Each Hot Chocolate 15/5K race features both a 15K (9.3 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) distance and all runners are encouraged to join the fun!
The San Diego Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race returns, starting at Petco Park. It benefits Make-A-Wish®, a national charity that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
The best goodie bags in running, free instantaneous race photos and scrumptious post-race treats are just three reasons you’ll want to sign up.
Whether you’re a serious or recreational runner, you’ll score Hot Chocolate’s award-winning and always impressive race swag (this time it’s a full-zip jacket with a hood--in merlot in women's sizes and black in men's and youth sizes). Then, after crossing the finish line where a medal awaits you, racers are rewarded with, what else, chocolate. More than 4,000 pounds of melted chocolate are prepared for each race. There are even “sweet stations” on the course that provide delicious mid-race snacks.
The Hot Chocolate Race benefits Make-A-Wish®, a national charity that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Last season the Hot Chocolate Series drew a quarter of a million chocolate-loving runners and generated over $200,000 collectively for its non-profit partner. The series has generated over $1 million for charity in 10 years and expands to a record 19 cities this season.
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