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Running for #HotChocolate!

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I am so excited!  I am officially going to run in the Hot Chocolate 15/5K in St. Louis on December 15th.  My friend, Tammy, and I will be tackling the 5K leg of the race while our friends, Abby and Jennifer, are tackling the 15K.

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The Hot Chocolate 15/5K started in Chicago and has since expanded to cities all over the country. This year, they have quite the line up of cities across the nation! In addition to the race in St. Louis, they are having races in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, L.A., Minneapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.  The Denver race was on October 6th, and judging from the photos on the Hot Chocolate 15K Facebook Page, it was a load of fun!

When my friend, Abby, first mentioned doing the Hot Chocolate Race in December, I thought she was a bit loco in la cabeza.  Running?  In December? Really?

Then I started thinking about the advantages of running a race in December.  It’s cooler, making it easier to run.  Especially for those who don’t sweat properly.  Yep, I want to do it.

Then I saw the SWAG in the Goodie Bag for the race…

Hot Chocolate 15/5K Goodie Bag

Um, yah.  I’ll run for that.

THEN I saw the post race party info…

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Hot chocolate?  Fondue?  Oh, yah, I will definitely run for that!

As if I needed any more reason to join this race (eh hem, I didn’t), the fact that the Hot Chocolate 15/5K supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities just put the whip cream on top of my hot chocolate!  The Ronald McDonald House Charities holds a special place in my heart.

As mentioned in my one goal at a time post, I’d eventually like to train for a longer runs than a 5K.  Maybe in 2014, I can join Abby and Jennifer in the Hot Chocolate 15K!

In the meantime, I’ve got to work on my run time.  I can do the required 15minute mile for the race (I can do a 14 minute mile) but would like to improve to a 12 minute mile before race day.  Think I can do it?

Stay tuned in the next couple of days, because I’ll have a promo code to share AND I get to give away a race entry!!! Score.

Right now, you can use code BALDCHICKMUG when you register to get a free Hot Chocolate travel mug!

***Disclosure- as a member of the Hot Chocolate Blogger Team, I am receiving a complimentary entry to the race of my choice.  All opinions, and pre-race excitement, are my own.***

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. This sounds like so much fun!

  2. You totally had me smiling! I was thinking the same thing, “I’d run for that…and that…and that”…and I hate running! RMH is one of my favorite charities and this just melts my heart that this is the one benefiting from your race (we have stayed at RMH too many times with our little guy).
    Congrats on committing….can’t wait to hear how it goes!!! You are much braver than I am!

  3. Christine Luken says:

    Good for you! I’m not a runner, but I would consider a fun 5k like this one for a good cause.

  4. This sounds awesome… love the jacket and look at those goodies!

  5. I would run for chocolate too! Good luck! 🙂

  6. Running for chocolate?!? Count me in!

  7. This looks like fun, and I’d be happy to run for hot chocolate too!

  8. This sounds like a lot of fun! We love hot chocolate in our house.

  9. Sounds fun! Good luck! Running for me in the winter would equal serious breathing issues from lung issues. I am sure you will do great!

  10. YUM.. can this be a real?? Running for chocolate.. boy that’s my kind of thing, count me in..LOVE the idea and soo wish they had one in Florida

  11. Oh how cool! Love the name of this 5K! Can’t wait to hear all about your training and progress. Whoo hoo!

  12. i wish they’d come to hartford- have a ton of fun!

  13. I’m so excited for you….though, I wouldn’t even run for chocolate! 🙂

  14. This sounds like a super fun event.

  15. YAY! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  16. This sounds really cool. I wish it was closer!

  17. Now that is pretty cool!

  18. This sounds like a great race. I mean, how can you not like something named after hot chocolate and where there is fondue after? Winner, winner chicken dinner.

  19. What a great charity! Thanks for your efforts!

  20. Good luck on the race! I love that it supports the Ronald McDonald House charities

  21. Wow! Hot chocolate and fondue? I might even run for that in December…even with snow on the ground! Good luck!

  22. Mary Schuh says:

    I love hot chocolate and running! The two combined – awesome! St. Louis has so many awesome running events – miss it there! Good luck in the race! 🙂

  23. For that treat and that cause, I’d totally do it too! I had to research and look to see if one was coming, but nope. Not this year. Dang!

  24. I have a goal to run a 5k, just have no ide when it will happen lol! Can’t wait to hear how much fun you have 🙂

  25. I’ve been wanting to get back into running! This inspires me!