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Promo Code for Hot Chocolate 15/5k Nashville 2016

Promo code for Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Nashville on February 16, 2019 is NADASWEET19 

Promo code for Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Dallas on February 9, 2019 is ALSO NADASWEET19 

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

Promo code for Hot Chocolate Nashville 15k/5k on Feb 13, 2016 is NASHBUFF5. Enter at registration online HERE.

Guess what time it is!


You guys know that one of my favorite races of the year is the Hot Chocolate 15/5k in Nashville! You can read about my previous experiences running in the event HERE and HERE.

hot chocolate 5k nashville

nashville hot chocolate 15k race recap and review

Promo Code for Hot Chocolate 15/5k Nashville 2016

Well, the past two years I’ve been able to help promote the race with a promo code that will get you a fun little piece of extra swag in your race day goodie bag along with your bib. The first year was a mug, last year was a wicking running hat, and this year it’s a running buff, which can be used as a hat/scarf/bandana/gaiter. Considering the race is in the dead of winter in Nashville, you will be thankful for an extra layer, trust me! Let’s chat a bit about the race itself first, then I’ll get to the freebie!

Packet pick up will be Thursday, February 11th, from 3pm – 7pm and Friday, February 12th, from 12pm  – 6pm. Location is still TBD, but it’s almost always somewhere downtown, close to the course. Inside your goodie bag, you’ll get your bib and your official Hot Chocolate zip-up fleece jacket! Every year the jackets just get better and better, and I’ve loved having such awesome race day apparel!

hot chocolate goodie bag jacket 2016

Also, once again they are raising money for the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville. Such a great charity!


The race will take place on Saturday, February 13 in downtown Nashville at Bicentennial Mall State Park. If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you’ll remember that I ran last year’s race 5 weeks pregnant without realizing it, ha! We found out we were pregnant three days later. And now here we are anxiously waiting for this little tiny human to finally make her appearance. Amazing. Anyways, getting side-tracked.

The race consists of both a chip-timed USATF-certified 5k and a 15k, which both begin promptly at 7:00 AM. Runners will be placed in corrals with a wave start, and the 5k and 15k will split around mile 2.3. The course is an out-and-back, with rolling hills, but nothing too crazy. Here’s the course map:

hot chocolate nashville promo code course map

Throughout the course, you’ll be able to see your time on timing clocks at nearly every mile, as well as the start and finish. You’ll also get to indulge in a little chocolate along the way!

After the race, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious finisher’s mug of hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, dipping snacks, and other fun hot chocolate festivities out in the mall common ground.

hot chocolate 5k nashville

There’s live music, swag for purchase, and plenty of photo ops! If you finish the 15k, you’ll get another reward, a hot chocolate medal!

nashville hot chocolate finisher medal

Now, Hot Chocolate Nashville Promo Code time!

To receive a FREE Hot Chocolate running buff in your goodie bag at packet pickup, simply enter code NASHBUFF5 when you register online HERE. The actual color will be blue on black.



I think this year’s race is going to be the best one yet, and I’m hoping to be able to travel home to take part! Only this year, I’ll have a cute little fan cheering me on at the finish line!

Once again, NASHBUFF5 for a FREE Hot Chocolate running buff.
February 13, 2016
See you there!

**2017 promo code is NASHSWAG3


Have you run any of the Hot Chocolate races? Did you love all of the free chocolate? Do you plan to run it again this year either in Nashville or in your city?

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  • Reply
    October 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing the race code!!! I wanted to run that last year but couldn’t due to an injury. I guess that baby just loves you so much they don’t want to leave. If I was to make another guess, I would guess sometime in 2015? just kidding. Good luck

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      Sweet Miles
      October 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Haha!! No kidding!! She is just happy as a clam 🙂 Are you planning on running it this year?! I am going to try my best to make it!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    October 15, 2015 at 8:35 am

    That is a really awesome jacket! If I was local– I’d totally go!
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    Kimberly @ Run with the Roushes
    October 15, 2015 at 9:05 am

    I read your recap last year and wished I lived closer to one of these races. This year, I live close (enough) to the Atlanta race and I’m REALLY tempted to do it. I can’t think of a more perfect combination of my favorite things: running and chocolate 🙂

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    October 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

    How fun! I was THIS close to running the one in my city a two years ago, but decided not to do it last minute! I’ll have to look into it again. I mean who doesn’t love hot chocolate?!
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    November 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    This is a great race and will be my third one. Lots of fun and the treats at the end are fabulous!

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      Sweet Miles
      November 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Awesome! Make sure you use the 2017 code! NASHSWAG3 🙂

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        November 29, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        I did use the code. Thanks so much!!!

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    January 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you for the code. Do you know what the swag is this year?

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