Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.4
SCENERY
2.4
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4.6
Join the movement that’s taken over the racing world. Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in Scottsdale starts and finishes at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza among Phoenix’s biggest chocolate aficionados. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We’re with you through the season. Enjoy a … MORE
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    mbjohn411 FIRST-TIMER '18

    I have heard so many fun things about the Hot Chocolate run that I finally registered to run it last year. It was a good race but I was sorely … MORE

    I have heard so many fun things about the Hot Chocolate run that I finally registered to run it last year. It was a good race but I was sorely disappointed that the 5K race did not receive medals. You know we do it for the bling. No? Okay. The race was super crowded because it had gotten very popular over the years. The corals went on forever and I felt like I was standing and waiting for the horn to blow for a long time. When I finally took off running, I had to maneuver around runners not just at the beginning but throughout the race. It’s cool that so many people come out for this race but perhaps the venue needs to change. I like hot chocolate but not this kind.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    AndreaHeser FIRST-TIMER '14

    Overall, I loved this first 15k race of mine. The medal is beautiful and the expo was the best I've gone to. Got tons of compliments on the zip up … MORE

    Overall, I loved this first 15k race of mine. The medal is beautiful and the expo was the best I’ve gone to.
    Got tons of compliments on the zip up jacket and the post race chocolate was delicious.

    Parking was a bit of a nightmare until the parking lot attendants were in full swing. I was stuck on the 90th St. exit from the 101 for about 20 minutes and that got me stressed out.

    The first part of the course was exciting on Hayden and then the course got pretty boring. Especially the part were we went one mile out and mile back on Dobson Road. I even heard a gal running ahead of me “don’t look ahead!”

    Seeing lots of the other runners dressed in cool costumes was exciting.

    Despite the cons, I already registered for the 2015 15k race! And I’ll be dressing up in costume. 🙂

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
    My Media

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    escharmann Apr 07, 2017 at 2:18pm

    I've thought about doing this race with my mom (for the hot chocolate). I would be running it in Orange Country so the scenery would be different but it's nice… MORE

    I've thought about doing this race with my mom (for the hot chocolate). I would be running it in Orange Country so the scenery would be different but it's nice to hear that the chocolate is good and the production ran smoothly. :) LESS

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    skydivemom REPEAT RUNNER '15

    Swag: Full-zip tech jacket, no hood (different color accents and styles each year) and medal for 15k finishers Finish: Hot chocolate with a finisher's mug of melted chocolate, banana, and … MORE

    Swag: Full-zip tech jacket, no hood (different color accents and styles each year) and medal for 15k finishers
    Finish: Hot chocolate with a finisher’s mug of melted chocolate, banana, and all kinds of dippable items: pretzels, cookies, marshmallow. Heaven!
    Course: regular urban scenery
    No issues with bib pick up, expo good sized, well organized overall

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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    skydivemom REPEAT RUNNER '14

    Swag: full-zip hoodie with zipping pockets, *NEW* finisher's medal for 15k finishers Finish: Hot chocolate with a finisher's mug of melted chocolate, banana, and all kinds of dippable items: pretzels, … MORE

    Swag: full-zip hoodie with zipping pockets, *NEW* finisher’s medal for 15k finishers
    Finish: Hot chocolate with a finisher’s mug of melted chocolate, banana, and all kinds of dippable items: pretzels, cookies, marshmallow. Heaven!
    Course: regular urban scenery
    No issues with bib pick up, expo good sized, well organized overall

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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    skydivemom FIRST-TIMER '13

    Swag: pullover hooded wicking jacket (the style changes each subsequent year) Finish: Hot chocolate with a finisher's mug of melted chocolate, banana, and all kinds of dippable items: pretzels, cookies, … MORE

    Swag: pullover hooded wicking jacket (the style changes each subsequent year)
    Finish: Hot chocolate with a finisher’s mug of melted chocolate, banana, and all kinds of dippable items: pretzels, cookies, marshmallow. Heaven!
    Course: regular urban scenery
    No issues with bib pick up, expo good sized, well organized overall

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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