Hot Chocolate 15k Race Recap

On Sunday, my sister Pam and I ran the Hot Chocolate 15k. I ran this race last year and had warned Pam that it is very hilly. I had run 18 miles on Saturday, so I had no expectations with our finish time.

The race had an early start of 7:45. The weather was cloudy and about 45 degrees. We arrived at Seattle Center about 7 and got free parking. We met Amy and Catherine at The Armory and used the bathrooms with no line.

HC race

This race is super organized for such a big event. I forgot about all the hills at the beginning, you are either going up or down nothing is flat. There are plenty of water stops, with great volunteers. Pam did great. She is not used to all these hills. We finished in 1:39:59. Directly at the finish there was gatorade and bottles of water. We had to walk a little bit to get our hot chocolate and finishers mug, that had fondue, and a bunch of things to dip in it.

This is a great, well-organized race if you have the chance to run it next year. There is no medal but you get a great tech sweatshirt and chocolate.

HC sweatshirt

Anyone else love stale peeps? Here’s my stash.


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2 Responses to Hot Chocolate 15k Race Recap

  1. mskatieblaze says:

    I did the Hot Chocolate in Nashville, TN and loved it! Was actually surprised, because I usually am not a fan of big expensive races like that, but I thought the entire concept was great, and agree with you, it was super organized! What is it with these Hot Chocolate 15ks…? NASHVILLE WAS SUPER HILLY, TOO! 😦 Great blog, I enjoyed reading your last few posts! From a new follower 🙂

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