The 2021-2022 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K race season has officially opened! Use the promo code AMARAHC21 when registering online for a free gift (a branded neck gaiter) at packet pickup. You can register online at http://hotchocolate15k.com.
This race series is definitely one of my favorites! In the thick of summer, it’s hard for me to remember what it’s like bundling up for outdoor running and races…but lo and behold, I certainly needed beanies and windbreakers for Seattle and Denver! Phoenix got a bit warm at the end but I still welcomed the hot cocoa. San Diego was a miss last year due to COVID closures.
If you’d like to read about my race recaps for those cities, you can check them out here:
- Race recap: Hot Chocolate Seattle 5K 2020
- Race recap: Hot Chocolate 15K Phoenix 2019
- Race Recap: Hot Chocolate 15K Denver 2019
- Race Recap: Hot Chocolate 15K Denver 2018
I love the Hot Chocolate race series for lots of reasons! The swag is super high quality. I’m still wearing my 2018 hoodie and there’s barely any signs of wear and tear (and I wear it A LOT). The races courses are not overly challenging and are beginner-friendly. They even offer free professional race photos, which normally costs between $20-$80 at races. If you ever need some polished photos for your social media accounts, then I would recommend registering for one of these races because you’ll get the photos for use wherever you’d like but also the swag and goodies. It’s a steal compared to other races.