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OMG…I Found My Dream Race!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WOW, I have finally found the race of my dreams! Living in New Orleans I thought unlimited beer was the bomb at the finish line until I saw this!




http://www.hotchocolate15k.c
om/

Yes, my name is Rana and I’m a chocoholic!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE CHOCOLATE! If this race doesn’t motivate me to the finish line for a 15k run, I don’t know what does! Hot chocolate, chocolate fondue with bananas, apples, pretzels, marshmallows and rice crispy treats…HELLO YUMMY!



PLUS the killer goodie bag you get for registration…how awesome is this sweatshirt!?!



Now the hardest part is figuring out which city to attend without freezing my southern arse off! It sounds like Atlanta is calling my name!




And to think in 2013 I will have reached my weight loss goals and may just kill this race on run time! So I am considering this race my celebratory GOAL RACE! WOOT!

Has anyone done the Hot Chocolate 15k before?

Rana will run for chocolate!
I can’t wait!
~Rana
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GIANTOCR1 9/20/2012 2:01PM

    I would so want to do this race... sign me up...

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IRONBLOSSOM 9/20/2012 12:55PM

    Oh my gosh! That sounds wonderful! San Diego isn't that close to me, but it looks like they might have one up here in SF in 13/14! I'm sad at OFFANDAWAY's comment but I hope it's gotten way way better! :-D

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OFFANDAWAY 9/20/2012 11:37AM

    I have to tell you, I did the Hot Chocolate 15K in DC last December and it was my worst race to date. In fact, it made the news, that's how awful it was. It started late (over an hour in freezing temps), was on a congested highway THAT WASN'T SHUT DOWN, there weren't enough port o potties, the chocolate at the end was minimal, the jackets were cheap... I could go on!

Anyway, I've heard the DC race wasn't the only one that was terrible. Chicago was a mess too. Do some research - maybe it's improved, but I somehow doubt it.

I thought it was a dream race too. emoticon

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WE_PA_FIT 9/20/2012 10:21AM

    *DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOL*

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 9/20/2012 10:01AM

    I am on my way!!!

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Aha! Better yet they have one here in Seattle!

Thanks for the heads up!!

Comment edited on: 9/20/2012 10:05:02 AM

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TALENKARR1 9/20/2012 9:41AM

    OH MY FREAKING GOD! i HAVE TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE!!!!!!

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KIMPY225 9/20/2012 9:37AM

    WOWIE that sounds great! emoticon

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GOODGETNBETR 9/20/2012 9:09AM

    Another great reason to run. emoticon

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MAGGIE101857 9/20/2012 8:53AM

    I keep looking at the Chicago one! I hear it's a lot of fun!!!


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NEWMOM20121 9/20/2012 8:49AM

    Looks great.

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BRAVENEWGRL 9/20/2012 8:46AM

    When is this? I want in!

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MARATHONDAD 9/20/2012 8:36AM

    yummy sounds great

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SLENDERELLA61 9/20/2012 12:08AM

    Sounds great!! I'll run for chocolate, too!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/19/2012 8:21PM

    Great idea for a race! I'd love to do that! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 9/19/2012 6:27PM

    Wow! That sounds like my kinda race too! That mug of goodies is to die for!!

Edit: Oooh! They have one in Dallas! A little far from me but hey I'm always up for a trip to Dallas! This maybe somewhere I need to plan a trip to!

Comment edited on: 9/19/2012 6:29:55 PM

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DMANN104 9/19/2012 6:09PM

    OH YUM!! Sounds like so much fun!!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 9/19/2012 6:08PM

    That looks awesome!!!! I actually think that race was in Runner's World as one of the best swag races.



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SUNSCOUT 9/19/2012 5:45PM

    Wow, I'm inspired to do this now! haha
It would be an awesome celebration race - so coool!!!
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PASTAFARIAN 9/19/2012 5:26PM

    The organizers of the Hot Choc series are known for deleting negative comments from their facebook page. You should google for independent reviews of their races. Some have been disasters. After the Hot Chocolate I attended in DC last year, HC was told not to return to DC; that they would be unable to get permits next year.

You may find it helpful to read my blog post from last year:

http://www.sparkpeople
.com/mypage_public_journal_indi
vidual.asp?blog_id=4611848

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SCENIC_ROUTE 9/19/2012 5:08PM

    OMG if i knew such a race existed I might have
said... I want to be a runner LOL
Maybe next year they will bring it to Philly.
Thank you for sharing!

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LYNSEY723 9/19/2012 5:01PM

    I WANT TO DO THIS!!! OMG - I just checked the website - they have one here in March!!! DONE! I am so doing this! Great find, Rana!!! emoticon

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DRAK416 9/19/2012 4:58PM

  Gl, enjoy the race

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