning of the race. Once we were moving along Bayshore Boulevard no one really needed long sleeves.
There was a breeze off the water, and plenty of aid stations stocked with chocolate, water and Nuun to keep everyone comfortable and hydrated. I'll take Florida's warmth over cold temps any day.
The course was flat. It was well marked. There was a time clock at every mile.
I really enjoyed the two U-turns that gave everyone a chance to see other participants. There were plenty of high-fives and encouraging calls between runners.
The race was organized and fun. Volunteers and staff did an excellent job of supporting runners before, during and after the races. Slow clap for the iced towels at the finish line!
Registration is open for the December 16, 2018 races. Click here to register before the price increases on January 21, 2018.
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Join us on Sunday for America's sweetest race around Tampa!
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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Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Tampa
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!
This is where you'll find me writing instead of running. (But, you know I'll be writing about running, right?)
2018 Race Plans
305 Half Marathon
Best Damn Leftover 5k
Best Damn Race
Bib Rave Pro
BigFoot Tri & Trail
Boley Jingle Bell Run
Bolt Run 5K-5Miler
Chick-fil-A 5K Tampa
Clearwater Fit Foodie 5k
Cocoa Beach Half
Conquistador Half & 5K
Cupid's Undie Run
Discover Caladesi Island
First Watch Sarasota Half
FL Beachathon Half
FL West Coast Half
Food Themed Races
Fort DeSoto 15K
Frugal Fitness Hacks
Gasparilla Distance Classic Expo
Getaway 10K St Pete
Half Marathon Tips
Heroes Memorial Run
Honeymoon Island Half
Hooters 10K 5K Clearwater
Hot Chocolate 15K Tampa
How To Run In Hot Weather
Kettle Krush 5K
Madeira Beach 5K Series
May Day Races 10K
Miami Beach Half
One Step Closer 10K
Par 4 Miler
PB & J 10K Run
Pumpkins In The Park 5K
Quack Attack 5K
Race Day Photos
Race Day Tips
Race For The Cupcake 5K
Robinson Presv 10K-5K
Ronnie's Run 10 Miler
Run For All Children 10k
Running In The Rain
Run Run Santa Races
Sarasota Music Half
Skyway Bridge 10K
Spring Break Races
St Pete Beach Classic
St Pete Grand Prix 5K
St Pete Rocks
St Pete Run Fest
Sunset 5K Series
Tampa Bay Parks
Tampa Flavor Run
Thin Mint Sprint 5K
TIA 5K On The Runway
Tips For Older Rookie Runners
TPA5K On The Runway
Was Your Race Cancelled?
Weedon Island Trail Run
Weedon Trail 8K
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