Welcome to the Asheville Hot Chocolate 5K, 10K, Kids Hill Climb and Marshmallow Dash,
benefitting the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization(PTO).
Enjoy Asheville's very own Hot Chocolatey races. Choose the one that fits you best.
The 5K and 10K events are chip timed by Right on Time Productions and a long sleeve Next Level t-shirt is guaranteed to all 5K/10K participants who register before 1-8-18 and choose the t-shirt add on. We've lowered the registration fee and allow you to choose which shirt you'd like.
The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) The Marshmallow Dash for our 8 and under crowd! A shorter and safer event for the little ones! Choose the one that works best for your child no matter what their age.
This year's course will start and finish in front of the newly built Isaac Dickson School at 125 Hill St.
Runners will stage in the bus loop to the right of the front of the school.
Subject to change
Subject to change
All 5K/10K participants should plan on finishing the race by 11:30 a.m. to receive an official time. At 11:30 a.m., the traffic controls on the course will cease. Those remaining on the course can still proceed but should travel on sidewalks and stop at all traffic lights. Race officials will remain on the course to monitor and assist all participants until they reach the finish line. There is no time limit for either the 1K Kids Hill climb or the Marshmallow Dash.
Please read carefully:
Complimentary on-site BAG CHECK will also be available.
5K and10K Adut and Youth: Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers and to the first male and female in the Masters Division (40+) and Grand Masters Division (50+). Prizes include a handmade mug and 10k winners Gift Certificates from Jus. Running! The top male and female 5K runners will receive a $500 gift certificate for the Asheville JCC Aquatic Center.
2018 Mug awards will go to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 14&U; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90 and over. Overall placers not eligible for age group awards. The 10K Awards will begin at 11:30 a.m. 5k Awards will begin at 10:30.
1K Hill Climb: The top three boys and top three girls will each receive a special award. In addition, every child gets a ribbon! The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) The 1K awards will be given out in the gym at 9:15am.
Marshmallow Dash: Every child gets a ribbon! The Marshmallow Dash is limited to children 10 and under and parents are encouraged if need be to stay by their child's side the whole dash or meet them at the finish line.
We recommend the use of the three parking garages listed below.
We have the following parking lots available for use on race morning:
1. City parking garage at Civic Center
2. City parking garage on Wall Street
3. City parking garage on Rankin Ave.
4. Chamber of Commerce (all but upper portion of lot).
5. Randolph School Parking lot on Montford Ave.
Free fun from 9:00am to 10:30 in the gym of Isaac Dickson. After you finish the Hill Climb or the Marshmallow Dash head over to the gym to warm up with bounce house fun as well as many other activities.
-THIS IS NOT CHILD CARE-
CHILDREN MUST BE LEFT WITH A RESPONSIBLE ADULT
SCHOOL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE AREN'T RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST CHIDLREN
Kids Yogo Warm Up by Bright Lights Entertainment at 8:00am -
Bounce for free thanks to:
2018 Kids' Zone Sponsors
January 19 5:00 PM EST - Friday Evening Packet Pick Up
January 19 5:30 PM EST - Pasta Dinner
January 19 7:00 PM EST - Friday Evening Packet Pick Up Closes and Pasta Dinner Ends
January 20 7:30 AM EST - Race Day Packet Pick Up
January 20 8:00 AM EST - Kids Warm Up/ Walk to the start
January 20 8:55 AM EST - 5K Start
January 20 9:00 AM EST - Kids Zone Opens in the Gym
January 20 9:15 AM EST - 10k Start
January 20 9:20 AM EST - Kid Race Awards in the Gym
January 20 10:30 AM EST - Kids Zone Closes
January 20 10:30 AM EST - 5K Awards
January 20 11:00 AM EST - 10k Awards