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Got Cocoa? Hot Chocolate 15k Denver Pre-race!

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MMMmmm… chocolate. In all its forms it’s delicious but when you have a piping hot cup of cocoa, I’m immediately transported back to winter days playing in the snow with my brother. With wet, snow logged mittens and snow dusted hats and hair, we’d come inside exhausted and ready to warm up near the radiator heater in the kitchen and my mom would give us some cocoa with mini marshmallows. There is just something so comforting about it. Who doesn’t love hot cocoa?

This year I’m thrilled to be running the Hot Chocolate 15k here in Denver! It’s going to be a great race through downtown with chocolate and goodies for all and a nice warm cup of hot cocoa for every finisher.

Let’s jump into the details!


You need to go or you need someone pick up your bib and goodie bag for you. There is no race day bib pickup. They do have a couple different locations though to make pickup easier!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015:

Boulder Running Company
2775 Pearl Street
Boulder CO 80302
2pm – 7pm

Runners Roost
9994 Commons St, #230
Lone Tree, CO,
2pm – 7pm

Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd, 2015:

National Western Complex Center
4655 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80216
12pm – 7pm on Friday, 9am – 5pm on Saturday

This is one goodie bag I’m excited for because we get this snazzy jacket!

Race Day

First let’s take a look at the race course. There are 2 races the 5k and the 15k, both are great!

Hot Chocolate 5k and 15k Denver Course 2015

The 5k starts at 7am and the 15k starts at 7:50 and they recommend getting there an hour early. Parking is similar to other big cities and is first come, first serve (aka you’re on your own). There will be bag check so don’t worry about toting around your stuff!

And let’s get to it, the finish line prize “Your Finisher Mug is filled with chocolate fondue, dippable snacks and decadent hot chocolate.” Yummers! The finish area is at Civic Center Park, so tell your family and friends to meet you there.

So that’s the jist. Come, run, and eat chocolate. Sounds great to me!

This is normally the time I set my goals for this race, but honestly, this is just going to be a fun run for me. I might attempt some speed but after my 50k adventure from last week, my legs could use some fun and some R&R. 

So are you running a Hot Chocolate Race this year? Have you run one in the past? Would you like to run one in the future? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!

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