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5
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3
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PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
Join the movement that’s taken over the racing world. The Hot Chocolate Run is returning to Minneapolis this April! Start and finish in Boom Island Park among the biggest chocolate aficionados in Minneapolis. Enjoy a beautiful run through city’s most scenic spots. Then, a chocolate lover’s oasis awaits at the … MORE
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    shinianen FIRST-TIMER '15

    Around 5 or so months ago, a group of run friends I know started talking about doing the Hot Chocolate race together in 2015. Ah - before I get too … MORE

    Around 5 or so months ago, a group of run friends I know started talking about doing the Hot Chocolate race together in 2015.

    Ah – before I get too far in this recap – I have to admit, I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted to do this race. You already know that I’m not a fan of chain races that advertise their AH-maze-ING swag, but offset that with enormous headcounts and packed courses. Not to mention, I am … less than impressed … with races that motivate you to burn *some* calories by enabling you to consume *a lot more than you burned* calories at the finish line. (I think races like this give people an unrealistic concept of what’s appropriate post race fueling in comparison to how many calories you actually burn during a run; IE: an average runner burns 10 calories/min, and at a 30 minute 5K pace that’s 300 calories … which isn’t much when you’re trying to offset a post race chocolate feast.)

    Hmmm … now that I said the above, I’m realizing this race sounds very Bacon Chase, no?

    Anyway, despite my reservations of this race being a “crammed course calorie fest”, and the fact that I haven’t been running much at all since my feet issues last fall, I let a few of my friends who ran this last year convince me to give this race a shot.

    OK, ok. They didn’t have to convince me that much to do it. It was scheduled to be on my birthday, after all. I mean, who can say no to chocolate fondue in your honor?!

    Not that I’m a chocoholic or anything. But then again, I also don’t exactly like to share my stash.

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