Promo code for Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Nashville on February 17, 2018 is NASHSWEET18
Promo code for Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Nashville on February 11, 2017 is NASHSWAG3
Hey peeps! Look what time it is again!!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the time to start planning out your winter races! I’ve been a bit removed from the racing scene for about a year now since jumping head first into motherhood, but I’m excited to get things rolling again! First on the docket, Nashville’s Hot Chocolate 15k/5k on February 11, 2017! I haven’t decided which one I’m going to sign up for just yet, but I’m definitely hoping to make a return to my absolute favorite FUN race! You can read my previous recaps from 2014, 2015 (totally pregnant and didn’t know it!), 2016 (promoted it but I had a newborn and couldn’t make the trip!). I’ve done the 5k and the 15k, and enjoyed them both!
The Hot Chocolate races are known for amazing goodie bags (a fancy way of saying a sweet race packet), chocolate along the course, the best post-race treats (and yes, hot chocolate!), and super cute medals! The medals are only for 15k finishers – so what better motivation to run a longer race than a candy bar shaped race medal?! You’ll be able to pick up your goodie bag at the expo, the two days before the race, at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum.
This year’s goodie bag includes an upgraded version of years’ past fleece hoodies – always a GREAT perk when it’s freezing on race day! And trust me, every year it’s been COLD! This one is definitely their best yet:
This year’s race will have a similar route as in years past – starting and ending at Bicentennial Mall State Park. For landmark sake, this is down near the state capital building in downtown Nashville. Both distances start at 7:00 am sharp, and will split a few miles in. It is a wave start, and you’ll be placed in corrals. (Is there anything more exciting than those first few minutes of a major wave-start race, as you wait in your corral, jumping around and listening to music as the start gun goes off for each corral ahead of you?)
Hot Chocolate is also known for offering a great freebie every year. In the years I’ve been working with them, they’ve given away coffee mugs, running hats, and running buffs. This year’s I’m even more excited about – a hot chocolate running visor!
To snag one for yourself, upon online registration, simply use the promo code, NASHSWAG3 and you’ll receive a FREE black hot chocolate running visor in your goodie bag!
If you’re on the fence about registering, the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k also supports a fantastic charity, for which you can raise money for! You read more about that HERE.
Let me know if you plan to be there!