Have you ever run the Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K? It's a race series that travels across the continent rewarding racers with a fun theme and lots of chocolate. They serve some of the creamiest hot chocolate I've tasted.
This year the race returns to Tampa on December 15. Keep reading to see the swag and while you're here, grab my discount code to SAVE $5 Off your TAMPA registration.
SAVE $5 or Score a Hat with Discount Codes
I just got this code that gives you $5 off your registration: DHARATKFBO (case sensitive).
Try to use it before the prices for both races go up on December 1st!
This discount code only works for the TAMPA races. If you want an extra perk for another city, use the city-specific codes on my race discounts page. That code gets you a HC15K/5K running hat.
If you're in Tampa and want a running hat instead of $5 off, use code BRHCTAMPA19.
Check Out the HC15K / 5K Swag and Bling
Chocolate On Course and at the Finish Line
Enjoy a Festive Run Along Bayshore Boulevard
Check out my favorite photo from last year: Olaf Racers! There were lots of runners dressed up in holiday gear. The race course takes you all along Bayshore Boulevard with views of Tampa Bay and beautiful homes decorated for the season. This race always puts me in a holiday mood.
Did you hear the news? See the medal?
Today (7/19/19) the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K peeps announced a medal for 5K racers! That's right, starting with the 2019-2020 season, 5K runners will get a sweet medal.
In the past, all participants received the HC15K jacket and a finishers cup filled with chocolate fondue. But, only 15K runners received a medal.
Well, the folks at Ram Racing and the Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K heard the requests of 5K runners. They came through with a 5K medal!
Take a peek below, then go sign up for the Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K near you.
Hot Chocolate 5K Medals Start in Denver
The Denver race on October 6 is first in line for 5K medals. Check out the other cities in the graphic above. Besides the medals, the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K always puts on a great race with goodies on course, and the awesome finishers cup and swag shown below.
Hope to See You In Tampa!
Register for Tampa and I'll see you there. This is a fun and festive race that takes runners along Bayshore Blvd. just before Christmas. There are lots of decorations on the houses, and the runners. It's a scenic, fun run.
The weather has been perfect the past couple of years. But, it's Florida, so expect anything from a heat wave to a cold front. I enjoy this race because all the festive outfits help put me in the holiday mood. Plus, a 15K is a great way to burn off calories during the holidays.
I'm not an ambassador this year, but I wanted to get the word out that 5K runners get a medal. If I come across a code for bonus swag I'll pass it along. In the meantime, my advice is to register early for the best price. The price goes up October 13.
See you at the starting line!
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