CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationwide Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Series is bringing its chocolaty goodness to Chicago on November 8 for the first official race of the series.
Known for its incredible post-race party and goodie bag, the Hot Chocolate Series is back with even more surprises. The 2015 goodie bag will include a luxurious, fleece-lined full-zip jacket and a reusable drawstring bag. In addition, all 15k finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. The medal is made from metal alloy shaped to resemble a chocolate bar with a gold plated wrapper designed specifically for the city. After completing the race, participants will receive a Finisher Mug with a rich dark Hot Chocolate, fondue and dippable snacks while enjoying a live DJ.
The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k will be taking place on Sunday, November 8, starting at 7am. Most relevant road closures will take effect Sunday morning in and around the streets of downtown Chicago, with some closures occurring as early as Saturday and as late as Sunday afternoon. Visit this page for a full list of road closures.
Kicking off at Grant Park, the race goes through the streets of downtown Chicago on a course that is USATF-sanctioned and designed to meet the highest quality standards. Runners can also share live race progress with family and friends through social media, and download free photos and videos of their finish after the events.
The event will also include the Walk for Little City. This is a 2-mile untimed walk that starts at 8:30am. Please note that Walk for Little City participants will enjoy a different start time, course, and finish line than the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, but will enjoy the same goodie bag and post-race festivities.
The Hot Chocolate Series is the fastest growing 5k and only 15k series in the world. The series is produced by RAM Racing, the nation's premier race production company based in Chicago that strives to give participants an emotional, unforgettable race experience.
Hot Chocolate 15/5K Details:
- Date: November 8, 2015
- Time: Wave 1 starts at 7:00am; Wave 2 starts at 7:45am
- Where: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Participants of the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k have the option to sign up for the "Go the Extra Mile" program to raise money for charity. This program allows participants to set up a fundraising page to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northern Indiana or any charity of their choosing. The local Ronald McDonald House affiliation is the charity of choice for each Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race. Participants can earn incentives and run the race for free depending on how much money they raise.
The next Hot Chocolate 15k/5k takes place in Columbus on November 15th.The full schedule of cities and dates can be found here.
Please let me know if you would like more information about the race or to speak with RAM Racing CEO Steve Ginsburg on the success of the Hot Chocolate Series.
SOURCE RAM Racing