30,000 Set to Indulge in Chicago’s Sweetest Race

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Chicago’s Hot Chocolate 15K/5K will take place on Saturday, November 6 in Grant Park at 7:40 am, and with 30,000 scheduled to participate in Saturday’s sold out race, the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K has grown to one of the largest running events in the Midwest.

Chicago’s Hot Chocolate 15K/5K will take place on Saturday, November 6 in Grant Park at 7:40 am, and with 30,000 scheduled to participate in Saturday’s sold out race, the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K has grown to one of the largest running events in the Midwest.

The event, hosted by RAM Racing and presented by the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, will kick off with a two day Expo Thursday November 4, and Friday November 5, at Union Station’s Great Hall. The Expo, where participants will pick up race packets and goodie bags, features over 20 top industry vendors, a Running Away Multisport store, Hot Chocolate 15K/5K merchandise, and a charitable raffle benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Saturday will mark a move for the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K to Grant Park, relocated from Montrose Harbor to accommodate the significant increase in participants. Beginning on the west side of Columbus north of Roosevelt Road, runners will head south on a course that offers scenic views of Lake Michigan, on-course entertainment, and return to the finish in Grant Park.

A post race party will immediately follow featuring Ghirardelli hot chocolate, fondue, and 150,000 pieces of chocolate. Entertainment will include a live performance by one of Chicago’s premier bands, Maggie Speaks, and a family friendly Kids Zone consisting of balloon artists, face painters, free carnival games and prizes and a 42 foot inflatable train.

The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K has three charity partners; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training, and Pass With Flying Colors.

For more information visit http://www.HotChocolate15K.com

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