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The Chocolate Race

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Because life is short...running is hard & chocolate tastes good - what more of a reason do you need to enter a race!

This is definitely going to be an annual tradition (along with Dirty Girl - same organizer) and we hope to make it an entire Girls Weekend Getaway next year as the Saturday before the race also offers bike tours throughout the area. As you can see, the course is beautiful and we (SPIRITRUN & I) were in it for the fun (and of course the chocolate!) and did not set out with any time goals at all - we were there for a good time. Was incredibly hot by the time we finished - I did have to drop back & top up my electrolytes big time and struggled the last few kilometres but that was just my bodies way of telling me to take it easy in the heat - definitely had to listen!
Anyway, I highly recommend this event if you can next year - it really is for everyone as they offer 5k, 10k, Half marathon Run/Walk and the goodies along the way and at the end are well worth it!!

Jen & I with the official pace care.

The start/end location
Along the route... Oh, and another great thing about this race - our clinic coach helps with the organization of this event so most of the volunteers along the route were from the Barrie Running Room - it was great having their encouragement along the way!

Kawartha Ice Cream at the end of the race - "Death by Chocolate". We also received coupons for fudge, truffles, rice krispie square dipped in chocolate and strawberries dipped in chocolate - and it was so hot we had to eat it all (actually we didn't) before it melted...
We are now officially "Sugar Momma's"

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SPIRITRUN 11/15/2010 10:33AM

    It was deeee-lish!
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MANDA_MICHELLE 9/24/2010 10:47AM

  awww what a great race! its in my hometown where i grew up! i only found out about it like a day before it happened, but hopefully i can do it next year! i will have to remind myself!

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ANITABREAK2 9/4/2010 10:27PM

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Congrats on a great race!


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LADYSNOWFALL 9/2/2010 2:53PM

    Oooh! Sounds decadent!

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    I might take up running if I can run this race!

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JEN-HAIR-RUN 9/1/2010 11:25AM

    This race is like a dream come true! I will run for chocolate! And what a beautiful course.

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DRAGONFLY1974 9/1/2010 10:50AM

    I'd love to do that race!!!!!! Sounds and looks awesome!!

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GEOGIRL 9/1/2010 10:13AM

  Sounds like an absolutely fun experience! I'm always looking for new "destination" races so I'll have to put this one on my to-do list!

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PINKCOCONUT 9/1/2010 9:42AM

    That sounds like so much fun!!!!!!

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    Will run for Chocolate, I see that totally! Too much fun and what great goodie stuff!

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TILLIEBEE 9/1/2010 8:17AM

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JHADZHIA 9/1/2010 8:04AM

    WOW!! Congrats in finishing the race in spite of the heat! What a beautiful area to run in!! Looks fabulous! Neat things happening along the way looks like! I love calyspso music! I sooo love chocolate too, would I ever get a fix if I could ever go to that LOL. Glad you two are making it a regular event, you need to have a fun run in there too!

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WISLNDR 9/1/2010 8:03AM

    How fun! Great photos, thanks for sharing!

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